Talk 15.01.2018

Speaker: Christian Spiering
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

Title: High-energy neutrino astronomy: where do we stand, where do we go?

Abstract: The talk will introduce neutrinos as the most exotic of the known elementary particles and sketch the big related discoveries. It will then focus to high-energy neutrinos as tracers of the sources of cosmic rays. It will describe the recent results of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. IceCube has discovered cosmic neutrinos in 2013 and opened a new window to the Universe. The landscape behind this window is still uncharted since so far no individual sources could be identified, but important constraints on hypothetical source candidates have been derived. Finally, the talk will sketch the future of the field.