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Physics World Names IceCube Breakthrough of the Year

“IceCube,” the neutrino observatory buried at the South Pole, for which Berkeley Lab researchers have played a prominent role since its conception, won Physics World’s 2013 Breakthrough of the Year award. The magazine cited IceCube for making the first observations of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, an event reported in TABL last month. IceCube consists of 5,160 basketball-sized detectors called Digital Optical Modules, which were conceived and largely designed at Berkeley Lab. In addition to IceCube, Physics World recognized and commended nine other noteworthy achievements. More>