University of Wisconsin-River Falls

UW-RF Home > University Communications Home > This Month's News Releases

University Communications

For more information contact or

Student Conducts Research at the South Pole

MARCH 10, 2006--Jonathon Eisch, a senior majoring in physics from Wisconsin Rapids, was part of a group of engineers, students and scientists who were building the biggest high-energy neutrino detector in the South Pole AMANDA profject. They installed 480 new deep-ice and 48 new surface Digital Optical Modules (DOMS) recently to double the size of AMANDA, a neutrino detector. Eisch has also recently spent time working on a cosmic ray detector, traveled to Sweden with UW-RF physics professor Jim Madsen to share results and make plans for a telescope for Antarctica, and spent Christmas 2003 at the South Pole as well.

Back Row L-R: Kara Hoffman, University of Maryland; Andreas Tepe, University of Wuppertal; Holger Leich, DESY Zeuthen; Patrick Berghaus, Universite Libre de Bruxelles; Dar Gibson, IceCube; Andres Morey, University of California – Berkeley. Front Row, L-R: Gary Hill, Unversity of Wisconsin – Madison; Bernhard Voigt, DESY-Zeuthen; Ethan Dics, IceCube; Jonathon Eisch, UW-RF.


Last updated: Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:07:10 Central Daylight Time

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
410 South Third Street River Falls, WI USA 54022-5001 (715)425-3911
Copyright © 1995-2009 University of Wisconsin-River Falls