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IceCube News Topic: Awards

Christian Spiering awarded the O’Ceallaigh Medal

Christian Spiering awarded the O’Ceallaigh Medal

The Commission on Astroparticle Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) has awarded the 2017 O’Ceallaigh Medal to Christian Spiering, an IceCube collaborator and a researcher at DESY-Zeuthen, for his “outstanding contributions to cosmic ray physics and to the newly emerging field of neutrino astronomy in particular.” Spiering will receive the award during the International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC), in July 2017, in Busan, South Korea.


Aya Ishihara wins Saruhashi Prize

Aya Ishihara wins Saruhashi Prize

Aya Ishihara, an IceCube collaborator and an associate professor of physics at Chiba University in Japan, has been awarded the 37th annual Saruhashi Prize, given each year to a female researcher in the natural sciences. This award recognizes women scientists under 50 for exceptional research accomplishments and for mentoring of other women scientists.


Subir Sarkar recognized with the Homi Bhabha Award

Subir Sarkar recognized with the Homi Bhabha Award

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India have given the 2017 Homi Bhabha Award to Subir Sarkar, an IceCube collaborator and a professor of physics at both the universities of Oxford and Copenhagen, for his “distinguished contributions in the field of high energy cosmic ray physics and astro-particle physics over an extended academic career.” Prof. Sarkar will receive the award certificate and medal during the inauguration session of the International Cosmic Ray Conference, on July 20, 2017, in Busan, South Korea.


Benjamin Jones awarded APS's Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award

Benjamin Jones awarded APS's Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award

The American Physical Society has awarded Benjamin Jones, an IceCube collaborator and an assistant professor of physics at the University of Texas at Arlington, the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics, which is widely considered the most prestigious dissertation award in the field.




Francis Halzen wins 2015 Balzan Prize

Francis Halzen wins 2015 Balzan Prize

Francis Halzen, IceCube principal investigator and Hilldale and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was announced yesterday as one of the prestigious international 2015 Balzan prizewinners.


2015 GNN Dissertation Prize awarded to van Santen and Yáñez

2015 GNN Dissertation Prize awarded to van Santen and Yáñez

Jakob van Santen, a former graduate student working on IceCube at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) and currently a postdoc at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) in Zeuthen, and Juan Pablo Yáñez, also working on IceCube at DESY in Zeuthen, were recently awarded a Dissertation Prize from the Global Neutrino Network. This is the first year that the GNN Dissertation Prize has been awarded. It recognizes young postdoctoral candidates who have written an outstanding thesis and contributed significantly to their projects.


Dawn Williams named APS Woman Physicist of the Month

Dawn Williams named APS Woman Physicist of the Month

Dawn Williams, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, has been named the February Woman Physicist of the Month by APS’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics.




DPG awards Hertha Sponer Prize to Anne Schukraft

DPG awards Hertha Sponer Prize to Anne Schukraft

Former IceCube PhD student Anne Schukraft is being honored today by the German Physical Society, or Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), for her contribution to the measurement of the neutrino energy spectrum.


Nathan Whitehorn a 2014 'Young Star' in astrophysics

Nathan Whitehorn a 2014 'Young Star' in astrophysics

Nathan Whitehorn, a postdoctoral researcher on the IceCube project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named a “Young Star” by the Division of Astrophysics of the American Physical Society (APS).


IceCube awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year

IceCube awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year

The IceCube project has been awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by the British magazine Physics World. The Antarctic observatory has been selected for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos, but also for overcoming the many challenges of creating and operating a colossal detector deep under the ice at the South Pole.



Grad students win in Erice, Italy

Grad students win in Erice, Italy

At this year’s 18th International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics in Erice, Italy, IceCube graduate students Anne Schukraft, RWTH Aachen University, and Marcos Santander, University of Wisconsin-Madison, were recognized for their analysis and presentations.


IceCube Scientist M. Krasberg wins UW-Madison Cool Science Image

IceCube Scientist M. Krasberg wins UW-Madison Cool Science Image

Public interest in penguins recently provided IceCube researcher Mark Krasberg of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an edge in the UW-Madison Cool Science Contest where he won an award for his photo of an emperor penguin leaping out of the water.

We sat down with Mark to ask him where he got the image and to find out what he does.