An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth. The observations, made by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station and confirmed […]
An article entitled “Rise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Enabled by Growing Collaborative Infrastructure” by FYI, the science policy news from API, mentions AMON in the context of the recent LIGO/Virgo press event: “This week’s announcement may also accelerate efforts not built around gravitational wave triggers. The NSF-funded Astrophysical Multi-messenger Observatory Network (AMON) at Penn State University […]
What are ultra-high energy cosmic rays? Where do they originate? How do they get accelerated? Why should we care, and how might answering these fundamental physics questions improve our quality of life? Prof. Miguel Mostafá, the PI of AMON, answers these questions, in this entertaining TEDxPSU talk. Targeted at non-physicists, but equally thought provoking for […]
AMON would like to congratulate Prof. Chad Hanna, and his team for their contribution to the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, with LIGO! Chad, currently assistant professor of physics at Penn State, is the co-chair of the compact binary coalescence working group in LIGO. In addition Chad, and graduate student Cody Messick, are […]
Congratulations to Azadeh Keivani and the AMON team for a successful Swift Cycle 12 guest investigator proposal! The proposal, “Seeking the sources of the highest-energy IceCube neutrinos with Swift,” provides Keivani and her co-investigators access to Swift observing time. Each time IceCube detects a track-like High-Energy Starting Event, which has a high probability of having […]
The Pierre Auger Collaboration, gathered recently in the AugerPrime Symposium, in Malargüe, Argentina to celebrate 15 years of achievements, and the new International Agreement for the next 10 years. In the symposium, the Observatory’s upcoming upgrade was presented to representatives from all countries participating in the experiment, and scientists from other experiments, like IceCube. The […]
Here is a short article in the September issue of Physics Today about AMON, entitled “Spotting coincidences in astronomical signals”. Find the article here or read it in the hardcopy of Physics Today this month.
As of May 27th, when AMON sent the first real-time alert to the Gamma-ray Coordinates Network (GCN), the AMON real-time phase has officially begun! Currently, every time the IceCube neutrino detector detects two or more neutrinos within a 100 second time window, with arrival directions separated by 3 degrees or less, an AMON alert is […]
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