Markov proposes installing neutrino detectors underwater

At the 1960 Rochester Conference, Soviet physicist Moisey M. Markov proposed an idea “…to install detectors deep in a lake or a sea and to determine the direction of charged particles with the help of Cherenkov radiation.” This concept led to the series of underwater and in-ice telescopes that would eventually result in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Moisey Markov and Bruno Pontecorvo
Moisey Markov (left) and Bruno Pontecorvo (right).