University of Wisconsin-Madison

The IceCube Masterclass program, starting in 2014 at select locations around the world, invites young students—our future scientists—to learn about particle astrophysics by doing real research.

The IceCube Masterclass is a one-day event where high school students learn about astrophysics through lectures and hands-on analysis of data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located in Antarctica at the South Pole. Students will also have lunch with IceCube researchers and discuss their results in a virtual meeting with other students from across the US or from other countries in Europe.

This masterclass has been designed for students who are in their last year of high school with a special interest in physics. In any case, as this is a guided activity, students within the last two years before college—who have completed or are enrolled in physics subjects—should be able to learn from and enjoy the program.

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