University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

“University on the Air” features IceCube

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Dr. Francis Halzen, principal investigator for the IceCube project was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “University on the Air”. This talk celebrates the successful completion of drilling the holes and placing the strings of Digital Optical Modules, or DOMs.

The IceCube project is mapping the galaxy using neutrinos, particles eminated from “from the most violent astrophysical sources: events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars. “

PSL, a longtime partner in the IceCube project, built a large number of the IceCube equipment including: the hot water drill, the hot water drill hose reel, the Independent Firn drill, and more than 3,500 DOMs.

Listen here.