Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Why are the winterovers playing chess out on the ice?  The answer might just be a question itself—why not?  Yes, it’s cold outside...but you just can’t let the weather get in your way. 

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 9:00am

CHIPS, the CHerenkov Detectors in Mine Pits experiment, successfully deployed their detector in a flooded opencast mine near Hoyt Lakes in northern Minnesota last month. This R&D project is focused on designing and developing a cost-effective detector to study neutrinos and how they interact.

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

Last week, long-awaited cargo arrived, and just as exciting, the South Pole traverse also showed up.  The traverse travels overland to bring fuel to the Pole that would otherwise need to be flown in.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 11:00am

IceCube was running smoothly last week.  But it hasn’t been such smooth sailing this year for cargo arrivals (delays). On the plus side, a supply of IceCube beanie hats arrived!

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Since it’s summer at the Pole, more people are arriving than leaving.  However, last week two people departed who had been at the Pole for an extended time—yes, we’re talking about Benjamin Eberhardt and Kathrin Mallot, IceCube’s winterovers for the past year, shown here among the red parkas walking toward the plane above.

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:45am

A plane landing in daylight means summer season and new arrivals at the South Pole.  So far things have started off busy for IceCube’s new winterovers. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00am

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego; and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison successfully completed a computational experiment as part of a multi-institution collaboration that marshalled all globally available for sale GPUs (graphics processing units) across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:15pm

Two fresh faces have arrived at the Pole—IceCube’s next winterovers, John Hardin and Yuya Makino, ready for service.  Here is the plane that brought them, a low-flying Basler.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:30pm

Things "warmed" up a bit at the Pole last week. And there were sun dogs back in the skies and some interesting snow formations on the ground. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

One of the first flights of the season is shown in this monochromatic image that rather dramatically portrays the desolate landscape of the Pole.