University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 25 at the Pole

Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF

Last week the IceCube detector had almost perfect uptime. They survived a mid-week 90-second power outage with no interruption to data taking, but then a power supply failure just at the end of the week ruined the perfect performance. The third round in the poker tournament, however, didn’t ruin winterover Martin’s standing—he’s still in the lead going into the finals. It was Martin’s birthday last week, so the galley staff made a nice cake to celebrate. The aurora in the bottom image seems to be ushering in the upcoming 4th of July celebrations.

James Casey, IceCube/NSF
James Casey, IceCube/NSF
James Casey, IceCube/NSF
James Casey, IceCube/NSF
James Casey, IceCube/NSF
James Casey, IceCube/NSF