Faculty member's collaboration with physics experiment featured in documentaries
Michael Stamatikos, PhD, is part of the collaboration for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive astroparticle physics experiment located at the South Pole. Their work is featured in two documentaries about neutrinos produced for the BBC and PBS NOVA.
The BBC documentary, “Neutrino: Hunting the Ghost Particle,” will premiere on BBC Four on Wednesday, September 22 from 9:00 – 10:00 pm BST. It is described as “an astonishing tale of perseverance and ingenuity that reveals how scientists have battled against the odds for almost a century to detect and decode the neutrino, the smallest and strangest particle of matter in the universe.”
PBS NOVA will feature IceCube and its science in its “Particles Unknown” documentary premiering on Wednesday, October 6 at 9:00 pm EDT. IceCube will appear near the end of the program, which is also about the hunt for neutrinos, “the universe’s most common—yet most elusive and baffling—particle”.