Certificate Ceremony for Prof. Francis Halzen as “TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor” at 21st of June, 11:15

 

June 21, 2012, 11:15,  IAS Auditorium, Lichtenbergstr. 2 a, Garching

Program

11:15–11:35
Opening address by the Dean of Physics, Prof. Martin Stutzmann and Laudatio by Prof. Elisa Resconi
11:35–11:45
Welcome address and handover of the “TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor” certificate to Prof. Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin, Madison by TUM Vice President Prof. Thomas Hofmann
11:45–12:30
Talk by Prof. Francis Halzen on “IceCube: Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos”
Construction and commissioning of the cubic-kilometer IceCube neutrino detector and its low energy extension DeepCore have been completed. The instrument detects neutrinos over a wide energy range: from 10 GeV atmospheric neutrinos to 1010 GeV cosmogenic neutrinos. We will discuss initial results based on a subsample of the ~100,000 neutrino events recorded during construction. We will emphasize the first measurement of the high- energy atmospheric neutrino spectrum, the search for the still enigmatic sources of the Galactic and extragalactic cosmic rays and for the particle nature of dark matter.
12:30–13:30
Reception (IAS Faculty Club, 4th floor)

Registration

To register please send an email to Maria Bremberger.

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