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Neutrino Muppets and Masses

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Colloquium by Doug Cowen (Penn State University)
When
05 September 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
117 Osmond
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(814) 863-9595
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We provide a general introduction to the production and detection of ultrahigh energy astrophysical neutrinos, briefly describing conjectured neutrino sources and the array of large-scale devices used to detect their neutrino emissions.  We then present evidence for the first detection of these long-sought neutrinos with the IceCube detector at the South Pole, Antarctica.  We also present the science motivation for a proposed new IceCube in-fill array, PINGU, designed to measure the neutrino mass hierarchy using atmospheric neutrinos.

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