Counting Neutrinos at the South Pole
Google Tech Talk
September 23, 2009
Presented by Azriel Goldschmidt and Keith Beattie.
The South Pole, besides being an interesting place in its own right, is uniquely suited for Neutrino Astronomy and a challenging place to locate a cosmic ray detector and corresponding compute cluster. Azriel Goldschmit and Keith Beattie, respectively a particle physicist and computer systems engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, will present the physics motivation behind building a kilometer cube neutrino detector at the South Pole, go into some of the details of the data-acquisition system running there and describe travel to, work and life at the South Pole.