Jonathan Jarvis and Jamie Santucci install the apparatus for the new optical stochastic cooling experiment in the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, known as IOTA, in November. The experiment uses infrared light emitted by electrons in an undulator magnet to sense and to adjust their positions and velocities. The goal is to demonstrate for the first time a significant increase in the density and therefore in the quality of charged particle beams using this principle.
Evan Angelico, graduate student at the University of Chicago, sets up the time-of-flight experiment (T-1553) at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. The experiment studies techniques to identify high-energy particles based on their velocity by measuring their positions and arrival times with novel large-area picosecond photodetectors, known as LAPPDs.
This work, “Dark Matters,” is a concept/sculpture by Jim Jenkins, 2017 Fermilab artist-in-residence. The center of the sculpture is a lead-glass block from the electromagnetic calorimeter of Fermilab experiment E-760/E-835 (charmonium spectroscopy). This picture was taken after a performance of “Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps” by Olivier Messiaen in Ramsey Auditorium. The sculpture was positioned behind the performers on the auditorium stage.
A photographer appreciates a fellow artist’s work: This photographic detail of “Phage,” a Lichtenberg figure sculpture by Todd Johnson, was taken by Giulio Stancari. These Lichtenberg sculptures by Johnson are also known as shockfossils. You can see Johnson’s and other Fermilab staff’s artwork in the Fermilab Art Gallery.