Erik Ramberg

The newest exhibit presented by Fermilab scientist Erik Ramberg and the Fermilab Archives gives the viewer a glimpse into the fascinating history of the study of electricity. Since 600 BC, scientists and philosophers have theorized on how electrical charge is transferred from one site to another. In the 18th century, experiments testing these theories took off. In the exhibit, see primary texts and early images of electricity at work.

You are looking at a silicon detector at the end of the inflector region of the Muon g-2 experiment. This region is the area in which a specialized magnet bends muons after they exit the Muon Delivery Ring (the former Antiproton Debuncher) and enter the Muon g-2 storage ring, which curves to the left in the picture.

Erik Ramberg Sometimes you have to go to the ends of the Earth to get what you need. Last week for one Fermilab project this saying was more literal than figurative. The DAMIC (Dark Matter In CCDs) experiment saw a very successful culmination of several years of detector research. The experiment employed a new technique for searching for the elusive particles that we think make up most of the matter in the universe—dark matter. The latest episode for the DAMIC…