From Bioengineer.org, March 21, 2023: Congratulations to Mary Bishai, distinguished scientist from Brookhaven National Laboratory, who has been elected co-spokesperson of the international project DUNE. Bishai began working on DUNE in 2012 and will lead DUNE’s 1,400-member international collaboration alongside Sergio Bertolucci, a physics professor at the University of Bologna.
From the State University of Campinas, Unicamp (Brazil), March 13, 2023: This week Lia Merminga visited the State University of Campinas in São Paulo to attend a workshop on the purification of liquid argon. The event celebrated the achievements of the first phase of the LBNF/DUNE project and previewed the work to be carried out and the technologies to be developed in the next stage. Merminga stated the efforts of undergraduate and graduate students and the contributions of the university are essential to the success of DUNE.
From University of Virginia Today, March 7, 2023: University of Virginia physicists shipped its last truckload of five large, specialized panels that contain the detector that will form the shell of the international Muon-to-electron Conversion Experiment, or Mu2e experiment. UVA professors, technicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergrads have worked on a total of 83 detector modules, each weighing as much as 2,000 pounds, totaling about 160,000 pounds of materials.
From Yahoo News, Jan. 20, 2023: A small group of Fashion Studies students and COD Fashion Studies Professor Eva Stevens, are working in collaboration with Fermilab engineers to design Personal Protective Equipment for Spot who works in radioactive and contaminated areas.
Forces Net, Jan. 3, 2023: Fermilab researchers recently collaborated with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center to build a compact SRF electron accelerator prototype at the IARC. This collaborative work used electron beam accelerator technology to create surfacing materials to serve military transport to improve and extend the lifespan of modern runways and other surfaces.
To prepare for the shipment of large, delicate particle accelerator components from the UK to Fermilab, the PIP-II team flew a “dummy load” across the Atlantic Ocean, recording every little bump the dummy experienced. After careful validation of all transportation data, the team will ship a 10-meter-long prototype cryomodule early next year.
From Ceska Televize (Czech Republic TV-right click to translate the page to English), June 6: A delegation from the Czech Republic visited Fermilab last week in which the scientific collaboration between Fermilab and the Czech Republic on DUNE was highlighted by Fermilab director Lia Merminga. See highlights of the delegation’s tour and interviews with Lia and Fermilab scientist Jaroslav Zalesak.
The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration. Application deadline: Extended through Feb. 7, 2022 For more information: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply: …
The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration. Application deadline: January 17, 2022 For more information: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply: …