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Cool Neutrino Astrophysics at the South Pole

Dinner and social hour begin at 7:00 pm with an approximately hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session to follow.

Our  Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this event.

Venue capacity = 120 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 60%

Our Speaker

Ignacio Taboada, Assistant Professor

Center for Relativistic Astrophysics / School of Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cool Neutrino Astrophysics at the South Pole

IceCube is gigantic detector, about 400 times the volume of the great pyramid of Giza, that operates at the geographic South Pole. By finding and studying ghost-like neutrino particles, IceCube will open a new window into the Universe and may solve the century-old question of the origin of cosmic rays. Ignacio's talk will describe the operation of IceCube, life at the South Pole, what neutrinos and cosmic rays are and how IceCube uses neutrinos to study the cosmos.

For Further Information

Ignacio's  homepage at the Center for Relativistic Physics.

IceCube website.

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  • Jane K.

    Excellent talk: accessible to the non-physicists in the audience yet with enough detail to teach us something new.

    October 26, 2011

  • Ed L.

    Exceeded my expectations. The approach, visuals, and pace made understanding the presentation very easy. Congratulations!

    October 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    very Informative but lack of imagination.What surprised me is even the scientists are limited to boxed thinking. Inter disciplinary knowledge is missing.On the positive side the talk has shed some light on what neutrinos are all about.

    October 23, 2011

  • Marisa Y.

    Excellent presentation and inside insights from a scientist at the Ice Cube detector. Fantastic opportunity. Thank you!

    October 23, 2011

  • Winston

    This quick journey through the history of neutrinos was peppered with fascinating and relevant asides, punctuated with a great sense of humor.

    October 23, 2011

  • Marc M.

    Last night's "Cool Neutrino Astrophysics" meetup was truly cool! A perfectly pitched talk by our speaker, Ignacio Taboada, and a recording setting turnout combined to make for a very enjoyable and informative evening.

    October 23, 2011

  • Josh G.

    Very well presented! I enjoyed it, and it was a great turn out also.

    October 22, 2011

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