University of Wisconsin-Madison

NSF mid-scale award sets off the first extension of IceCube

The National Science Foundation has approved full funding to upgrade the IceCube detector, extending its scientific capabilities to lower energies and thus enabling IceCube to reach neutrino energies that overlap with the energy ranges of smaller existing neutrino detectors worldwide.



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New technique for neutrino point-source searches

Neutrinos are one of the best sources of information about extreme-energy astrophysical phenomena at the far reaches of the observable universe.


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Dealing with dust in Antarctic ice

Even in Antarctica, scientists have to deal with a little dust in their detectors.


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Week 39 at the Pole

The sunrise is over now at the South Pole, with the sun fully risen. But if you position yourself just so, near a large snowdrift, it can almost appear as though the sun is rising right there.