Dylan Smith is a research intern under scientist Erik Ramberg. He hails from Dearborn, Michigan, and is currently a senior at Michigan State University. In the test room at SiDet, there is a vacuum chamber with a charge-coupled device (CCD) coated in boron-10. His research goal is to characterize ultracold neutron events that occur when the neutrons hit the boron-10 and come into contact with the CCD. He’s also been working with software that simulates particle tracks in silicon, with the eventual goal of designing a method to calculate the incident angle of alpha particles that hit a silicon target.
Aloke Das is a Ph.D. student at the National Institute of Science Education and Research, currently visiting Fermilab. He was selected to come to Fermilab for the LPC Guest and Visitors Program for CMS and is currently working under Leonard Spiegel with the outer tracker module system test in the detector test area at SiDet.
The pelicans return to Fermilab on their annual stop before heading north, according to the Forest Preserve District, where the American white pelicans have been seen on Nelson Lake Marsh at the Dick Young Forest Preserve. These pelicans seems to enjoy the Lake Law area best, and we enjoy having them stop in.