From INFN, April 9, 2020: L’industria di solito non utilizza l’elettronica che opera a temperature criogeniche, perciò i fisici delle particelle hanno dovuto costruirsela da sé. Una collaborazione tra numerosi laboratori nazionali afferenti al Dipartimento dell’Energia, incluso il Fermilab, ha sviluppato prototipi dell’elettronica che verrà alla fine utilizzata nell’esperimento internazionale DUNE – Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, ospitato dal Fermilab.

When scientists begin taking data with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in the mid-2020s, they’ll be able to peer 13.8 billion years into the past and address one of the biggest unanswered questions in physics: Why is there more matter than antimatter? To do this, they’ll send a beam of neutrinos on an 800-mile journey from Fermilab to Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. To detect neutrinos, researchers at several DOE national laboratories, including Fermilab, are developing integrated electronic circuitry that can operate in DUNE’s detectors — at temperatures around minus 200 degrees Celsius. They plan to submit their designs this summer.

From April 2-4, the Fermilab professional chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will host the Regional Leadership Development Conference for the Midwest. Early bird registration is open until Feb. 27. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for employees and users. The motto this year is “Lift as you Climb: Accelerate Your Future!”

A new LDRD (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) session has been added the EAC engineering retreat on Monday, Feb. 17. The LDRD program is a great resource for all science and technology staff at the laboratory with the FY21 call coming out in late spring. This session will provide a presentation on the program followed by Q&A. All are welcome to attend.

Every year, Fermilab’s Engineering Advisory Council holds its annual All Engineers’ Retreat during EWeek, which is dedicated to celebrating engineers’ contributions to society and to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. This year’s retreat organizers expanded the annual gathering to a week-long series of events to engage with the Fermilab engineering community directly. Participants can register for on-site tours, 3-D printing demonstrations and professional-inreach workshops. The agenda also features events to inspire innovation.

For 2020 Engineers’ retreat, the EAC is sponsoring a week-long series of events to highlight Fermilab’s own engineering community. Register NOW for onsite tours, 3Dprinting demonstrations, and Professional Inreach (PI) workshops. Registration will be first-come, first-serve. We will try to accommodate those on any wait list, but there are no guarantees due to limited room availability and/or capacity.  

For the 2020 Engineers’ Retreat, several PI (Professional In-reach) Workshops, 3D Printing Demo Sessions, and tours of Fermilab sites have been planned during National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-21).  Remember to stay up-to-date with registration and updates by subscribing to the engineers_all email list.

The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday. President Washington is considered as the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions made by engineers. This year, National Engineers Week is…

Miguelangel Marchan completed four Fermilab internships while studying at Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago before starting full-time work as an electrical engineer at Fermilab. What does he have to say about his current role at Fermilab? “Electronics are magic.”