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.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
Now that you can see what you’re doing outside, it’s time for outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it’s still cold (very cold), and there’s no guarantee that the sun will be out. In fact, here’s IceCube winterover James braving what appears to be rather poor conditions to take some height measurements for calibrating a new IceTop sensor.
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.