Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:00am
In a study published today in the journal Physical Review D, HAWC announces a measurement of the cosmic-ray energy spectrum in the energy range of 10 to 500 TeV, bridging measurements at higher energy usually performed by ground based detectors and measurements at lower energy that previously had been conducted by detectors on satellites and balloons.
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:00am
It was a busy week for IceCube’s newest winterovers. A plane arrived after a long hiatus, bringing some new folks to the station and taking away last year’s winterovers, finally. But much of the excitement came from alarms going off—the ones for fire were false alarms thankfully. But it gave the new winterovers a chance to apply their training to emergency response operations.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
Last week kept IceCube’s newest winterovers busy, but not too busy, with a number of activities. Johannes was on call, and got his first page to deal with a detector issue, but not too big of a problem. Both winterovers were trained on the PistenBully, or snowcat, and then drove around to the IceTop stations to take snow height measurements.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
In a critical measurement that may one day help predict new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, an international team of researchers with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has shown how energized neutrinos can be stopped cold as they pass through the Earth. The new measurement is reported today in the journal Nature.
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Flight canceled? Well, that happens. But, canceled … again? Welcome to plane travel at the Pole. The changeable weather patterns in the harsh climate of Antarctica make flights in and out susceptible to delays. It’s part and parcel of the whole experience.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
The HAWC Collaboration has made the first detailed measurements of two pulsars touted as possible sources of the positron excess observed in 2008 by the spaceborne detector AMS-02. By catching and counting particles of light streaming forth from these nearby stellar engines, reserachers have showed that these two pulsars are very unlikely to be the origin of the excess. The results are published today in Science.
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Lots of firsts as a new summer season begins at the South Pole. Last week saw the first LC-30 to arrive, seen here as it’s being marshaled in and later after landing and releasing a group of red parkas onto the ice, the first group of many to come. The changing-of-the-guard period at the Pole has begun.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:15am
Shoveling snow might not be that much fun, but at least at the South Pole, afterward you can walk away with a pretty “epic” beard, as the winterovers recently put it. Well, if you have a beard to begin with, that is.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day)
IceCube is proud and excited to be a part of the Wisconsin Science Festival this year. The Discovery Expo will take place at the Discovery Building and will begin on Thursday, November 2nd.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am
After a long, cold winter at the South Pole, it might be hard to decide which is more exciting: the first plane of the season or its contents. Apparently, people get pretty excited at the sight of a bowl of tangerines after going without any fresh fruit for eight or nine months.