I (mostly) retired in 2017.
Phenix and the FVTX
detector, one of
2 large experiments at RHIC,
a versatile accelerator at
Brookhaven National Lab,
operated from 2000 through 2016. Over the years, we built
several components of this detector, The Muon tracking system (MuTr),
the Multiplicity and Vertex detector (MVD), and finally,
The Forward Vertex detector (FVTX).
P-3 (formerly P-25, an before that, P-2) is our group, the
High Energy Nuclear Physics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
From 1985 to 1996 we were involved in experiments at CERN. For one of these,
NA44, we did
some nice R&D on the use of aerogel for imaging Cherenkov detectors.
Since then, I've maintained a few pages about aerogel.
In 2014, I picked up this thread again. R&D funds were available for development of detectors
for the future EIC (electron-ion collider).
I proposed to work on the development of a modular Cherenkov detector. When I retired, the baton
was passed to GSU.
For some years now (actually, since 1996), I have been doing a weekly science hour at Wood-Gormley Elementary
in Santa Fe. I answer science questions from the children, ranging from bugs to black holes.
Nothing beats a good demo, but since there is no budget for equipment, these are 'cardboard
and duct tape' experiments, which means you can do these too.
To the mr. science pages
The Santa Fe Alliance for Science
Make Santa Fe
Summer Physics Camp for Young Women
Astro pic of the day,
back to the top
Phys Rev Focus
Cartoons, logos etc.
FNAL at work
The family home page
Science is art