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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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

For the first time, an international collaboration of scientists has detected extremely high-energy gamma rays, the most powerful type of light, coming from the outermost regions of an unusual star system within our own galaxy. The source is microquasar SS 433, a black hole that gobbles up stuff from a nearby companion star and blasts out powerful jets of material. The team’s observations, described in the October 4 issue of the journal Nature, represent the most energetic radiation ever detected from a microquasar in our galaxy. 

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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, April 26, 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Kelly Malone, Penn State, will be giving a talk, "Observation of the highest-energy gamma rays with the HAWC Observatory," as part of the NPAC Forum on Thursday, April 26. The talk is hosted by Prof. ...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:15pm

The American Physical Society meeting on astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics, the so-called April meeting, closes today in Washington DC. The IceCube Collaboration has presented brand new results on neutrino oscillations that are comparable in precision to long-baseline neutrino experiments. From WIPAC, many PhD students and more senior staff presented results about IceCube, including the masterclass, along with results on CTA and Fermi.

Weizmann Institute, workshop group photo
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:45am

Those of us working with high-energy neutrinos always have great expectations for a new year, since the highest energy neutrino ever could show up or a joint detection of a neutrino and another cosmic messenger might point us to the much sought-after sources.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:00am to Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
The IceCube Particle Astrophysics Symposium, organized by the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, from Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 1...
Friday, January 20, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ignacio Taboada, Georgia Tech, will be giving a talk, "Very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics with HAWC," in Room 2241 of Chamberlin Hall at 3:30 pm on Friday, January 20, as part of the Physics Depa...
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Monday, November 21, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Marcos Santander, Barnard College-Columbia University, will be giving a talk, "Recent highlights from the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory," as part of the NPAC Forum on Monday, November 21.  The ta...
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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 2:45pm

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will detect gamma rays with unprecedented precision. To do this, physicists have designed not only new telescope optics and cameras but also the required front-end electronics, including a new multichannel digitizer, dubbed TARGET.

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