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Marcos Santander | IceCube | USA

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Hello world!

Hi there! I’m the new kid in town. As such, I thought it would be polite to introduce a little bit of the work I’m doing or, more precisely, that I’ll be doing during the course of my PhD, which has just kick-started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Let me introduce you to the stuff I’ve been breathing, eating, and dreaming about since I got to Madison: the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. This beast is a giant neutrino telescope, still under construction in the South Pole but taking wonderful data since day 1.

Inevitable questions arise: Why should anyone want to build something at the South Pole? Why there? Why do we need a neutrino telescope after all? Well, I hope that I’ll be able to answer all these questions during my future posts. But besides talking about neutrinos, PMTs, cold weather, and Wisconsin cheese I would also enjoy letting you take a peek at physics grad school from scratch. I’ve only been in the US for about 2 months now, and I’ll be taking my first graduate courses during the coming Fall, so if you really keep reading this blog long enough, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to follow the entire process explained in this comic step by step!

 

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