UW–Madison researchers key in revealing neutrinos emanating from galactic neighbor with a gigantic black hole
The astrophysical neutrinos coming from a Milky Way neighbor hold promise for future astronomical discoveries.
Changes in leadership are coming to the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, which houses UW–Madison's search for neutrinos and the light they can shed on events like exploding stars, gamma-ray bursts, black holes and neutron stars. Professor Kael Hanson will step back from his director role in October. Dr. Jim Madsen will serve as interim center director while Professor Albrecht Karle will lead the IceCube Upgrade Project.
Actually, don't honk — it would be rude — but enjoy the UW–Madison IceCube Neutrino Observatory display at Madison’s Holiday Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park. The lights at the free, drive-through attraction are on every night from 4:30 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3.
Event Horizon: portraits of three physicists captured holding an object that inspired their careers, and Messages from the Horizon, which consists of spinning LEDs representing black holes, are on display in the Main Gallery of the Memorial Union.
IceCube uses thousands of these sensors embedded in a cubic kilometer of ice underneath the South Pole to track neutrinos, invisible subatomic particles that traverse space at nearly the speed of light.
A new telescope, part of an international effort to develop and build the world’s largest, most sensitive gamma-ray detector, was unveiled to the public Thursday. UW–Madison scientists developed a camera at the heart of the telescope.
A University of Wisconsin–Madison physicist and his colleagues are turning IceCube, the world’s most sensitive neutrino telescope, to the task of helping demystify powerful pulses of radio energy generated up to billions of light-years from Earth.
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