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A South Pole scene of the IceCube Laboratory against a backdrop of auroras displayed inside an artistic rendition of a photomultiplier tube.

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 in the Antarctic ice, to do fundamental physics. The result was published on March 10, 2021, in Nature.

See the press release here.


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