Phenix and the FVTX
The PHENIX 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 most recently,
The Forward Vertex detector (FVTX), whichis part of the innermost
P-25 is our group, the Subatomic 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.
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
Astro pic of the day,
Phys Rev Focus
Cartoons, logos etc.
FNAL at work
The family home page
Science is art