Join us for our April lecture in our 2023-24 AAA Lecture Series with speaker Dr. Stephanie Wissel of Penn State Eberly College of Science. The topic will be: Tuning in to Cosmic Neutrinos
The Amateur Astronomers Association Lecture Series is held on the second Tuesday of each month, from October–May, beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern time.
Lectures are free and open to the public, but registration via Zoom is required.
Stephanie Wissel’s work centers on multi-messenger astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on ultra-high energy neutrinos. Neutrinos play a key role in this growing field that combines observations from neutrinos, photons, cosmic rays, and gravitational waves to understand particle accelerators and the extreme physics that drives them. Recognizing that neutrinos interact rarely and the most energetic of them are quite rare, I am involved in several experiments that use efficient radio detection techniques to maximize the chance of a discovery in a new energy regime (>10 PeV). She currently works on ARA, BEACON, PUEO, RNO-G, and IceCube-Gen2. She has been recognized for her work with an NSF CAREER Award as the PI on the BEACON experiment and with a Downsbrough Early Career Development Professorship in Physics.