Neutrino astronomy around the globe - from searches to observations

20-04-2017 from 11:00 to 13:00
campus Proeftuin,building N3, lectureroom 2th floor
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prof.Uli Katz from the University of Erlangen, Germany.


11.00 AM:  Seminar 
12.00 PM: Lunch and discussion over quiches (in the department kitchen) 



 The detection of high-energy cosmic neutrinos and their astrophysical  interpretation has been a vision for decades, motivating detectors of
  ever increasing size and sensitivity. Since 2013 the vision is reality: Neutrinos of cosmic origin in the energy range between some 10 TeV and  some PeV have unambiguously be discovered with the IceCube detector in  the deep South Polar ice. We now have to go the next step from this   first glimpse at the neutrino sky to full-sky neutrino astronomy. This   will require an upgrade of IceCube, but in particular also a neutrino  telescope in the Nothern hemisphere: KM3NeT, a cubic-kilometre-scale  future neutrino telescope in the deep Mediterranean Sea. KM3NeT builds  on the experience with the ANTARES detector; it will investigate  neutrinos of cosmic origin and also use the exact same technology to  determine the neutrino mass hierarchy from precision measurements of  atmospheric neutrino oscillations. I will present the IceCube and KM3NeT  detectors, report on the status of cosmic neutrino measurements and the  performance of the first KM3NeT detector modules in operation, and  discuss the physics reach of KM3NeT and the future IceCube-Gen2.