University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Archive for 2010

Shot Hole Drill “Cool Tool”

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The Shot Hole drill is a first-of-its-kind scientific tool developed by PSL and the Space Sciences Engineering Center (SSEC) in 2001 for UW-Madison’s Ice Coring and Drilling Services (ICDS) to help geophysicists obtain data relating to the dynamics of ice flows in Antarctica. (more…)

Flashlamp Power Supplies Undergoing Final Tests

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Late in 2006, the UW Physics department asked PSL electrical engineers to design and build a series of flashlamp power supplies for a novel laser system on the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST). The power supplies are complete, installed, and in their final phases of test. (more…)

Breaking the Ice

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

IceCube team preps for mission to finish construction on a South Pole project to unlock scientific mysteries. (more…)

Material Characterization System

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The Physical Sciences Laboratory has partnered in the development of a terahertz-frequency regime (100-3,000 gigahertz) material characterization system by Benjamin Yang, Sarah Katz and John Booske of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (more…)

New Antenna Mount for SSEC

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The Physical Sciences Lab was approached in November of 2009 to see if we were interested in doing an upgrade for an existing antenna frame on the roof of UW-Madison Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Center (SSEC). (more…)

Shop our Stockroom

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Our stockroom features 8,200 items, including many hard to find electrical parts. The stockroom primarily serves UW-Madison’s Kegonsa Research Campus but is also available to the broader UW system (more…)

IceCube’s Antarctic season ends with success

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

An article posted by UW-Madison News summarizes the success of the 2009-10 IceCube drilling season, where 20 holes were drilled. (more…)