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Projects WIPAC faculty and students are involved in IceCube, Askaryan Radio Array (ARA), High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) experiment, Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), and DM-Ice. ...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
It has been 10 years since IceCube began full operations on May 13, 2011. Join us at Wednesday Nite @ The Lab as we look back at the massive construction effort led by UW-Madison, highlight exciting d...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 8:45am

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.

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 11:00am

A sensor from the enormous Antarctic observatory IceCube has joined the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:00am

It’s that time of the year. Down at the South Pole, our team is in the darkness of the austral winter, enjoying beautiful auroras while monitoring IceCube data taking. Up north, the team has completed all updates and checks to the new data systems running live in the IceCube Lab (ICL), sitting on top of the IceCube detector on Antarctica’s surface.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:30pm

Up until almost the last minute, the summer activities at the Pole kept the IceCube crew busy. This summer, a dozen IceCube researchers and staff, from eight institutions and six countries, spent some time at the Admundsen-Scott South Pole Station to perform maintenance and operations for IceCube and help prepare for a future deployment of the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) detector. A PolarTREC teacher, Kate Miller, also traveled to the Pole to join the team, contributing to an extensive educational and outreach program that is still in progress.



a graphic of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 3:30pm

The IceCube detector has been explained widely—in many different languages and in hundreds of locations around the world, and targeting diverse audiences online as well as in auditoriums, museums, and classrooms. But this is the first time that the IceCube Collaboration is making public every detail of the only cubic-kilometer neutrino detector to date, from a flasher board in the digital optical modules—aka DOMs—to the calibration processes that allow researchers to measure the properties of neutrinos, or to the IceCube Live website that IceCubers use to monitor what is going on in the detector. The publication, over 70 pages long, has just been submitted to the Journal of Instrumentation.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:15pm
IceCube has been called the strangest detector in the world. People of all ages are surprised to learn that thousands of sensors are buried deep in Antarctic ice to help us learn about the most extreme and remote places in our Universe. What if a sensor breaks? Is there something you can do to improve IceCube now? These are questions that IceCubers are asked again and again.