University of Wisconsin-Madison


IceCube participates in the UW Astrophysics REU program for undergraduates. Each summer undergraduate students can work on neutrino physics projects under the supervision of IceCube scientists. The application deadline for this program is February 1.

REU Student and Mentor
REU Student and Mentor

The IceCube project provides several exciting topic areas for summer student research projects. In past years students have worked on the effect of the moon's shadow on the detection of cosmic ray muons and the comparison of the radiation from three Blazars, a type of Active Galactic Nuclei. If you follow the links on the REU pages from AJ Heroux and Kirsten Larson (below) you will discover what these students learned about IceCube during their summer. Scientists and engineers on the IceCube project are beginning to collect data and even designing new experiments at the South Pole such as radio and acoustic detection of Eev events. IceCube is at the forefront of neutrino physics explorations and REU students play an important role in this project. If you are selected to participate you will be given a directed research project, attend an engaging weekly lecture series, go on organized weekend field trips as well as other less structured social events with other REU students.

Currently participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. (If you are attending school in the U.S. but are not a US citizen or permanent resident, please contact us before applying.) We highly value diversity amoung our participants; women, members of under-represented minorities, and students from small colleges are all encouraged to apply.

Students interested in this program should contact (phone: (608)-262-8544). Applications forms and instructions are available.

Past REU Student Websites