South Pole 2018

In January 2018, I journeyed to the South Pole to commission and calibrate the two new neutrino detecting stations I had helped build in Ohio. I spent about a month total –arriving on Jan 3 and finally leaving Feb 4.

The gallery below captures some of the highlights of this journey. Living on the southern-most continent was a wild experience. Talking about a detector in Antarctica–and sitting on the back of a snowmobile–are two totally different things! I am extremely proud of everything our team accomplished, which included bringing our full five-station detector array into operation, and taking an extensive suite of calibration data sets to help us understand our detectors.