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Science at the Extremes - IceCube Telescope presentation

Location: 
H102 Lecture Hall
Cost: 
FREE
Contact: 
Ryan Schmidt, associate lecturer of physics, at 683-4700 or ryan.schmidt@uwc.edu.
Dates: 
Fri, May 2, 2014, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Description 

The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc will host a presentation titled “Science at the Extremes” on Friday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Hillside Hall room H102. A representative from the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center will explain how IceCube, the biggest and strangest telescope in the world, was built in one of the most remote and extreme environments on Earth. The presentation is free and open to the public.

IceCube is a particle detector at the South Pole that records the interactions of a nearly massless sub-atomic particle called the neutrino. It is the world's largest neutrino detector, encompassing a cubic kilometer of ice. IceCube uses these mysterious cosmic messengers–neutrinos– to explore the Universe and tell us about the composition of matter, cosmic explosions, and more.

For more information visit http://icecube.wisc.edu/.