Celebrating IceCube’s first decade of discovery

It was the beginning of a grand experiment unlike anything the world had ever seen. Ten years ago today, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory fully opened its eyes for the first time. Over the course of the previous seven years, dozens of intrepid technicians, engineers, and scientists had traveled to the South Pole—one of the coldest, […]

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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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IceCube at Neutrino 2020

The IceCube Collaboration has a robust cohort presenting at the 29th biennial Neutrino conference, the world’s biggest conference in neutrino physics. Three IceCube collaborators will give plenary talks, and there are 30 virtual posters by collaborators. […]

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