Sau Lan Wu spent decades working to establish the Standard Model of particle physics. Now she’s searching for what lies beyond it.
Observations, made by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station and confirmed by telescopes around the globe and in Earth’s orbit, help resolve a more than a century-old riddle about what sends subatomic particles such as neutrinos and cosmic rays speeding through the universe.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory will be holding a press conference at NSF headquarters on Thursday, July 12 to announce a major breakthrough in multimessenger astrophysics. A local event will also be hosted in Madison:
UW-Madison scientists, Justin Vandenbroucke and John Gallagher, will briefly introduce the project and the leadership role that the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center has played for the last 30 years. After that, a live-stream press conference organized by IceCube and NSF in Alexandria (VA) will be shown. At the end of the press conference, Prof. Vandenbroucke and Prof. Gallagher will answer questions from participants. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 9:30 am
Where: Room 1111, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center (425 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706)
If you can’t attend, but would like to learn more about this breakthrough, you can follow the press conference from wherever you are at https://www.youtube.com/c/VideosatNSF/live at 10 am US CDT. You can also learn more about it and ask questions on a follow-up Reddit Ask Me Anything starting at 11:30 am.