Friday, February 29, 2008
The Search for High-Energy Neutrinos from Gamma-Ray Bursts with AMANDA
Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, Ohio State University
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are among the most energetic--and enigmatic--phenomena in the observable universe, emitting a significant fraction of the rest-mass energy of the Sun in only a matter of seconds (or in some cases, even a fraction of a second). While much about the nature of GRBs has been determined by recent observational and theoretical efforts, the full details of their inner workings may only be elucidated by taking advantage of the new windows on the universe opened up to us by multi-messenger astronomy--that is, by observing graviational radiation, neutrinos, or other cosmic rays in conjunction with the "traditional" astronomical messenger: photons.
Refreshments at 4:00 PM. Seminar begins at 4:10 PM.
Building 8, Room 241
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