Astrophysics in Antarctica: What are we doing here? Free and Open to General Public Presentation

Professor Jim Madsen from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present the work of the IceCube Collaboration on Thursday, March 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. in Towler Hall Rm 106 Physics Lab on the Clatsop Community College Campus. This presentation is open to all interested.

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest, and least inhabited continent on Earth.  Find out what motivated an international collaboration to construct the biggest and strangest telescope in the world at the South Pole.  Hear what we are learning from the mysterious messengers it measures---nearly massless, almost invisible neutrinos.  Hear also about the solar physics work we do with the University of Delaware using neutron monitors, the longest continuously running experiment in Antarctica.  Most amazingly, hear how undergraduates are contributing to this research, including deployments to Antarctica.

Jim Madsen provides one-time talks to community organizations and school groups, week-long summer residential enrichment programs for high school students in the UWRF Upward Bound program, and field deployments for 9 teachers in Antarctica to work with the IceCube and Cosray projects in conjunction with the NSF-funded PolarTREC program. He has provided research opportunities for nearly 150 undergraduate students including six who deployed to Antarctica, three who went on the ice breaker Oden for separate month-long cruises, and 17 who spent 10-week summer internships with European IceCube Collaborators.  


It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Lipe, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer in Towler Hall, Suite 110, 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Lisa Deneen, is located in Columbia Hall Room 304, 503-338-2474.

Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


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Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Lipe, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en la Towler Hall número 110, número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Lisa Deneen, se encuentra en Columbia Hall numero 304, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

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