On November 30, Dr. Joanna Kiryluk engaged the audience in the Special Collections Seminar Room with a journey from outside our Galaxy to the earth’s South Pole. Dr. Kiryluk discussed how cosmic neutrinos were tracked, the discovery of the elusive neutrinos in 1956, and the 7 year long construction of the IceCube, the largest neutrino detector, deep in the ice at the South Pole. She further discussed the recently discovered ultra-high energy neutrinos and highlighted the most important scientific data about them that her team collected through her challenging IceCube experiment. Additionally, Dr. Kiryluk shared with us her 2009 trip to the South Pole and touched on some very interesting facts about South Pole.
If future funding is available, the IceCube Collaboration will be building a bigger IceCube with a greater detection of neutrinos.