November 2015: Tyce DeYoung article published in 'The Conversation' online magazine

  • Nov 3, 2015

 

The online magazine "The Conversation" published an article on 13 November 2015 by MSU Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Tyce DeYoung describing research with the IceCube experiment at the South Pole, which uses a billion tons of Antarctic ice to detect the by-products of high energy neutrino collisions.

Dr. DeYoung and other MSU physicists are on the team with members of several other research institutions which designed and built the IceCube apparatus. It has now reached the stage where it is taking data, mapping the sky's sources of high energy interactions using neutrinos as markers, since they are influenced only minimally by most of the materials and fields which distort or impede the travel paths of other types of high energy cosmic particles.