DUNE scientists win APS Early Career Instrumentation Award

Ana Amelia Machado
Ettore Segreto

The American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields has given its 2019 Early Career Instrumentation Award to two scientists on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by Fermilab.

You can read this brief article at the Fermilab News website.

Department of Energy awards Fermilab funding for next-generation dark matter research

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: November 20, 2019
Engineers work on highly sensitive skipper CCDs. Researchers will use these sensors to search for low-mass dark matter particles. Photo: Reidar Hahn

In October 2019, the Department of Energy announced that it has awarded scientists at its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory funding to boost research on dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up an astounding 85% of the matter in the universe.

The award will fund two Fermilab projects focused on searching for dark matter particles of low mass — less than the mass of a proton.

A press releases from Fermilab, edited by Leah Hesla.

CMS upgrades take a big step

Categories: CMS/LHC
Published on: September 11, 2019
Maral Alyari, SUNY-Buffalo, and Stephanie Timpone, Fermilab, work on the forward pixel detector at SiDet in 2015. Photo: Reidar Hahn

“Complete the LHC Phase 1 Upgrades….” is how the first project-specific and concrete recommendation (Recommendation 10) of the 2014 Report of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5), “Building for Discovery,” starts. This short phrase has been the mission statement for U.S. CMS scientists from Fermilab and around 30 U.S. institutes for the last six years. On May 1, with the successful outcome of the Department of Energy Critical Decision 4 review, the project has been completed.

By Steve Nahn. You can read the entire article at the Fermilab News site.

The CMS trigger: taming the firehose

Categories: CMS/LHC, Energy Frontier
Published on: December 11, 2016

A basic understanding of how CMS goes from 40 million potential events per second to something that can actually be recorded.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/10/cms-trigger-taming-firehose/, by Bo Jayatilaka.

Cosmic rays are a pain

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: December 4, 2016

Members of Cosmic Ray VetoGgroup at the Fermilab Meson Test Beam Facility hold a Cosmic Ray Veto counter. Top row, from left: Enhao Song (U. Virginia), Alexander Simonenko (JINR, Dubna), Ralf Ehrlich (U. Virginia), Yuri Oksuzian (U. Virginia), Yuri Davydov (JINR, Dubna), Martin Frank (U. Virginia), Steve Magill (Argonne). Bottom row: Vladimir Baranov (JINR, Dubna), Serdar Kurbanov (U. Virginia), Sten Hansen (Fermilab), Akram Artikov (JINR, Dubna), Shruti Shrestha (Kansas State University), Cristiana Principato (U. Virginia).
Members of Cosmic Ray VetoGgroup at the Fermilab Meson Test Beam Facility hold a Cosmic Ray Veto counter. Top row, from left: Enhao Song (U. Virginia), Alexander Simonenko (JINR, Dubna), Ralf Ehrlich (U. Virginia), Yuri Oksuzian (U. Virginia), Yuri Davydov (JINR, Dubna), Martin Frank (U. Virginia), Steve Magill (Argonne). Bottom row: Vladimir Baranov (JINR, Dubna), Serdar Kurbanov (U. Virginia), Sten Hansen (Fermilab), Akram Artikov (JINR, Dubna), Shruti Shrestha (Kansas State University), Cristiana Principato (U. Virginia).

Cosmic rays are with us all the time, but they are a pain. This article outlines some of the techniques that are used at Fermilab to remove cosmic rays from experimental data.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/10/cosmic-rays-pain/, by University of Virginia professor E. Craig Dukes.

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