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.


IceCube looks for extremely energetic gamma rays from the Milky Way

Something in the Milky Way galaxy may be accelerating cosmic rays to very high energies—as in the level of a quadrillion electronvolts, called a petaelectronvolt (PeV).


Dealing with dust in Antarctic ice

Even in Antarctica, scientists have to deal with a little dust in their detectors.


Week 34 at the Pole

It was a quiet week at the Pole. And with some bad weather, it was a good time to roam around and take some indoor photos.