The Russell Frank Astronomy Lecture Series - Ice Cube: A Neutrino Window on the Universe


Feb. 23, 2023, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 102


The UNLV Physics and Astronomy Department presents "IceCube: A Neutrino Window on the Universe," a talk from Professor Francis Halzen of University of Wisconsin-Madison. This talk is part of The Russell Frank Astronomy Lecture Series.

The IceCube project at the South Pole melted 86 holes over 1.5 miles deep, in the Antarctic icecap, to construct an enormous observatory. The experiment discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos, with energies more than a million times those of neutrinos produced at accelerator laboratories. These cosmic neutrinos are astronomical messengers from the extreme universe that is opaque to light. We discuss the IceCube telescope and recent discoveries that some high-energy neutrinos originate from sources powered by supermassive black holes.

Admission Information

Tickets are not required to attend. This talk is intended for a general audience (including enthusiasts of all backgrounds and ages) and is open to the general public as well.

Contact Information

UNLV Department of Physics and Astronomy
George Rhee


Open to All