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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:30pm

Kael Hanson, WIPAC director and a professor of physics at UW–Madison, has been awarded a UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative grant to explore the potential of the Askaryan radio detection method in the future upgrade of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the so-called IceCube-Gen2 facility.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 4:30pm
As the summer is heating up, two local high school students are chilling out working on some seriously cool science. Nicolas Dupaty from Madison East High School and Emily Jean Zerger from Madison West are research interns with the South Pole-based IceCube Neutrino Observatory.
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.

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
After a long winter, South Pole inhabitants are getting used to the sunlight again. Up north, a bunch of IceCubers are getting ready for their Antarctic adventure. For some of them, it’s all about the excitement of a first trip to Antarctica.
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, November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Deep in the ice at the South Pole, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory sits and waits for high-energy particles to pass in its midst. However, another detector, DM-Ice, is situated among IceCube’s strings, partnering with its technology for a different purpose: the search for dark matter.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
The second Fermi-VERITAS-HAWC workshop begins today in Madison, Wisconsin, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Union South. The two-day workshop will engage physicists from around North America, encouraging discussion among the three different collaborations.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am
The 2014 annual meeting of the DM-Ice Collaboration, hosted today by WIPAC, brings together a dozen of its members to discuss current status and future development of the dark-matter detector at the South Pole.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

From the most remote location on Earth, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory peers into deep space. The telescope uses thousands of light sensors built into a cubic kilometer of South Pole ice to reconstruct images of cosmic high-energy neutrinos. IceCube data must be corrected for tiny amounts of contamination, microscopic dust trapped within the ice of the telescope itself. These impurities originated here on Earth, as mineral dust lofted from continental landmasses and ash from ancient volcanic eruptions. First considered a nuisance, the dust in IceCube has become a subject for novel research, telling us vital stories about Earth’s past climate changes.

Instrumentation Modern experimental astrophysics and particle physics require complex electronic and mechanical equipment, often located in remote places on Earth. Sensing and processing signal...