The IceCube Laboratory at the South Pole
Credit: IceCube Neutrino Experiment

90 degrees south

11 Jun 2021
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90 degrees south: detecting invisible messengers of the cosmos

Join us on a journey to the South Pole... This event will give a unique insight into the extraordinary IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the South Pole.

The first detector of its kind, IceCube uses the South Pole's ice to see neutrinos from outer space and an international collaboration of some 300 physicists from 53 institutions in 12 countries use IceCube's findings to further our understanding of the Universe.

Head of Particle Physics at Oxford Professor Daniela Bortoletto and Professor Subir Sarkar, who leads on the IceCube experiment in Oxford, will be linking up live with Josh Veitch-Michaelis and Martin Wolf, IceCube's current 'winterovers' – the two people who stay at the South Pole to maintain IceCube during the winter months when it isn't possible to leave.

Dr Jim Madsen, Executive Director Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and Gwenhaël de Wasseige, MSCA Individual Fellow, Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie, will also be joining us to share their work and talk all things neutrino.

Please note:

  • We will be connecting via live video link to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the South Pole; while we will do all we can to ensure the connection is stable, it may be that weather conditions prevent this part of the event from going ahead.
  • Winterovers will be indoors as it will be before dawn in Antarctica.

This event is free however registration is required.

The link to join will be sent to all registrants a couple of days before the event, and again on the day of the event around 1pm UK time, for late registrations. Registration closes at 12 noon on the day of the event.

If you are a member of the Henry Moseley Circle, you would have already received an invitation and link to register, please use that one.