Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:15pm
A new telescope, part of an international effort to develop and build the world’s largest, most sensitive gamma-ray detector, was unveiled to the public Thursday (Jan. 17, 2019) in a ceremony at the Whipple Observatory on Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Decades ago, the aspiration to build a kilometer-scale neutrino detector at the South Pole seemed farfetched; today, we celebrate the 5-year anniversary of this incredible achievement.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
Building a cubic-kilometer telescope at the South Pole seemed a chimera even for some of those involved in the project. The goal was simple in words but seemingly impossible in practice: 86 boreholes, each 60 cm in diameter and 2,500 m deep, had to be drilled and instrumented in seven austral summer seasons.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:30pm
Puebla is again seeing dozens of physicists wandering in their streets these days, as researchers from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory get together for their biannual collaboration meeting.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:15pm
High on a sleeping Mexican volcano, a new particle astrophysics observatory is about to blink to life, commencing an all-sky search for very high energy gamma rays — a search that could greatly expand the catalog of known gamma ray sources and chip away at the mystery of the cosmic rays that constantly bombard our planet.
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 2:45pm
Last week, Nature published an article on the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory, a gamma-ray observatory near Puebla, Mexico. WIPAC at UW–Madison is a collaborating institution. The article details plans for HAWC, scheduled for completion in fall 2014. When complete, it will consist of 300 water-filled tanks housing particle detectors.
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
As covered in a recent BBC article, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophyics Center (WIPAC) postdoc Tom Weisgarber shared results at the April American Physical Society meeting from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov gamma-ray observatory, or HAWC.