Earlier this summer Sreetama Goswami completed her dissertation defense on the "Search for High-Energy Neutrino Emission from Hard X-ray AGN with IceCube". The solar system is saturated in neutrinos, yet they are almost undetectable. This means observers look for an overabundance of the particle in a particular direction. Dr. Goswami's work uses archival IceCube neutrino data and Swift-BAT Spectroscopic Survey (BASS) x-ray data to determine if there is a correlation between x-ray AGN activity and neutrino detections.
IceCube is a large collaboration. Dr. Goswami says this has been one of her favorite parts of the job, as it allows for lots of travel to conferences and the opportunity to work as part of a larger team. She is taking a postdoc position in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this summer.