The ArgoNeuT experiment recently demonstrated for the first time that a particular class of particle detector — those that use liquid argon — can identify signals in an energy range that particle physicists call the “MeV range.” It’s the first substantive step in confirming that researchers will be able to detect a wide energy range […]
The Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) at Fermilab is on a mission to build a high-power, compact, superconducting electron beam accelerator that will serve all of these purposes. By Charles Thangaraj Read the article here.
Just two months ago, in September 2018, the IOTA ring was successfully commissioned, and the program of the advanced beam physics studies has since begun. One of the most interesting scientific topics at IOTA will be studies of beams made of a single electron. By Vladimir Shiltsev and Giulio Stancari You can read the article here. An […]
Superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities are the “muscle” of many modern particle accelerators. By cooling these devices to cryogenic temperatures (usually around 2 Kelvin, or minus 456 degrees Fahrenheit) and inputting electric power, SRF cavities increase the energy of beams of charged particles passing through them. Making cavities out of superconducting materials dramatically increases their efficiency […]
It is hard these days not to encounter examples of machine learning out in the world. Chances are, if your phone unlocks using facial recognition or if you’re using voice commands to control your phone, you are likely using machine learning algorithms — in particular deep neural networks. By Victor Genty, Kazuhiro Terao and Taritree Wongjirad Read the […]