DESY Zeuthen

Alex Trettin


I’m a PhD student of elementary particle physics at the DESY institute in Zeuthen. I research the nature of elusive particles called “neutrinos” that barely ever interact with anything. Billions of them just passed through you reading this sentence just now! To have a chance of seeing them, one needs a giant detector. One such detector is the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located deep in the Antarctic ice at the South Pole, which uses the glacier itself as the medium in which the neutrinos interact. I analyze data from IceCube to understand more about the neutrino’s peculiar properties.