Wednesday 16 April 2014, 14:00 - 16:00
First ideas to build a large underwater neutrino detector started in 1973. After a fourty-year march, in 2013 we got the first glimpse of the promised land: IceCube, the cubic kilometer neutrino telescope at the South Pole has detected high-energy neutrino events which hardly can be explained by interactions of neutrinos generated in the Earths atmosphere. These observations open a third window to the high-energy universe (after charged cosmic rays and gamma rays). The talk gives a short introduction into history, physics goals and functional principles of neutrino telescopes and then focuses to the recent IceCube results. A discussion of future perspectives of the field will conclude the talk.