Background[ edit ] Halzen was born and raised in Belgium. Between he worked as a scientific associate at CERN. In addition to particle physics he published many early papers on cosmic ray anomalies and quark matter , and on relations between particle physics and cosmic rays, on particles from supernovae and on muon production in atmospheric gamma-ray showers. This pilot experiment proved successful, however their results were marred by interference from cosmic rays as well as air bubbles in the ice. Main article: IceCube Neutrino Observatory Halzen argued for a much larger detector, and was able to secure funding from both European and American sources.

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