University of Wisconsin-Madison

IceCube News Topic: Outreach




The 2017 IceCube Masterclasses: connecting students and researchers through IceCube

The 2017 IceCube Masterclasses: connecting students and researchers through IceCube

The fourth edition of the IceCube Masterclass hosted over 200 students at 14 institutions in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the US. Stony Brook University, which joined the masterclass program for the first time, had a full program for women. The positive interaction with scientists is again one of the things that students value most from this program. The masterclasses were held on March 8, 11 and 22.


IceCube welcomes Tintin to the South Pole

IceCube welcomes Tintin to the South Pole

The IceCube team in Brussels has been getting ready for a special deployment to the South Pole. On December 11, Gwen de Wasseige, a graduate student at the Interuniversity Institute for High Energy Physics (IIHE), left Belgium for Antarctica, to take part in the austral summer maintenance and operations activities at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. However, she was not flying on her own but in the company of one of the most famous Belgians of all time, Tintin.


IceCube at the World Science Festival

IceCube at the World Science Festival

On Sunday, June 5, IceCube will be part of the “take over” of Washington Square Park for Street Science, a free World Science Festival event. Dozens of research groups are offering hands-on activities, demonstrations, and exhibits to engage curious visitors of all ages.


Over 200 high school students joined the 2016 IceCube Masterclass

Over 200 high school students joined the 2016 IceCube Masterclass

The third edition of the IceCube Masterclass hosted over 200 students at 10 institutions in Belgium, Germany, and the US. Madison (WI) hosted the first edition in Spanish, attended by 28 Hispanic high school students. Masterclasses were held on March 2 and March 9.


Tidings from the 2015 IceCube Masterclass

Tidings from the 2015 IceCube Masterclass

The second edition of the IceCube Masterclass took place on Wednesday, March 18, at nine institutions in the US and Europe, and on Saturday, March 14, at the University of Ghent. All in all, 175 high school students analyzed IceCube data in the search for astrophysical neutrinos and cosmic rays.


2015 IceCube Masterclass registration now open

2015 IceCube Masterclass registration now open

Registration for the 2015 IceCube Masterclass, to take place on March 18th at ten IceCube hosting institutions, is open to high school students in their last two years before college.


IceCube at Neutrino 2014

IceCube at Neutrino 2014

The 26th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Neutrino 2014, starts today and includes presentations from several IceCube researchers. The conference runs through June 7 in Boston, Massachusetts.



Neutrinos Beyond IceCube

Neutrinos Beyond IceCube

The one-day workshop "Neutrinos Beyond IceCube" is being held today in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop brings in experts to review and discuss potential enhancements to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.




IceCube Education and Outreach

IceCube faculty member James Madsen, UW-River Falls, provides an overview of education and outreach efforts by the project



IceCube After Dark

This final event, called IceCube After Dark, took place at The Majestic, a somewhat raucous theater that occasionally puts on performances of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.