The Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University invited Dr. Debanjan Bose, Research Professor, Sung Kyun Kwan University, South Korea to deliver its Wednesday Seminar Talk on 29 March, 2017. Dr. Bose delivered a talk entitled 'Neutrino Astronomy with Ice Cube Neutrino Detector' in the Gallery of the Department of Physics in presence of the faculty members and enthusiastic students and the Research Scholars of the Department.
Dr. Bose is one the promising young Indian scientists in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics. He did his Ph. D. from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai in 2007 under the able guidance of the renowned High Energy Physicists Prof. B. S. Acharya in the field of Gamma Ray Astronomy. Then he joined the same institute as a Visiting Fellow for a short period. From 2008 to 2009 he worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain to work with one of the most famous internationally collaborating Gamma Ray Experiments, the MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov). Thereafter he joined another Post Doctoral Position at the Inter-university Institute for High Energies (IIHE), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium to work for the Ice Cube experiment. Ice Cube is a cubic-kilometer neutrino observatory buried deep in the ice sheet at the geographic South Pole. It is the biggest and most challenging experiment on neutrinos, run by international neutrino physics community. He worked in this position from 2009 to 2012. Since 2013 onward he is in the present position in South Korea.
In his talk, Dr. Bose had introduced the Ice Cube detector, its physics motivations and outcomes of the same. He informed that Ice Cube's discovery of a diffuse
flux of astrophysical neutrinos started a new era of 'Neutrino Astronomy'. He also gave an overview of the plans to upgrade Ice Cube detector. As a whole, this talk gave a flavour of the emerging astronomy as well as the challenges and opportunities that are involved in such a big innovative experiment in physics.