Research interests at UWRF include laser physics (McCann), liquid crystals (Korenic), astronomical photography (Vonk), astrophysics (Madsen, Seunarine, Spiczak), science outreach (Blodgett) and gender issues in science (Hardtke).

The international IceCube project is a collaborative effort involving 15 U.S. groups together with partners from Belgium, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and The United Kingdom. They are working to better understand some of the most energetic events in the universe. UW-River Falls is one of two undergraduate schools involved. UWRF students and faculty (Madsen, Seunarine, Spiczak) participate in this cutting-edge high-energy neutrino observatory embedded in the 3 km thick South Pole ice cap.

Photomicrograph of nematic liquid crystal
interspersed with voids.
(courtesy of Case Western Reserve
University Physics Department)

Scott with Trap
Scott Dewolf works on some cool laser stuff. (courtesy of Dr. McCann)

Orion Nebula
A photo of the Orion Nebula from our own observatory. (courtesy of Dr. Vonk)

Eisch At Pole
Jon Eisch at the South Pole working on the IceCube Project.

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