Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:45am

Summer upgrades to the SPS (South Pole System), part of IceCube’s computing infrastructure, were completed this week.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:15am

Prof. Olga Botner, IceCube spokesperson and a physics professor at the University of Uppsala, and Prof. Francis Halzen, IceCube principal investigator and a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, tell us about the plans for an upgrade to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

Building a cubic-kilometer telescope at the South Pole seemed a chimera even for some of those involved in the project. The goal was simple in words but seemingly impossible in practice: 86 boreholes, each 60 cm in diameter and 2,500 m deep, had to be drilled and instrumented in seven austral summer seasons.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

Indoor tasks can be done just about any time, but for outdoor activities you need some cooperation from the weather. A bright sunny day makes things better still.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00pm

Registration for the 2015 IceCube Masterclass, to take place on March 18th at ten IceCube hosting institutions, is open to high school students in their last two years before college.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:45am

IceCube’s new winterovers had plenty of practice working the detector while troubleshooting issues that arose early in the week during some runs. But things were pretty much wrapped up by the week’s end, in time for a nice Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:00pm

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … no, wait, it’s just a plane. Actually, it’s a particular plane—a C-17, a large military transport aircraft—training for air drops over the South Pole station.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:30am

Last week, winterovers Erik and Stephan arrived, and this week Dag and Ian are leaving. Here they are, all four together out on the ice for the last time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

Another summer season at the South Pole station means another changing of the guard for IceCube’s winterovers. This year’s Erik Beiser and Stephan Richter have arrived, two fresh faces ready to embark on their yearlong adventure, while Dag Larsen and Ian Rees, last year’s winterovers, made their final preparations for leaving the ice.

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm

After a long winter, South Pole inhabitants are getting used to the sunlight again. Up north, a bunch of IceCubers are getting ready for their Antarctic adventure. For some of them, it’s all about the excitement of a first trip to Antarctica.