University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Archive for 2012

“Bringing the Universe to Wisconsin”

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) is having an outreach program that will tour UW System campuses explaining the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. (more…)

LHC Discovers new kind of Matter

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has discovered a new kind of matter called color-glass condensate. Using the Compact Muon Solenoid, researchers found the new matter is a “liquid-like wave of gluons”. (more…)

ARA Shipping to the Pole

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

This time of year, PSL sends equipment to the South Pole. Previously, it was for the IceCube project. This year PSL is sending a new hose reel and drill head built for the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) project. (more…)

PSL has a new Shop site

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

PSL has added a new web site, featuring the services of our Electronics and Machine shops. Learn more about our repair, fabrication, and electronics services.

PSL builds “Ozone Annihilator”

Monday, August 20th, 2012

PSL recently built an ozone elimination chamber for UW Cytogenetic Services. This chamber is used to lower ozone levels which compromises the quality of fluorescent dyes on a microarray slide. (more…)

Building Cleaner and More Efficient Engines

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The UW-Madison Engine Research Center (ERC) is developing cleaner and more fuel efficient diesel engines. The ERC designed a cylinder head which allows optical instruments to monitor the combustion process. (more…)

LHC Finds a New Particle

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Large Hadron Collider, using the Atlas and CMS detectors, has discovered a new particle that physicists say could be the Higgs Boson, the particle that gives all other particles mass. The Higgs boson is the missing piece of Standard Model of physics, which explains how the universe works. (more…)

New Newsletter

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Summer 2012 PSL Observer is available! (more…)

“Daya Bay nails neutrino oscillation”

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Physics World.com has a more technical explanation of the results from the Daya Bay project. (more…)

Daya Bay finds Neutrino Oscillation Angle

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The Daya Bay collaboration has announced they have found the last mixing angle, theta one-three, for neutrinos and anti-neutrinos. (more…)