DescriptionIceCube is the world's largest neutrino detector. It is located at the South Pole and includes a cubic kilometer of instrumented ice. IceCube searches for neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical sources: events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars. The IceCube telescope is a powerful tool to search for dark matter, and could reveal the new physical processes associated with the enigmatic origin of the highest energy particles in nature. In addition, exploring the background of neutrinos produced in the atmosphere, IceCube studies the neutrinos themselves; their energies far exceed those produced by accelerator beams.
OrganizationUniversity of Wisconsin
Sponsor Campus GridOSG Connect
Principal Investigator
Francis Halzen
Field Of ScienceAstrophysics