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Friday, March 31, 2006

Ice Cube neutrino detector 

Sometimes high-end particle science is a little bit weird, and sometimes it is very weird indeed.

These wild and crazy guys are drilling into Antarctic ice to use it as a neutrino detector. That's what you sometimes have to do, I guess: drill up to 2.5 km deep into the ice at the South Pole and drop a few thousand detectors into the holes to see if any neutrinos are coming by.

Oh, and they're hiring (danger: PDF). Not too often you see a unix admin job with preferred experience like this:

Experience with the RedHat Network software management tool.
Experience working at Polar and high altitude sites.

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