The University Libraries is proud to announce its third lecture of the fall 2016 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Joanna Kiryluk, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University. Her talk, “IceCube and Understanding the High Energy Universe with Cosmic Neutrinos” will be given on Wednesday, November 30 from 1pm-2pm in the Special Collections Seminar Room, located on the second floor of the Melville Library.
IceCube is a one cubic kilometer telescope, buried deep in the ice at the South Pole. It is the largest neutrino detector in the world. With this unique instrument IceCube physicists have recently discovered ultra-high energy neutrinos, elusive sub-atomic particles, originating from outside of our Galaxy. Such neutrinos are expected to be produced in the most violent astrophysical processes: events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and other phenomena that accelerate particles to ultra-high energies. However, the astrophysical sources of these neutrinos still remain a mystery. Dr. Kiryluk will discuss the IceCube experiment, highlight its most important scientific results, and will outline plans for future neutrino astronomy.
Dr. Kiryluk is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University. She obtained her PhD in Physics from Warsaw University, Poland, and worked at the University of California Los Angeles, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research with cosmic neutrinos in IceCube is currently supported through a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register here at http://library.stonybrook.edu/library-events/stem-speaker-series-2/ and join us for this special presentation.
Clara Tran, Science Librarian
Bob Tolliver, Head of Science and Engineering