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A New View of the Universe from the Bottom of the Earth

  • McCord Auditorium - Dallas Hall SMU Campus 3225 University Boulevard Dallas, TX, 75205 United States (map)

SMU Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences and the SMU Physics Department Speaker Series Welcomes

SMU will confer the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon Dr. Halzen at graduation May 20, 2017.

Francis Halzen
Principal investigator of IceCube, Hilldale and Gregory Breit Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, May 18
6 p.m.
McCord Auditorium
Dallas Hall
SMU Campus 

What is the IceCube Project?
The IceCube project began by melting eighty-six holes, each over 1.5 miles deep, in the Antarctic icecap. Together, these holes form a single, vast astronomical observatory. The project recently discovered that there are neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos with energies more than a million times those of the neutrinos produced at the most powerful particle accelerator laboratories on the planet. These neutrinos are astronomical messengers from some of the most violent processes in the universe – giant black holes gobbling up stars in the heart of quasars and gamma- ray bursts, the biggest explosions since the Big Bang. 

Space is limited. Advance online registration is required.
Registration closes when all seats are filled on first-come basis.