University of Wisconsin-Madison

For Teachers

The IceCube Masterclass is a one-day event where high school students learn about astrophysics through lectures and hands-on analysis of data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located in Antarctica at the South Pole. Students will also have lunch with IceCube researchers and will discuss their results in a virtual meeting with other students from across the US or from other countries in Europe.

This masterclass has been designed for students who are in their last year of high school, and those with a special interest in physics will likely get the most out of it. In any case, as this is a guided activity, students within the two last years before college—who have completed or are enrolled in physics subjects—should be able to learn from and enjoy the program.

Registration must be submitted by a teacher for the students as a group. A group may consist of only a few students or up to a full class, with or without accompanying teachers. In addition, registered students must submit an authorization form signed by parents or guardians and by the teacher. The authorization form submission is separate from the application form submission by the teacher.

  • Submit your application form (English, German
  • Submit the authorization form (to be sent once we recieve your application).

Please see our wiki for what the students will do during the masterclass and what kinds of activities can you work on with your students both before and after the masterclass.

A special session for teachers will also be held prior to the mastercalss upon request by at least five participants.

Teachers might become active members of the program, working together with our researchers to guide students during the activities. Please, let us know if you want to take a more active role.