Gonzalez puts the module in a case. people, detector, Brookhaven National Laboratory Photo: Leticia Shaddix

In February 2021, senior operations specialist Humberto “Bert” Gonzalez and technical specialist Gary Teafoe work with the STAR detector.

The Detector R&D group is calling for proposals to receive KA25 seed funds for new ideas in certain strategic R&D areas. The purpose of this program, initiated last year, is to attract new ideas and new Fermilab PIs to the KA25 Detector R&D portfolio. If successful, these seed funds could be used to achieve a demonstrator in order to obtain larger funds for a more extended R&D program in the future, such as from LDRD, ECA, etc. Deadline is March…

From Forbes, Feb. 12, 2021: In June 2020, results from an experiment located in Italy suggested that dark matter may have been directly observed. Another experiment, conducted in China, has announced consistent data. Has dark matter been discovered? Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains why we’ll only know in retrospect using the next generation of detectors.

Engineers and technicians in the UK have started production of key piece of equipment for a major international science experiment. The UK government has invested $89 million in the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. As part of the investment, the UK is delivering a series of vital detector components built at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Daresbury Laboratory.

From Yale University, Jan. 22, 2021: For his new piece of music, “MicroBooNE,” David Ibbett, Fermilab’s first composer-in-residence, collaborated with physics professor Bonnie Fleming through a series of discussions about the science behind the experiment that inspired the composition. The neutrino-inspired piece premiered on Dec. 8, 2020, as part of the Fermilab Arts and Lectures Series.

From Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jan. 26, 2021: The COHERENT particle physics experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has firmly established the existence of a new kind of neutrino interaction. To observe this interaction, scientists used CENNS-10, a liquid argon detector built at and on loan from Fermilab.

How do you get the data out of particle detectors? And how do you cleverly and quickly find the data that is the most interesting to explore? In this presentation, Fermilab scientist Wes Ketchum discusses the tricks and techniques that particle physicists use to record rare subatomic interactions in real time and the challenges they encounter.