P. Buford Price, a pioneer of neutrino astronomy, died on December 28, 2021

On December 28, 2021, P. Buford Price, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of the IceCube Collaboration, passed away.  Buford, who defined himself as an experimentalist who liked to develop projects that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, was a founding member of the AMANDA project and collaboration, which demonstrated […]

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10 years of IceCube data now publicly available at NASA’s HEASARC archive

The IceCube Collaboration has teamed up with NASA’s High-Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) to share 10 years of IceCube data with the public. Supported by the Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and a service of the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), the HEASARC is the primary […]

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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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Virtual spring collaboration meeting wraps up today

Today is the final day of IceCube’s spring 2021 collaboration meeting. For the third time, the semi-annual meeting was held virtually due to the pandemic. With 338 registered participants, it is likely the most attended IceCube collaboration meeting ever. Every weekday for the last two weeks, IceCube collaborators from around the world tuned into Zoom […]

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IceCube celebrates the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, an observance established by the United Nations “[i]n order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” The IceCube Collaboration took part in this […]

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Neutrino astronomy and glaciology meet at IceCube’s Polar Science Workshop

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has a uniquely close relationship with ice. The telescope needs ice—and a lot of it—to detect the astrophysical neutrinos it was built to study. In fact, most of IceCube’s instruments are embedded in a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole. Construction of the detector required drilling 2.5 kilometers straight […]

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IceCube Collaboration awarded 2021 Rossi Prize

The 2021 Bruno Rossi Prize was awarded to Francis Halzen and the IceCube Collaboration “for the discovery of a high-energy neutrino flux of astrophysical origin.” The Bruno Rossi Prize is awarded annually by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. The 2021 HEAD awards were announced last night at the 237th AAS Meeting, which is being […]

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