Title: Fundamental physics with high-energy atmospheric and cosmic neutrinos today and in the future
Speaker: Dr. Carlos Arguelles (MIT)
Date & Time: Oct. 2. (Wed.) 2019 4:30 PM
Place: Natural Science 1, Room No. 31214
Abstract: The astrophysical neutrinos discovered by IceCube have the highest detected neutrino energies from TeV to PeV and likely travel the longest distances up to a few Gpc, the size of the observable Universe. These features make them naturally attractive probes of fundamental particle-physics properties, possibly tiny in size, at energy scales unreachable by any other means.
The decades before the IceCube discovery saw many proposals of particle-physics studies in this direction. Today, those proposals have become a reality, in spite of astrophysical unknowns. We will showcase examples of doing fundamental neutrino physics at these scales, including some of the most stringent tests of physics beyond the Standard Model.