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About the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, embedded down to 2.5 km deep under the South Pole, is the world's largest and most sensitive ‘telescope' for high energy neutrinos. With a cubic kilometer of instrumented ice it is the largest particle detector in the world.

This unique experiment has a broad science portfolio: from searches for high energy neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical phenomena in the universe such as gamma-ray bursts, exploding supernovae, active galactic nuclei, etc, to fundamental physics probes of quantum mechanical neutrino oscillations and dark matter.

The astroparticle physics group in the Discovery Center of Excellence at the Niels Bohr Institute is a full member of the IceCube collaboration as of October 10, 2013.

Now Denmark too will be a participant in this novel project, along with the USA, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Korea.