Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Tue., March 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

IceCube and AURA - Building a neutrino detector at the South Pole

Hagar Landsman, IceCube collaboration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Building 6008 Conference Room

Building a km scale detector at the South Pole is a challenging task. The evasiveness of the neutrino together with the harsh and isolated environment imposes technical difficulties in the design, construction, and deployment of the detector.

I will review the design, status, and results from the well established IceCube detector and the newly proposed next generation neutrino detector "AURA" (Askaryan UnderIce Radio Array).