University of Wisconsin-Madison

IceCube Collaboration meeting begins in Geneva, Switzerland

Peter Reid (SCI-FUN) 2004
Peter Reid (SCI-FUN) 2004

The IceCube Collaboration’s fall 2014 meeting begins today at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The weeklong meeting is hosted by professor Teresa Montaruli of the University of Geneva.

Collaborators from 12 countries will come together to discuss data analysis, detector operations, and future extensions of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. This is an exciting time and place for the IceCube Collaboration to meet, with exciting new results to be discussed among collaborators and CERN celebrating its 60th anniversary.

IceCube Neutrino Observatory: Viewing the Universe from the South Pole, a public event scheduled for tonight at the University of Geneva, will provide an opportunity for the collaboration to interact with the university community. Blaise Kuo Tiong and Felipe Pedreros will give a talk on their yearlong experience monitoring the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The evening will also include a showing of Chasing the Ghost Particle—a 30-minute film that takes the viewer from one of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos.

The biannual collaboration meetings provide an opportunity for the more than 300 participating scientists to come together and interact. The next meeting, scheduled for the spring of 2015, will take place in Madison, WI.

Following this meeting, IceCube researchers will join peers from the ANTARES, Baikal and KM3Net collaborations in the annual Mediterranean-Antarctic Neutrino Telescope Symposium (MANTS), also to be held in Geneva on September 19-21. The four collaborations are partners of the Global Neutrino Network (GNN), a community fostering a closer collaboration and a coherent strategy among the neutrino telescope projects.