GSI-FAIR Colloquium

High-Energy Neutrinos from the Milky Way

by Mirco Hünnefeld (TU Dortmund)

Main Lecture Hall (GSI)

Main Lecture Hall



                                                                  SUMMER COLLOQUIUM

Our host galaxy, the Milky Way, is visible to the eye as a faint band of light in the night sky. This emission from the Galactic plane covers a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio to gamma rays. A fraction of the gamma-ray emission is theorized to arise from cosmic rays interacting with the interstellar medium. The presence of this diffuse gamma-ray emission implies the existence of Galactic neutrinos produced by the same processes. Recently, high-energy neutrinos from the Galactic plane were observed by IceCube, a neutrino detector instrumenting a cubic kilometer of glacial ice at the South Pole. This observation, enabled by novel tools based on deep learning, thus opens a new window to study the universe, marking the beginning of Galactic neutrino astronomy.

Organized by

Wolfgang Quint
Carlo Ewerz
Yury Litvinov