The Milky Way seen through a neutrino lens (blue).

The Milky Way seen through a neutrino lens (blue).

Credit: IceCube Collaboration/US National Science Foundation (Lily Le and Shawn Johnson)/ESO (S Brunier)

A new window on the cosmos

Particle astrophysics & cosmology
Fundamental particles and interactions
Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

Data collected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has produced our first view of the Milky Way galaxy through the lens of neutrino particles. It’s the first time we have seen our galaxy 'painted' with a particle, rather than in different wavelengths of light. Emeritus Professor Subir Sarkar from the University of Oxford comments in The Conversation

Observation of high-energy neutrinos from the Galactic plane, IceCube Collaboration, Science, 29 June 2023, vol 380, issue 6652.