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Ass. Professor at Niels Bohr Institute Jason Koskinen will give a talk titled: The Ghost Particle and a Gigaton of Ice at the South Pole
Info about event
Join us for an interesting afternoon.
As always there will be cooffe and cake.
- 14:00-14:15: Informal Discussions, cake and coffee
- 14:15-15:15: Seminar and Q&A
- 15:15-45: Special session between students and speaker
Abstract: Buried more than 1.5 km deep in the South Pole ice, the IceCube Neutrino Telescope is a truly unique scientific machine that observes sub-atomic particles from the most violent and distant cosmic objects and also probes exotic phenomena of fundamental particle physics. In this talk I will cover why the neutrino is known as the `ghost particle', how it connects to major questions in astronomy and particle physics, and how neutrino detection in IceCube opens a new window to understanding the Universe at the largest and smallest scales.
Bio: David “Jason” Koskinen is an associate professor of particle and astroparticle physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. He received his Ph.D. from University College London and later became a member of the IceCube Collaboration as a postdoc at Penn State. He is the IceCube group leader at the Niels Bohr Institute and started the first experimental neutrino research group in Denmark in 2013. His focus is on neutrino oscillations and further physics beyond the Standard Model, sub-TeV astrophysical neutrino sources, and new statistical techniques for data analysis.