2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021
Visual display of a neutrino recorded with the IceCube detector. The particle shower shown was produced by a neutrino of just over 1000 TeV energy (for reference, the beam energy of the Large Hadron Collider is 8 TeV). Graphic courtesy of Francis Halzen. 

Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili


ASC POC/Implementer:
Leah Street / Paul Sullivan

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

University of Wisconsin Madison
Physics Department
Madison, Wisconsin

Supporting Stations:  South Pole Station
Research Locations:  IceCube Counting Laboratory

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

Field Season Overview:
Twenty field team members will deploy to Amundsen-Scot South Pole Station. On-Ice activities for the 2012-2013 austral summer include maintenance and operations improvements to the existing infrastructure.

Deploying Team Members:

  • Ralf Auer
  • Steven Barnet
  • Angelo Briccetti
  • Felipe Bustos
  • Jacob Daughhetee
  • David Glowacki
  • James Haugen
  • Bjoern Herold
  • Albrecht Karle
  • John Kelley
  • Claudio Kopper
  • Andrew Laundrie
  • Sven Lidstrom
  • Sven Lidstrom
  • Larissa Paul
  • Carlos Pobes Aranda
  • Elizabeth Ratliff
  • Benedikt Riedel
  • Perry Sandstrom
  • Paul Wisniewski

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