Dr. Madsen is the chair of the Physics Department at UW-River Falls and Associate Director of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory where he directs the education and outreach program. His research interests include heliophysics and astrophysics, which he has studied at his various projects in Antarctica. In addition to research, Dr. Madsen is committed to reaching a broad audience beyond the research community. He is involved in education and outreach for the IceCube project including professional development courses for teachers and science and math instruction for the UWRF Upward Bound Program. He collaborates with a number of programs and institutions in addition to PolarTREC, including the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, UW-River Falls Upward Bound and McNair Programs, and service groups (Rotary International, Boy and Girl Scouts, university alumni associations, etc.). You can read more about Dr. Madsen's work here and here.
"Working in Antarctica is a wonderful adventure, and it is great to provide opportunities for others to have this awesome experience."
Organization: University of Wisconsin River Falls
River Falls, WI
IceCube In-Ice Antarctic Telescope, IceCube In-ice Antarctic Telescope 2010, IceCube In Ice Antarctic Telescope 2012, Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory 2013, Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory 2014, CosRay Neutron Monitors, Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory 2016, Antarctic Neutron Monitors For Solar Study, IceCube and the Askaryan Radio Array