We are pleased to invite you to the Antarctic Science Symposium Wednesday and Thursday, April 27 and 28, 2011, at the Memorial Union in Madison, Wisconsin. This conference is part of a series of events to celebrate the completion of the IceCube Neutrino Detector.
IceCube's completion marks a major milestone in big science, with innovations and expertise in hot-water drilling making it possible to finish the project under budget and well within its deadline. A number of auxiliary instruments, including the dust logger, microinclinometers, thermistors, an in-ice camera, and standard candles, also served valuable roles.
The Antarctic Science Symposium includes researchers studying:
the flow of low-temperature ice
subglacial lakes and ice streams
million-year-old ice and
The format of the symposium will be formal talks of 10 to 15 minutes each, with time for comments and questions from the audience. The meeting provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary connections and new explorations at the bottom of the world.
You can register, view the current schedule and see the registration list at
Please register and pay your fees as soon as possible, so that we have your most recent contact information and can get an accurate head count. We hope you will also be able to attend IceCube's Inauguration Dinner on April 28 at the Overture Center.
Conference hotel blocks are also listed on the website. If you need help with booking, once your flight dates are set, Laurie at [hidden email] (608-890-0545) can help you with hotel options.
Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. You can get by in downtown Madison quite easily without a car if you are reasonably mobile. Google maps have walking routes as an option, and there is Street View available there to help you recognize buildings. If you have any questions about the schedule or Madison in general, contact Kim at [hidden email] (608-890-1124).
We hope to see you in Madison in April! Please pass this email along to interested colleagues. If you are not at all interested and do not want to receive future emails, let Kim know by replying to this email.
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