September 2014: MSU joins ICECUBE collaboration

  • Sep 1, 2014

 

In September 2014, MSU officially joined the ICECUBE collaboration, which runs a high energy neutrino observatory located at the South Pole. Particle Astrophysics is an emerging area in the PA department with strong representation in ICECUBE, as well as involvement in the HAWC experiment, which is a high energy gamma ray detector in the mountains of Mexico. Professor Jim Linnemann has played a key role in promoting particle astrophysics at MSU, and the arrival of Ty DeYoung and Kendall Mahn, who are members of ICECUBE, is a very significant expansion of effort in this area.

For more information on these programs, see http://icecube.wisc.edu/ and http://hawc.pa.msu.edu/ .