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PUPSS Speaker: Juan Pablo

Fri. Jan. 19 12:30 PM - Fri. Jan. 19 01:20 PM
Location: 3M69 & via Zoom

Juan Pablo: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Physics, University of Alberta

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Neutrino Oscillations at Extreme Energies Using Neutrino Telescopes

The standard model of particle physics has proven to be an extremely successful theory, but we know that it lacks explanations to phenomena observed at various scales. From the particles it contains, neutrinos are a puzzling group, with unusual properties that suggest they could be key in finding what lies beyond our current understanding. In this colloquium I cover how neutrino telescopes are a unique and crucial tool to study very high-energy neutrinos, in particular neutrino mixing and oscillations. I will introduce neutrino telescopes, a selection of recent results, and a very exciting possibility of having a neutrino telescope in Canada relying on novel detection technologies.

BIO: In 2009 I obtained my BSc in Mexico, at the "Tecnologico de Monterrey". I got my PhD in 2014 at Humboldt University and DESY, Zeuthen in Germany, measuring atmospheric neutrino oscillations with IceCube. I followed that with a postdoc at DESY, and then a Banting Fellowship at the University of Alberta in 2016, where I continued working on IceCube and started working on P-ONE, the Pacific Ocean Neutrino Experiment. In 2018 I became an assistant professor at the UofA, focusing on neutrino physics studies with IceCube and the development of future detectors.

For Zoom invitation, please email an.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca.