IceCube Neutrino Observatory –“Upgrading to Decode a New Physics”

IceCube Neutrino Observatory


On Dec. 4, 2012, the IceCube Observatory in Antarctica at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, detected an event now known as Big Bird, a neutrino with an energy exceeding 2 quadrillion electron volts (PeV). To put that in perspective, it’s more than a million million times greater than the energy of a dental X-ray packed into a single particle thought to possess less than a millionth the mass of an electron. Big Bird was the highest-energy neutrino ever detected at the time.