Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The telescope in the ice: inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Description

IceCube Observatory, a South Pole instrument making the first actual observations of high-energy neutrinos, has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved.

Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy.

IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at the forefront.

The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781137280084
9781466878983
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDee9f9f05-6da9-fb37-a384-d382e31f39c3
Grouping Titletelescope in the ice inventing a new astronomy at the south pole
Grouping Authormark bowen
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-09-21 02:29:39AM
Last Indexed2021-09-21 03:13:05AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorMark Bowen
author_displayBowen, Mark
available_at_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Elk Grove
Franklin
South Natomas
Southgate
Valley Hi-North Laguna
detailed_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Elk Grove
Franklin
South Natomas
Southgate
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_description

IceCube Observatory, a South Pole instrument making the first actual observations of high-energy neutrinos, has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved.

Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy.

IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at the forefront.

The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy.

format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
idee9f9f05-6da9-fb37-a384-d382e31f39c3
isbn9781137280084
9781466878983
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b25251727.i78720370Valley Hi-North Laguna522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfvalag
ils:.b25251727.i7851129xArden-Dimick522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfardag
ils:.b25251727.i78346459South Natomas522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfnatag
ils:.b25251727.i78824989Elk Grove522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfelkag
ils:.b25251727.i78510697Franklin522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelffraag
ils:.b25251727.i78698005Southgate522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfsouag
ils:.b25251727.i76994314Central522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b25251727.i7806594xArden-Dimick522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfardag
ils:.b25251727.i7869923xSouthgate522.686 B786 20171falsefalseOn Shelfsouag
overdrive:bb322c58-18b0-4477-9ded-e1b8df7efb03-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2021-09-21T10:13:05.339Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog522.686 B786 2017
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Elk Grove
Franklin
South Natomas
Southgate
Valley Hi-North Laguna
primary_isbn9781137280084
publishDate2017
publisherSt. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martins Press,
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b25251727BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishSt. Martins Press, 2017.viii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
overdrive:bb322c58-18b0-4477-9ded-e1b8df7efb03eBookeBookEnglishSt. Martin's Publishing Group2017
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b25251727.i78720370On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i7851129xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i78346459On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i78824989On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i78510697On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i78698005On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i76994314On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i7806594xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b25251727.i7869923xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:bb322c58-18b0-4477-9ded-e1b8df7efb03-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetIceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory
Neutrinos
title_displayThe telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole
title_fullThe Telescope in the Ice Inventing a New Astronomy at the South Pole
The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole / Mark Bowen
title_shortThe telescope in the ice
title_subinventing a new astronomy at the South Pole
topic_facetNeutrinos
Nonfiction
Physics
Science