Wednesday, February 21 2018

2:30pm to 3:30pm

IceCube presentation at Ruth Culver Library

outreach event • Ruth Culver Community Library 540 Water St., Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

IceCube will be presenting at the Ruth Culver Community Library in Prairie du Sac, WI for kids and their parents. Come learn about our experiement in the South Pole!

Must register ahead of time through the library at:

Wednesday, March 07 2018

9:00am to 5:00pm

IceCube Masterclass 2018

outreach event • WIPAC


WIPAC will be hosting the IceCube Masterclass 2018 on March 7.  The masterclass allows students to analyze actual IceCube data: signals from tiny particles, called neutrinos, that have traveled through the universe over astronomical distances, bringing us information about extreme objects such as black holes or gamma-ray bursts.

What is an IceCube masterclass? 

An opportunity to get out of school and meet IceCube researchers 

An opportunity to learn more about our universe 

An opportunity to work with international partners 

Registration to attend the masterclass is free but mandatory. Every participant must be registered by a teacher from his/her school (see teachers section). Participation is limited to 20 to 40 students, depending on the site, and teachers are encouraged to submit student registration as soon as possible.

High school students need only a genuine interest in physics in order to participate, but keep in mind that the masterclass content targets sophomore students and above. 

Check out the Masterclass website here.

Thursday, March 08 2018

7:00pm to 8:00pm

South Pole webcast for Briarhill 24 hour world tour!

internal event • South Pole webcast

A couple years ago, Briarhill middle school in Highland Village, TX started a 24 hour field trip covering the seven continents, talking with teachers, students, scientists, government officials, museums, friends, and family from every corner of the world.  One video conference on the hour, every hour for 24 hours! This year IceCube will be a part of this virual 24 hour event. At 7pm (CST) winterovers Johannes Werthebach and Raffaela Busse will talk to Briarhill middle school as well as 5 other middle schools around the Texas area.  For more info check out Briarhill 24 hr world tour.

Friday, March 09 2018

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Spanish Night at the planetarium

outreach event • Planetarium, 201 S Gammon Rd. Madison, WI

Come enjoy an evening hosted by the planetarium and WIPAC through the program "El Universo es Tuyo" on Friday March 9th 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be many hands-on activities from local organizations as well as planetarium shows in Spanish. Check back for more info soon!

Monday, March 19 2018

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ligo-IceCube joint webcast

internal event • Virtual webcast

Ligo and IceCube will be hosting a joint webcast on Monday March 19 at 12pm (CST) for the Society of Physics Students at San Diegeo State University. 

Delia Tosi will be speaking on behalf of IceCube and talk about her recent experience working in the South Pole this past season.


Saturday, April 07 2018

10:00am to 2:00pm

2018 Science Expeditions

outreach event • Discovery Building, 330 N Orchard St

IceCube will be participating in the 2018 Science Expeditions, a family friendly, campus-wide open house running April 6-8, 2018

Experience the world of the neutrino, often called the weirdest particle in nature. Learn about the unique properties of the so called ghost particle that can pass through the Earth undeflected, and exist in three identities at the same time. Learn about how despite being born with a single identity, they can mutate into another neutrino identity when they are detected by experiments such as IceCube, the cubic-kilometer neutrino detector at the South Pole. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 7, in the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.

Come join the fun! For more information about the campus-wide open house, visit the Science Expeditions website

Thursday, July 26 2018 to Friday, July 27 2018

2:00pm to 12:15pm

Grandparents University at WIPAC

internal event • WIPAC

Grandparents University® is an intergenerational learning experience for children aged 7 to 14 who are accompanied by a grandparent(s) or older adult relative(s) who is not a parent. This program is supported by UW Alumni Association. A group of grandparents and their granchildren are coming to WIPAC for a fun filled 2-day outreach event.  We will be doing ice drilling competitions, talking about IceCube, detecting the invisible using sand boxes and much more.

GPU schedule at WIPAC: Thursday July 26 from 2:00-5:15pm and Friday July 27 from 9:00-12:15pm

For more information about Grandparents University go to:

Past Events

Saturday, February 17 2018

11:00am to 4:00pm

IceCube at UW-Madison Physics Fair

outreach event • Chamberlin Hall- 1150 University Ave

IceCube will have some fun interactive activities teaching about the biggest and strangest telescope in the world at the annual Physics Fair hosted by the UW Physics Department. This open house event will be in the main entryway of Chamberlin Hall on Saturday, February 17, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information, visit the event website.

Tuesday, February 13 2018

1:00pm to 3:00pm

South Pole talk at Aldo Leopold Nature Center

outreach event • Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Aldo Leopold Nature Center runs a weekly homeschool program for ages 5- 12 years old where they have educational talks each week. On Tuesday Feb 13, our own Rishabh Khandelwal will be talking at this program about his recent experience and working at the South Pole for ARA this past south pole season.

To register your child to participate or to learn about this program check out Aldo Leopold Nature Center.

Friday, February 09 2018

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Physics Department Colloquium: The hunt for dark matter with neutrinos

talk • Chamberlin Hall, UW–Madison

Carsten Rott, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), will be giving a talk, "The hunt for dark matter with neutrinos," in Room 2241 of Chamberlin Hall at 3:30 pm on Friday, February 9, as part of the Physics Department Colloquia. His talk is hosted by Prof. Albrecht Karle.