University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

IceCube is 2013’s Breakthrough of the Year

Friday, January 31st, 2014

IceCube’s discovery of cosmic neutrinos was Physics World magazine’s “2013 Breakthrough of the Year.” IceCube is the world’s largest telescope; consisting of 5,600 optical modules, which detect neutrinos, that are frozen in the ice at the South Pole. Twenty cosmic neutrinos were detected, and interacted with the telescope, enabling IceCube researchers to determine the minimum energy of these neutrinos to within 15%.

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