2nd IceCube Polar Science Workshop

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 18 January 2021 to 20 January 2021

Where: Online

More information: 
Link to Workshop Webpage


The IceCube community is hosting a second Polar Science Workshop that will be held online. The main purposes of this workshop are to solicit a scan on research ideas regarding the planned upgrade of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at South Pole, and to continue to promote exchange between our two fields of glaciology and neutrino astronomy. In particular, we hope seek input and proposals from the glaciology community on experiments and instrumentation complementary to the planned array of drilled boreholes as part of the IceCube neutrino array.

We would like to focus our attention on the following topics, but please let us know if you have additional fields of interest:

  • Rapid Access Drilling (RAID) at the South Pole and the possibility of a long term open hole
  • SPICEcore physical properties (in particular grain size, elongation, orientation and fabric), expected hole lifetime and borehole logging
  • Modeling of optical and radio propagation in birefringent polycrystals with crystal preferred orientation (CPO and COF)
  • Glaciology instrumentation in the IceCube Upgrade and IceCube Gen2
  • Data interests (both in terms of IceCube data (temperatures, images, ice analyses, ...) for glaciology, as well as glaciological data being interesting to the IceCube detector modelling)
  • Drilling technology and logistics
  • Bedrock morphology and characteristics
  • Englacial heterogeneities and structures, layering architecture

Please follow the link above to register and for information about abstract submission.