# NEWS

### Week 6 at the Pole

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.

### South Pole talk at Aldo Leopold Nature Center

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.

### Juan Carlos Díaz-Vélez awarded the best PhD thesis from Centro Universitario de los Valles

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.

### Week 5 at the Pole

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.

### Week 4 at the Pole

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.

### Week 3 at the Pole

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.

### Week 2 at the Pole

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.

### Week 1 at the Pole

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.

### Week 52 at the Pole

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