Ecole Royale Militaire - Koninklijke Militaire School
Avenue de la Renaissance 30, 1000 Brussels
Phone: (+32) 2 742 65 72 Fax: (+32) 2 735 24 21
Prof. Catherine De Clerck from the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) will give a talk on the IceCube project and neutrino astronomy at the South Pole.
The IceCube neutrino detector is buried deep in the Antarctic ice at the Amundsen Scott South Pole station. The aim of the international IceCube collaboration is to search for high-energy neutrinos originating in astrophysical objects which act as powerful particle accelerators. The detection of such neutrino sources will enable us to understand the origin of the observed high-energy cosmic rays.
The IceCube detector was completed in December 2010 and is the largest operational neutrino detector in the world. In the presentation the construction and operation of IceCube will be discussed. We will discuss the mission of the project and present recent results from the analysis of data obtained with the partly completed detector. These include a.o. results from searches for neutrinos from Active Galactic Nuclei and Dark matter.
Date: Monday 28 March 2011 from 14:00 to 15:30
Venue: ERM/KMS - CaRe - Physics Department - Auditorium PHYS - ground floor of Bloc D Loc 00.23
May 3rd, 2012
Dr. D. Strivay from will give a talk entitled 'Particle accelerator applications in research and industry at the University of Liège'
March 9th, 2012
Dr. T. Wauters will give a talk entitled 'Study and Optimization of Magnetized ICRF Discharges for Tokamak Wall Conditioning' on March 9.
February 13th, 2012
Djamel Grine will have the public defense of his PhD thesis at the University of Ghent on February 13, 2012.