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Abby Vieregg, "Turning a Continent into a Telescope"
Cafe Scientifique: 17 Apr, 2017 @ 7PM, MapRoom
Searching for the highest energy particles in the universe requires an extremely large detector, because they are very rare and elusive. Our hunt for these particles takes us to the bottom of the world - Antarctica - where we can use the entire 14 million square kilometer Antarctic ice sheet as a detector.