University of Wisconsin-Madison

NSF mid-scale award sets off the first extension of IceCube

The National Science Foundation has approved full funding to upgrade the IceCube detector, extending its scientific capabilities to lower energies and thus enabling IceCube to reach neutrino energies that overlap with the energy ranges of smaller existing neutrino detectors worldwide.



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IceCube at ICRC 2019

The 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference finished up last week at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. From July 24 to August 1, over 800 cosmic ray physicists gathered at the Memorial Union on Lake Mendota to discuss the latest in cosmic ray research.


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Francis Halzen awarded the 2019 Yodh Prize

The Commission on Astroparticle Physics (C4) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) has awarded the 2019 Yodh Prize to Francis Halzen, PI of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.


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Week 31 at the Pole

The auroras were still out in full force last week, as if lingering in their farewell before twilight steps up.