tech transfer

The new technology is a miniaturized version of a sensor developed for the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. But instead of being used for discovery science, the sensors are developed to screen cargo by detecting muons, particles that penetrate materials such as concrete and lead. Scientists at Fermilab, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Nevada National Security Site designed, assembled and tested the small, slim sensors, which could replace bulkier screening technologies.

Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, researchers and faculty conducting scientific research at UChicago, Argonne and Fermilab are encouraged to apply for the new course, Introduction to Venture Capital: A Toolkit for Analyzing and Financing Startups. If you have ever considered being part of a startup or wanted to understand more about how startups source and receive investments, then this class is just for you. Adapted from two popular entrepreneurship courses at Chicago Booth, this course will empower scientists to understand the underlying economics of a new business. Participants will…