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Understanding the high energy universe

Public talk being held as part of NZIP & PHYSIKOS 2019 conference: Physics for a changing world.

Nature is capable of accelerating particles to energies exceeding a million times that which is possible in particle accelerators on Earth. However, until recently, the origin of these cosmic bullets was unknown. Recently the IceCube neutrino telescope in Antarctica provided a break-through in our understanding. Using neutrinos as unique messengers from the high energy Universe, the relativistic jets emanating from supermassive black holes have been identifi ed as a birth-place of the highest-energy cosmic particles. These exciting new results will be presented in this talk. University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Physics Jenni Adams is part of a large-scale scientifi c mission using an intriguing elementary particle, the neutrino, to understand the highest energy processes in the Universe.

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SPEAKER

Jenni Adams

University of Canterbury

ORGANISATION

New Zealand Institute of Physics

VENUE/DATE

C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

7:00pm Mon 15 April, 2019 - 8:00pm Mon 15 April, 2019