Francis Halzen

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Madison, Wisconsin 53726

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Francis Halzen

Appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Hilldale and Gregory Breit Professor

Publications (selected from more than 700)

  • Testing QCD in the Hadroproduction of Real and Virtual Photons (with D. Scott), Phys. Rev. Lett. 40, 1117 (1978)
  • Soft Hard Scattering in the TeV Range (with T. Gaisser), Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1754 (1985)
  • High Energy Neutrino Detection in Deep Polar Ice (with J.G. Learned), Proceedings of the 5th Int’l Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions, Lodz, Poland (1988)
  • Observation of Muons Using the Polar Ice Cap as a Cerenkov Detector (with D.M. Lowder, T. Miller, R. Morse, P.B. Price and A. Westphal), Nature 353, 331 (1991)
  • Delta r Beyond One Loop (with B. Kniehl), Nucl. Phys. B 353, 567 (1991)
  • Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos (with T.K. Gaisser and T. Stanev), Physics Reports 258, 173 (1995)
  • Ultratransparent Antarctic Ice as a Supernova Detector (with J. Jacobsen and E. Zas), Phys. Rev. D 53, 7359 (1996)
  • Tau Neutrino Appearance with a 1000 Megaparsec Baseline (with D. Saltzberg), Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4305 (1998)
  • Observation of High Energy Neutrinos with AMANDA (with the AMANDA collaboration), Nature 410, 441 (2001)
  • An Absence of Neutrinos Associated with Cosmic Acceleration in Gamma Ray Bursts (with the IceCube Collaboration), Nature 484, 351 (2012).
  • Search for dark matter annihilations in the Sun with the 79-string IceCube detector (with the IceCube Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 131302 (2013)
  • First observation of PeV-energy neutrinos with IceCube (with the IceCube Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 021103 (2013)
  • Evidence for high-energy extraterrestrial neutrinos at the IceCube Detector (with the IceCube Collaboration), Science 342 6161 1242856 (2013).

Recent Honors

  • Doctor Honoris Causa Southern Methodist University (2017)
  • Member Royal National Academy, Belgium (2016)
  • Bethe lectures, Cornell (2016)
  • Brinson lectures, University of Chicago (2016)
  • Balzan Prize (2015)
  • European Physical Society Prize for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (2015)
  • International Francqui Professor, VUB–ULB–UGent–UMons–UA–ULg–KULeuven, Belgium (2014)
  • Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Physical Sciences (2014)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Ghent University, Belgium (2013)
  • Physics World Breakthrough of the Year Award for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos (2013)
  • APS Highlights of the Year (2013)
  • University of Wisconsin Hilldale Award (2013)
  • Affiliated Distinguished Professor, Technische Universität München, Germany (2012)

Synergistic Activities

  • IceCube Principal Investigator.
  • Service on advisory committees, including:
    • SNO and Telescope Array and the Auger-Upgrade experiments
    • Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg and Munich
    • ICRR of the University of Tokyo
    • US Particle Physics Prioritization Panel
    • ApPEC particle astrophysics advisory panel in Europe
    • Member Fermilab PAC.