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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.

Experience the South Pole in Madison with an exploration of sound, light and images

April 30, 2013

Deep in the Antarctic ice, more than 5,000 detector modules sit in frozen darkness, waiting for the blue bursts of radiation released by particle interactions. Optimized to detect signs of neutrinos - tiny, nearly massless particles that can travel from the edges of the universe - these basketball-sized detectors comprise the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, one of the biggest astrophysics projects in the world.