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South Pole Neutrino Detector (IceCube)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Icecube South Pole Neutrino Observatory - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Address:
222 West Washington Avenue, Madison, PO: 53703 (United States)
Location
222 West Washington Avenue, Madison, PO: 53703 (United States)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational
Contacts
Contact Person
Wiebusch Christopher
Scientific Description
IceCube is a particle detector at the South Pole that records the interactions of a nearly massless subatomic particle called the neutrino. The detector encompasses a cubic kilometer of ice and uses the neutrino as a novel astronomical messenger to probe the universe. 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 that can also be used to search for dark matter and could reveal the physical processes associated with the enigmatic origins of the highest energy particles in nature.

RI Keywords
South pole, Ice, Telescopes, Particle detectors, Neutrinos
Classifications
RI Category
Astro-particle and neutrino detectors and observatories
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Access
Access Type
Virtual
Date of last update: 03/03/2017