Astroparticle physics group in the Discovery Center at the Niels Bohr Institute joins the IceCube collaboration

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, embedded down to 2.5 km deep under the South Pole, is the world’s largest and most sensitive ‘telescope’ for high energy neutrinos. With a cubic kilometer of instrumented ice it is the largest particle detector in the world. This unique experiment has a broad science portfolio: from searches for high energy neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical phenomena in the universe such as gamma-ray bursts, exploding supernovae, active galactic nuclei, etc, to fundamental physics probes of quantum mechanical neutrino oscillations and dark matter. A new astroparticle physics group in the Discovery Center at the Niels Bohr Institute joined the IceCube collaboration as full members on October 10, led by recently appointed Assistant Professor Jason Koskinen. Now Denmark too will be a participant in this novel project, along with the USA, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Korea.