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Experience astrophysics: From South Pole to the stars with the IceCube experiment

Workshop for pupils from Jahrgangsstufe 10 on, on the 14th of April 2020

This event is only available in German.

© Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NFS

mDOM development in the WWU-News!

In an article the WWU-News reports about the upgrade of the IceCube experiment and the involvement of our group in the sensor development.

To be found under the following link: https://www.uni-muenster.de/news/view.php?cmdid=10423&lang=en


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IceCube Masterclass in Münster!

Our working group hosts the IceCube Masterclass for another run. Here, pupils can grasp how the experiment detects neutrinos.
With presentations and do-it-yourself experiments, the students will be introduced to the topic. Raffaela Busse, who was a winterover last year, will give insights about the life and work at South Pole. Next, the participants have the opportunity to analyze real IceCube data. At the end, there will be a discussion of the results with other participants from different institutes in form of a video conference, like usually done in big collaborations.
Further information, also about other masterclasses of the Netzwerk Teilchenwelt at the Uni Münster, can be found at www.uni-muenster.de/Physik.KP/en/teilchenwelt. For questions contact Lew Classen.


Financial support of research projects for students

The rector's office of the WWU supports innovative and scientific projects, initiated and carried out by students (including PhDs), with 5000 Euros. It is important that these projects do not overlap with the regular curricular studies. The maximum age is 27. Further information can be found on the web page of the research consulting SAFIR, who will help you with your application.

Who we are

Our group is working in the field of astroparticle physics with the  IceCube neutrino telescope and is actively involved in the planning of its successor, IceCube-Gen2. For example, we are developing optical sensors for the application in extreme environments like in the deep ice at the South Pole.

Furthermore, our group participates in the the DFG Research Training Group "Strong and Weak Interactions - from Hadrons to Dark Matter".

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Our research is supported by the University of Münster and the DFG, as well as the BMBF.

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