Looking at a larger image, you can see three different detector types, distinguished here by their patterns of contacts. One is for the CMS upgrade, another is for a lepton collider, and the third is for X-ray correlation spectroscopy.

Each of the integrated circuits you see here is about 6 millimeters on a side and projects one one-thousandth of an inch above the surface of the larger sensor wafer on which it sits, together forming a functional detector.

The Grid Computing Center houses small files for a number of experiments at Fermilab. Photo: Reidar Hahn Experts in the Scientific Computing Division have developed a more efficient method to store data to better cater to the needs of Intensity Frontier experiments. Last year, SCD developers created a method to efficiently store and access small-sized data files. The method is useful for several neutrino experiments, which normally store many small, sparse files that range from hundreds of kilobytes to hundreds…

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has earned ISO 20000 certification for excellence in information technology service management. Fermilab is the first of the Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories to earn this certification.

Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us — billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.