Hunting Ultra High Energy Neutrinos in Antarctica

In this talk I will introduce neutrino astronomy, the art of using neutrinos to study the most remote corners of the universe. In particular, I will be talking about the ANITA experiment. ANITA is a radio detector attached to a giant helium balloon that periodically flies above Antarctica looking for signatures of particles coming from outside our galaxy. I will present the challenges of putting together a particle physics experiment in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, I will present results from our latest flights and finally I will talk about the quirks of life on the driest coldest continent on Earth.

CPS Members: Free of charge
Students: Purchase CPS membership on the door at £7.50 or £10 with a colour changing mug (valid for your entire degree)
Public: £2.

Please meet in the Nyholm Room of Christopher Ingold Building from 17:45 for Tea, Coffee and Doughnuts.
The talk will take place in the Ramsay LT at 18:15.
Join us after the talk for Wine, Cheese and Pizza!