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UW–Madison physicist Francis Halzen elected to National Academy of Sciences 

May 1, 2024

Halzen directs the UW–Madison Institute for Elementary Particle Physics Research and is the principal investigator of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Federal physics advisory panel recommends funding next generation IceCube observatory, other major experiments

December 7, 2023

A group of scientists tasked with advising the federal government's investments in particle physics research is recommending that the United States fund a planned expansion of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, an international scientific collaboration operated by the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the South Pole.

IceCube shows Milky Way galaxy is a neutrino desert

June 29, 2023

For the first time, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has produced an image of the Milky Way using neutrinos — tiny, ghostlike astronomical messengers.

Astronomers map Milky Way by light of exploding star

March 28, 2023

The burst of radiation has given astronomers an unprecedented look at the structure of the Milky Way and a new understanding of the sources of subatomic particles zipping through our planet.

Royal visit strengthens WIPAC and IceCube’s partnership with Thailand

February 23, 2023

Discussions between scientists and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn explored how to increase research opportunities for Thai researchers and technical staff at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

UW–Madison researchers key in revealing neutrinos emanating from galactic neighbor with a gigantic black hole

November 3, 2022

The astrophysical neutrinos coming from a Milky Way neighbor hold promise for future astronomical discoveries.

WIPAC and IceCube see leadership changes

September 7, 2022

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.

Honk if you love neutrinos

November 23, 2020

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.

Cosmic ray exhibits, conference explore the universe’s mysteries

July 18, 2019

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.

Sensor from Antarctic observatory IceCube joins Smithsonian collection

May 30, 2019

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.

Gamma ray telescope ready for prime time

January 18, 2019

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.

IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep space

September 25, 2017

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.

Paulos named director of Physical Sciences Laboratory

September 6, 2016

Whether you need a more rugged boat-mounted water testing rig made, or a 20-year-old spectrometer or circuit board upgraded, the Physical Sciences Lab delivers with expertise and teamwork.