Outreach

  • IceCube back at holiday light display in Madison, WI
    The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), a research center that is part of UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and headquarters for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, is back for the 3rd year in a row at the Holiday Fantasy in Lights event in Madison, Wisconsin! WIPAC participated in the annual holiday exhibit the last two years with a display depicting IceCube detecting a neutrino from a hypernova. The same display will return for this winter’s event. The lights are on every night from dusk until dawn, November 12, 2022 – January 1, 2023, at Olin Park. The […]

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  • Meet Elaine Krebs, our 2020 PolarTREC educator
    Yes, you read that right. Back in 2019, Elaine Krebs was selected as the next PolarTREC educator to work with IceCube’s South Pole crew, with deployment set for 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, deployment was delayed to 2022. Now, Elaine will finally embark on her journey to the South Pole, where she will be from the end of December 2022 to the end of January 2023. PolarTREC is a program that sends educators to either the Arctic or Antarctica to work alongside scientists for three to six weeks. Through PolarTREC, educators gain valuable hands-on research experience and connect […]

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  • Ninth edition of IceCube Masterclass connects students with IceCube scientists
    The ninth edition of the IceCube Masterclass hosted over 100 students across 20 research institutions in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United States. This year, the IceCube Masterclass took place in March and April, with some institutions hosting in person for the first time in two years. Created in 2014, the program exposes high school students—mostly sophomore class and up—to research careers in astrophysics and IceCube science. Each host institution provides a day full of hands-on activities and lectures, including analysis of real IceCube data, lunch with IceCube researchers, and a webcast with researchers at the South […]

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  • Download IceCube’s 2022 calendar!
    It’s almost the new year, which means it’s time for the 2022 IceCube Calendar! Featuring breathtaking photos taken by our winterovers from the past few years, this calendar will teach you something new about the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the South Pole every month. The calendar is available to download in two different sizes in either full color or black-and-white. […]

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  • IceCube back at holiday light display in Madison, WI
    The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), a research center that is part of UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and headquarters for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, is back at the Holiday Fantasy in Lights event in Madison, Wisconsin! WIPAC participated in the annual holiday exhibit for the first time last year with a display depicting IceCube detecting a neutrino from a hypernova. The same display will return for this winter’s event. The lights are on every night 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm from November 13, 2021 – January 3, 2022 at Olin Park. The drive-through event is free and […]

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  • IceCube to appear in BBC and PBS documentaries
    The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive astroparticle physics experiment located at the South Pole, will be featured in two upcoming documentaries about neutrinos produced for the BBC and PBS NOVA. Sometimes called the world’s biggest and strangest telescope, IceCube comprises over 5,000 light sensors deployed in a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole. Despite its inhospitable environment, the South Pole’s abundance of ice makes it an ideal location for detecting neutrinos: tiny fundamental particles that could reveal unseen parts of the universe. For these documentaries, IceCube staff from the experiment’s headquarters at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center […]

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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 the aim to promote productive dialogues between the science, art and education communities.” ORIGIN is a consortium of international science collaborations that includes LHC experiments at CERN, gravitational wave collaborations LIGO and VIRGO, and IceCube. Hoch was connected to IceCube through another artist with IceCube […]

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  • IceCube hosts 10-week virtual high school program with Marquette, SDSMT, WIPAC
    Since 2013, the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) has hosted afterschool internships at least once a year to provide high school students in the Madison area the opportunity to work on real-world physics experiments. Through the internship, participating students have been able to meet working astrophysicists, learn computer-programming skills, and contribute to data analysis and outreach efforts. But with much of the world still shut down from COVID-19 at the end of last year, WIPAC decided to pivot online. The result was “IceCube After School,” a 10-week virtual interactive program for high school students interested in coding, design, and […]

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, IceCube
    Show your love and affection for the special people in your life by sending them one of our 2021 IceCube Valentine’s Day cards! See our cards from previous years here. […]

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  • 2021 IceCube Calendar – Free printable!
    Download our printable 2021 IceCube Calendar! Featuring a dozen stunning photos taken by our winterovers, this calendar will teach you something new about the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the South Pole every month. Letter size Tabloid size (A4) […]

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  • IceCube at holiday light display in Madison, WI
    The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), a research center that is part of UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and headquarters for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, is sponsoring its first display for the 32nd annual Holiday Fantasy in Lights event in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The lights are on every night 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm from November 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021 at Olin Park. The drive-through event is free and open to the public! […]

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  • IceCube at ScienceWriters 2020
    Like the vast majority of conferences and meetings this year, ScienceWriters 2020 went virtual in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And instead of field trips typically organized by the host institution of the conference, organizers called on attendees to create a virtual, Zoom-able experience about the science happening in their part of the world. It was the perfect opportunity to showcase IceCube. […]

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