The UWRF Physics department is proud to be one of only 2 undergraduate programs in the IceCube collaboration. IceCube itself is scheduled to be completed during the austral summer of 2011.

Lots of exciting things are happening with IceCube at UW-River Falls this year!

April 13, 2010

The Oden returned to Sweden. Dr. Madsen, Drew, Kyle, and Samantha are in Washington discussing undergraduate research with Congress members at the Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill . Check out Kyle's blog on this trip!

March 22, 2010

Kyle made it safely back to the States. The Oden adventures have concluded, but not before producing over 300 Gbytes of data! Preliminary studies show the data to be sound. Stay tuned as preparations are made for the summer activities.

February 2, 2010

Another leg of the journey has completed. Samantha is back in the States with the data logs. Kyle has made it to New Zealand and will depart for McMurdo station soon. He is also updating his blog here.

December 19, 2009

Drew has safetly departed the Oden and will be returning to the States soon. Samantha's adventure has also begun. Check it out here!

November 20, 2009

The Oden successfully departed Helsingborg and is on its way to Gothenburg for fueling. Be sure to wish Drew luck at battling seasickness...

November 8, 2009

Drew Anderson has arrived in Sweden to continue prep for the Odens departure on the 20th. Check out Drew's blog!

October 30, 2009

Kyle Jero and Samantha Jakel have arrived in Sweden to prep the tank and learn about the boats operations. Check out Kyle's blog!

October 29, 2009

The sendoff party for Drew, Kyle, and Samantha turned out great. Remember to thank Dr. Madsen for the free icecream!

August 17, 2009

Approval  of the Oden Cruise, scheduled to depart November 20th.

    • Tank monitoring during the cruise is being conducted by Drew Anderson and Kyle Jero (UWRF) and Samantha Jakel (UW-Rock County)
    • Freezing of tank is almost complete!
    • Follow along each leg of the journey through the students blogs!

August 24, 2009

Progress has been made using a GPU processor to speed up photon propagation simulations

August 14, 2009

UWRF students and staff have produced five new posters highlighting the work accomplished in the past year. Click here for more details.

August 7, 2009

Two students have returned from another successful experience researching in Sweden.

July 26, 2009

The successful completion of another Upward Bound Program