Tuesday, July 16 2019

IceCube, the Antarctic neutrino detector that in July of 2018 helped unravel one of the oldest riddles in physics and astronomy — the origin of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays — is getting an upgrade.

Friday, February 28 2020

A few aircraft stopped at the South Pole last week for refueling.  The plane here is a Basler BT-67, flying for the Australian Antarctic Program.

Monday, February 24 2020

So that’s it—the station has officially closed, leaving 42 individuals at the Pole to take care of business during the winter months.

Friday, February 14 2020

Since the sun will soon be gone for quite a long stretch, you might as well try to get as much of it while you can.  Last week, IceCube winterover Yuya did just that with his camera, capturing a nice time-lapse of the sun around midnight that made a little “smile” in the sky.

Wednesday, February 12 2020

The last of IceCube’s summer crew have departed from the South Pole, leaving IceCube winterovers John and Yuya on their own.  They are well trained and ready for their adventure. 

Monday, February 10 2020

There are theories that say neutrinos—shy, lightweight fundamental particles—may provide the key to understanding dark matter. So a group of researchers—including some from the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), a research center of the University of Wisconsin–Madison—compiled and contextualized two decades of neutrino data looking for a connection to dark matter. They present a comprehensive set of limits on dark matter annihilation to neutrino pairs in a paper available on the preprint server arXiv.