Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
It was a busy week at the Pole. There are always lots of preparations to be made before hunkering down for the many months of isolation and darkness. With the busy airfield, IceCube winterover Raffaela was out helping park a Herc.
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:30pm
Last week, WIPAC graduate student Rishabh Khandelwal shared his experiences living and working at the South Pole in an outreach talk for homeschool students.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
At WIPAC, Juan Carlos Díaz-Vélez leads the simulation production for IceCube, but he has also been busy as a PhD candidate of the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. Yesterday, the Centro Universitario de los Valles (CUVALLES) in Guadalajara awarded him the best post-graduate thesis in 2017, acknowledging his contributions to the study of cosmic rays with HAWC and IceCube.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
The summer season is nearing its end. So IceCube’s winterovers were busy helping summer crew wrap up their tasks. That included some cleaning and recabling in the ICL.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:15am
After a five-year John Bahcall postdoctoral fellowship at WIPAC, astroparticle physicist Markus Ahlers returned to Europe in February 2017. Currently an assistant professor in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology research group at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Markus is now enjoying one of those dreams come true: the birth of his own research team. A Villum Young Investigator grant for 7.350.000 DDK ($1.2 million), which he was formally awarded on January 23, has secured the foundation of a new research group.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:45pm
IceCube winterover Raffaela got to see some amazing wildlife on her break, but check out what Johannes spotted on his R&R trip to McMurdo. That’s an icebreaker, which is needed to cut channels through the thick sea ice to allow fuel and cargo vessels to reach McMurdo Station.
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:30am
When you see mountains and wildlife, you know we’re not at the South Pole anymore. But we are still in Antarctica, and these first few images are from IceCube winterover Raffaela’s R&R trip to McMurdo.
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Since the winterovers spend a full year at the Pole, they get to fit in some R&R at McMurdo Station on the coast before the long stretch of winter isolation sets in. IceCube winterover Raffaela was off last week, after a two-day flight delay, leaving Johannes to hold down the fort on his own.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
The IceCube detector started out the year with no major issues. Yay! But there was plenty of excitement in other arenas. Everyone gathered at the geographic South Pole for the unveiling of the new pole marker.
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 1:15pm
Last week was the third annual “Bermingman,” where folks go out into the berms to dig for buried treasure. Things are buried because of accumulated snow, not from actual snowfall but from storms and winds that blow in and deposit snow. In fact, just after the Bermingman, a huge wall of snow appeared on the horizon