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Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica

Monday, March 5, 2018
Devyn Rysewyk (R) stands next to Martin Rongen, of RWTH Aachen University in Germany and Rysewyk's teammate, and the finished particle detector prototype atop the IceCube Laboratory located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Ever since she was an undergraduate student, Devyn Rysewyk aspired to travel to Antarctica and study neutrinos, or ghost particles. “Neutrinos are very elusive and mysterious particles,” said…

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‘Ghost Particles’ Could Improve Understanding of Universe

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
New measurements of neutrino oscillations, observed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole and presented by MSU's Tyce DeYoung and Joshua Hignight, have shed light on outstanding questions regarding fundamental properties of neutrinos. Courtesy of IceCube

Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don’t know what role neutrinos play in the universe because…

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