2015-2016 Science Planning Summaries
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2015-2016 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Management and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016-2021

The IceCube Lab at the South Pole in May 2015. A nighttime snapshot from the long polar winter. Photo by Stephan Richter


Event Number:
NSF/OPP Award 1600823

Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

ASC POC/Implementer:
Samina Ouda / Paul Sullivan / Leah Street

Principal Investigator

Dr. Francis Halzen

University of Wisconsin Madison
Physics Department
Madison, Wisconsin

Project Web Site:
http://icecube.wisc.edu External Web Site


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


The IceCube neutrino telescope transforms a cubic kilometer of ice into a Cherenkov detector. IceCube will open unexplored wavelength bands for astronomy using neutrinos as cosmic messengers. The project is an international collaboration and the University of Wisconsin Madison serves as the host institution providing oversight and staffing.

Field Season Overview

Field team members will deploy to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. On-Ice activities include maintenance and operational improvements to the existing infrastructure. This work will take place primarily in the IceCube Counting Laboratory (ICL), Building 21.

Deploying Team Members

  • Ralf Auer
  • Timothy Bendfelt
  • Matt Kauer
  • John Kelley
  • Morten Medici
  • Sarah Nowicki
  • Aongus O'Murchadha
  • Tomasz Palczewski
  • Leif Raedel
  • James Roth
  • Delia Tosa
  • Jakob van Santen