2013-2014 Science Planning Summaries
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IceCube operations and maintenance
 

Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

Event Number: A-333-S
NSF/PLR Award 0937462

ASC POC/Implementer:
Judy Shiple / Leah Street / Paul Sullivan

Dr. Francis Halzen (Principal Investigator)
halzen@icecube.wisc.edu
http://icecube.wisc.eduExternal Non U.S. Government Site

University of Wisconsin Madison
Physics Department
Madison, Wisconsin

Supporting Stations:  South Pole Station
Research Locations:  Ice Cube Counting Laboratory

Project Description:
The IceCube neutrino telescope transforms a cubic kilometer of ice into a Cherenkov detector. This long-term project is an international collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving as the host institution and providing oversight and staffing. IceCube opens unexplored wavelength bands for astronomy using neutrinos as cosmic messengers.

Field Season Overview:
Field team member will deploy to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. On-Ice activities for the 2013-14 austral summer season include maintenance and operations improvements to the existing infrastructure. This work will take place primarily in the IceCube Counting Laboratory (ICL).

Deploying Team Members:

  • Gonzalo Arevalo
  • Ralf Auer
  • Vladimir Brik
  • Obed Castillo
  • Michael DuVernois
  • Benjamin Eberhardt
  • Jacob Feinzeig
  • David Glowacki
  • Kael Hanson
  • John Kelley
  • Donald La Dieu
  • Andrew Laundrie
  • John Richards
  • Mike Richman
  • James Roth
  • Perry Sandstrom
  • Tania Wood

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