Laura Dattaro

A doctoral student and his adviser designed a tabletop particle detector they hope to make accessible to budding young engineering physicists.

These U.S. students work on the CMS pixel detector. They hail from various institutions, including Kansas State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska – Lincoln and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Here they stand in front of the poster of the CMS detector at CERN in July. At the heart of the four-and-a-half-story-high particle detector of the CMS experiment at CERN is a collection of millions of tiny silicon devices known… More »

When Fermilab’s full accelerator complex kicks back into action this fall, it will bring with it a transition from high energy to high intensity, delivering more beam pulses with more particles. Among the many changes made and new equipment installed during the current shutdown are two new 53 MHz cavities in the Recycler ring, conceived of and designed by Accelerator Physics Center scientists Dave Wildman and Robyn Madrak Plant. In its new iteration, the Fermilab accelerator complex will perform a… More »