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Wednesday evening at the lab – Isthme

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Press release: September 15 we return to the Auditorium, Room 1111 Genetics Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall, with a special series of presentations titled «IceCube celebrates its tenth anniversary: ​​past, present and future for the largest and the strangest observatory in the worldBy Francis Halzen, John Kelley and Lu Lu.

The description: The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, dubbed “the world’s strangest telescope,” sits within a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole in Antarctica. IceCube detects signals from interacting astrophysical neutrinos in ice, revealing previously hidden information about the universe. It’s been 10 years since IceCube began fully functioning on May 13, 2011. Join us as we look back on the massive construction effort led by UW-Madison, highlighting the exciting findings unearthed by a team of nearly 400 scientists from 53 institutions in 12 countries, and provide a glimpse into the future of this unique instrument.

Biography :

Dr. Francis Halzen is the Principal Investigator of IceCube, Hilldale and Gregory Breit Professor at UW-Madison. In 1987, Halzen began working on the concept of using natural Antarctic ice as a neutrino detector. This led to the AMANDA experiment, a first-generation neutrino telescope at the South Pole that represented a proof of concept for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Dr John Kelley is a scientist and head of detection operations at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. He started working on IceCube in 2003 and deployed nine times to the South Pole.

Dr Lu Lu is an assistant professor at UW-Madison working to uncover the origins of the most energetic particles and understand their acceleration mechanisms using IceCube. In addition to his research and development work, Lu has co-developed an augmented reality application, ICEcuBEAR, to view IceCube alerts in real time on mobile phones.