IceCube sees a Glashow resonance event

On December 8, 2016, IceCube saw a Glashow resonance event, a phenomenon predicted by Nobel laureate physicist Sheldon Glashow in 1960. With this detection, scientists provided another confirmation of the Standard Model of particle physics. It also further demonstrated the ability of IceCube, which detects nearly massless particles called neutrinos using thousands of sensors embedded […]

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28 very high energy events, published in Science (November 2013)

This album contains images and videos of the first high-energy neutrino flux ever observed. Flavors, directions, and energies of these neutrinos have been found to be incompatible with those expected from the atmospheric muon and neutrino backgrounds and consistent with generic predictions for an additional component of extraterrestrial origin. Press release (link). […]

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Diagrams

See the IceCube detector, string configuration by season, the anatomy of a digital optical module (DOM), and a list of all of the DOMs’ names. […]

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Chronology

IceCube has roots in Antarctica dating back to the early 1990s. This album shows the progression of the project from AMANDA to completion of IceCube construction, with a few milestones in between. […]

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Antarctic Animals

Antarctica — home to ice, penguins, researchers, and…what else is there? See a few of the animals that call Antarctica home. […]

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