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IceCube Lab at the South Pole
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 8:00am

Some of WIPAC's computing resources are beingused to simulate protein folding of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. How proteins fold into three-dimensional shapes is difficult to predict but has big effects on biological interactions, like those between a virus and its host. These simulations will help researchers understand how the virus compromises human immune systems and reproduces.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:15am
Large physics experiments are often developed in remote areas: the vast plains of Argentina, a mountainside in Mexico, or deep in the ice at the South Pole in Antarctica. Constructing them is a formidable challenge, and so is collecting and analyzing the data they generate. Physicists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Ohio State University have teamed up to take on a different type of challenge—big data. With funding from the National Science Foundation's BIGDATA initiative, they will explore ways to better analyze, sort, and transmit data from the Askaryan Radio Array at the South Pole in Antarctica and from the Hydrogen Structure Array in Xinjiang, China.
Data and Computing Image: S. Lidstrom, NSF Astrophysics research relies on large amounts of data collected by detectors located far from where scientists, usually in international collaborat...
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 11:45am
By 2010, the year that construction was completed, it was clear that the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a project inspired and led by UW–Madison scientists and engineers, was one of the most amazing international science projects of the last few decades. Since then, scientists all around the world have been screening the data from the detector for traces of very high-energy neutrinos, which could reveal the source and nature of cosmic rays