Wednesday, October 24 2018
Zach Griffith will be giving a talk about IceCube during Nerd Nite Madison's October event on Wed, Oct 24. Nerd Nite is a monthly-ish lecture event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. It's often about science or technology, but by no means is it limited to such topics. There are usually around three presenters during a Nerd Nite event. There are Nerd Nites around the world—Madison is just one of them. For more info about Nerd Nites in Madison, check out their website.
Tuesday, October 30 2018
IceCube scientist Michael DuVernois will be giving a talk about IceCube and the breakthrough in multimessenger astrophysics to students from the Society of Learning Unlimited, a nonprofit organization at Beloit College. SLU offers many opportunities to explore cultural and intellectual interests in a stimulating enviroment. The SLU student, a "Senior Student," on the Beloit College campus, is looked upon as an example of lifelong learning. These classes are for adults aged 50+. For info on how to enroll, check out the SLU website.
Saturday, October 13 2018
The IceCube project at the South Pole melted 86 holes over 1.5 miles deep in the Antarctic icecap to construct an enormous astronomical observatory. The experiment recently discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the cosmos, with energies more than a million times those of neutrinos produced at accelerator laboratories. These cosmic neutrinos are astronomical messengers coming from some of the most violent processes in the universe—events associated with starbursts, giant black holes gobbling up stars in the hearts of quasars, and gamma-ray bursts, the biggest explosions since the Big Bang.
Francis Halzen, principal investigator of IceCube, will discuss the IceCube telescope and highlight the discovery that some high-energy neutrinos originate from sources powered by rotating supermassive black holes.
For more info about this talk and the Wisconsin Science Festival visit their website.
Thursday, October 11 2018 to Friday, October 12 2018
IceCube will be have a hands-on booth at the Discovery Expo during the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival on Thursday Oct 11 and Friday Oct 12 from 9am-2pm! IceCube is the biggest and strangest telescope in the world. Learn about the lives of the men and women who are working in the extreme South Pole environment to develop new ways to explore the universe. You’ll learn about neutrinos — the mysterious cosmic messengers detected by IceCube — and what they tell us about the composition of matter, cosmic explosions, and more. Stop by and try your hand at triggering the IceCube model to see how our detector explores the universe as well as other hands-on activities.
For more info about the Expo and the Wisconsin Science Festival visit their website.
Thursday, October 04 2018 to Wednesday, October 17 2018
WIPAC is looking for enthusiastic high school interns to join our fall high school internship program! Participate in real-world physics experiments, learn how to analyze and process data, and work with astrophysicists.
The internship program will be meet every Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm at the WIPAC offices in downtown Madison, WI. It will run from Nov 1, 2018 through Jan 31, 2019 (with weeks off during Thanksgiving week and winter break).
Our ideal students are entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall. They are interested in subjects such as physics, astronomy, computer science, or statistics. A background in physics or programming not required.
To apply, please fill out this form and tell us some more about yourself. Please apply by Wednesday, October 17.
If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com.