IceCube at ICRC 2021

Last week marked the end of the 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, the largest conference in the world for cosmic ray physics. This year, the entire conference was hosted virtually, which allowed more people from an expanded geographic range to attend; there were approximately 1,800 participants from 55 countries who contributed around 1,350 papers. It […]

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Week 27 at the Pole

There wasn’t a whole lot happening at the South Pole station last week, which gave time for IceCube’s winterovers to realize their “dark” days are quickly coming to an end. Soon the moon will be out for a while, and shortly after that astronomical twilight will begin. Meanwhile, remember the “Climb to Mt. Everest” challenge, […]

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IceCube featured in exhibit at Seoul museum

A new art–science exhibition at the Hanyang University Museum in Seoul, South Korea, features the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The exhibit, titled “The Cosmonaut,” is the creation of Dr. Michael Hoch, a scientist, artist, and educationalist with CERN’s CMS experiment who founded the art@CMS and ORIGIN programs “to foster cross-disciplinary science education engagement and networking with […]

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Gwenhaël de Wasseige awarded a Francqui Start-Up Grant

This article was adapted from a story originally published by UCLouvain. IceCube collaborator Gwenhaël de Wasseige has been awarded a Francqui Start-Up Grant by the Francqui Foundation and her future institution, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), where she will join the staff of the Research Institute in Mathematics and Physics (IRMP) in September 2021. This prestigious […]

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Week 26 at the Pole

IceCube’s winterovers were busy last week. Although IceCube is a well-behaved detector, it nonetheless has issues arise from time to time that require attention—that’s what the winterovers are there for after all. An update to the detector’s core control software last week resulted in some hiccups to the detector’s uptime, but all was resolved in […]

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IceCube collaborator becomes first woman to win physics award

This article originally appeared on the University of Canterbury website. IceCube collaborator and UC Physics Professor Jenni Adams was presented with the 2021 Dan Walls Medal, the top award of the New Zealand Institute of Physics (NZIP), at a ceremony in Wellington last night. The medal is presented to a Kiwi physicist who is judged to have made […]

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2021 Homi Bhabha Award given to Francis Halzen, IceCube PI

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, have awarded the 2021 Homi Bhabha Medal and Prize to Francis Halzen, the Hilldale and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and principal investigator of IceCube, for his “distinguished contributions […]

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Carlos Argüelles receives 2021 IUPAP Young Scientist Award

IceCube collaborator and Harvard physics professor Carlos A. Argüelles-Delgado is the recipient of a 2021 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Astroparticle Physics. Young Scientist Prizes recognize the contributions of early career physicists within the subfields of each commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The accolade consists of a certificate, medal, […]

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Week 25 at the Pole

Let’s start with the food. Last week at the Pole, they were frying up donuts—using a Paul Hollywood recipe from “The Great British Bake Off.” They made almost 70 (!) of them, because, you know…donuts. During the week, the IceCube detector had been fairly quiet. The winterovers take turns getting paged to deal with detector […]

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Week 24 at the Pole

Finally, midwinter has arrived!  Midwinter is widely celebrated across Antarctica, not just at the South Pole, and has many traditions, including exchanging gifts and sharing a lavish meal. This year at the Pole, the theme for the festivities was 1920s prohibition, with dress and decorations to match, and with a “secret” bar—winterover Josh served as […]

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