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March 2015: The IceCube Laboratory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, in Antarctica, hosts the computers that collect raw data from the detector. Due to satellite bandwidth allocations, the first level of reconstruction and event filtering happens in near real time in this lab. Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF

Penn State researchers part of team to discover source of high-energy neutrino

Posted on July 13, 2018

Doug Cowen, ICDS affiliate and professor of physics and astronomy and astrophysics and founding member of the IceCube collaboration; Derek Fox, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics; and Azadeh Keivani, a postdoctoral scholar have assisted the IceCube Observatory in identification of high-energy neutrinos. Together with a new analysis of the IceCube team’s full dataset, there is strong evidence that the neutrino was generated by a black hole 3.7 billion light years from Earth. The servers that received and broadcast the neutrino alert were designed and now maintained on ICS-Advanced CyberInfrastructure. Learn more about their story on Penn State News or on The Conversation.


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