C.Spiering (DESY) IceCube: the start of high-energy neutrino astronomy
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Wednesday 16 April 2014, 14:00 - 16:00
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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.