Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

The international particle physics community has launched a new outreach program to raise awareness about one of the big open questions in physics: dark matter.  Dark Matter Day will be celebrated on and around October 31 in cities all around the world. In Madison, the celebration starts early, on October 18, with a talk by Professor Carsten Rott, visiting from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, about the search for dark matter.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The sun sure does make things shiny.  The face of the station appears dark and flat, but the “beer can,” the large cylindrical tower on the end that connects the aboveground station to belowground corridors, is glowing in the face of the newly risen sun.  So is that interesting snowdrift in the foreground. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:30am

Just because the sun is now up, doesn’t mean you can see everything clearly.  Check out the poor visibility in this image of a flag line just outside the station, disappearing into whiteness.  The 40-knot storm made outdoor work impossible and therefore restricted. 

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00am

The 4th Cosmic Ray Anisotropy Workshop (CRA 2017) starts today in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hosted by the University of Guadalajara and co-organized by WIPAC, this four-day workshop will include discussions about the origin of the anisotropy of cosmic rays and their spectral anomalies in different energies.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

Last week we saw that someone had pulled up a chair to watch the sunrise, this week there are two.  And these two people are actually watching the sun—it has been climbing higher and higher all week and is now officially up. 

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

Their time at the Pole may be coming to an end, but apparently their beards are not!  IceCube winterovers Martin and James are sporting some fine beards while they happily tackle their work in the dish pit. 

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

Are you ready for a South Pole challenge? The South Pole Experiment Contest is a competition for middle school students in the US, Germany, and Belgium.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

Just because it’s light enough to take pictures outdoors, doesn’t mean the sun is up.  Not yet—or not officially—anyway.  The one and only sunrise each year at the South Pole is a slow process. 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:45pm

Now you see him, now you don’t!  Winterover Martin had some fun taking photos at the ceremonial pole last week.  Although it was still quite cold outside, the light was sufficient for a much faster a selfie.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

With a near perfect uptime and very few detector issues, winterovers enjoyed a quiet week.