Francis Louis Halzen (born 23 March 1944 in Tienen, Belgium) is a Belgian-American particle physicist, known for the development of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica which has been operational since 2010.
Halzen graduated from the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) with a MSc Physics degree in 1966, then a PhD in 1969.
Between 1969-1971 he worked as a scientific associate at CERN. Since 1972 he has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the principal investigator on the AMANDA and IceCube projects.
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