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Professor Tom Gaisser to present IPY speaker highlighting South Pole Station Construction

February 4, 2009 - On Wednesday, February 11 at 5 p.m. in 123 Memorial Hall, Jerry Marty, facilities construction and maintenance manager for the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs, Division of Antarctic Sciences, will present “Building for Science at the South Pole.”  Thomas Gaisser, UD's Martin A. Pomerantz Chair of Physics and Astronomy will introduce Jerry Marty facilities construction and maintenance manager for the South Pole station. A veteran Antarctic researcher, Gaisser is leading a team from the University of Delaware's Bartol Research Institute in developing “Ice Top,” the surface array of detectors for the world's largest neutrino telescope, called “Ice Cube,” which is being built deep within the polar ice sheet. The team has shared their experiences with the public in a popular blog series.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a catered reception. Seating is limited. Register online at this Web site.