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Ve Vm Vt. The Ideal Cosmic Messengers

In their critical description of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Sasha Engelmann and Jol Thomson guide us into the depths of Antarctica’s ancient ice where ghost-like neutrinos cast electromagnetic showers, or cascades, as they chance to interact with the Earth. In this way, neutrinos challenge notions of scale and boundedness in the physical sciences and the technosphere.

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Sasha Engelmann

Center for GeoHumanities, Royal Holloway, University of London

Sasha Engelmann is a geographer exploring creative experiments with atmosphere, the elemental, and the limits of sensing. Over the past two years she carried out site-based ethnography and collaboration with Studio Tomás Saraceno in Berlin. With artist Jol Thomson, she is investigating the sites and sensing practices of neutrino observatories. She has recently submitted a DPhil in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, and is Lecturer in GeoHumanities at the Center for GeoHumanities, Royal Holloway, University of London.