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Heather Gray, Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Physics department and Faculty Scientist in the Physics Division's ATLAS group, receives a DOE Early Career award for work in "Probing the Flavor Dependence of Higgs Couplings With Charm Tagging."
Our colleague George Trilling passed away on April 30 at the age of 89. Georges career reflected and shaped the Physics Divisions program from his arrival in Berkeley in 1960 until well after his retirement in 1994.
The LBNL ATLAS group held is annual week-long meeting at LBNL, Jan 6-10, 2020, to bring together the CERN and Berkeley-based members of the group for progress reports on Physics, Computing, Upgrade construction, and R&D activities.
Scientists Piece Together the Largest U.S.-Based Dark Matter ExperimentUpper (left) and lower photomultiplier tube arrays are prepared for LZ at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. Most of the remaining components needed to fully assemble an underground dark matter search experiment called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ)
What if Dark Matter is Lighter? Report Calls for Experiments to Broaden the HuntJunsong Lin, an affiliate in Berkeley Labs Physics Division and UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher, holds components of a low-mass dark matter detector that is now in development.
Dark Matter Day Q&A with Berkeley Lab Physicist Quentin Riffard
Quentin Riffard, a project scientist for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detection experiment that is now being installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, shares his experiences in researching dark matter in this Q&A.
Dark Matter Experiments Central Component Takes a Deep Dive
Last week, crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) the largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the U.S. below an elevator and s-l-o-w-l-y lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft formerly used in gold-mining operations.
Symposium Honors Lab Physicist Mary Gaillard
A recent gathering in downtown Berkeley brought together scientists from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world to celebrate Mary Gaillards 80th birthday and her many outstanding scientific accomplishments.
Internship Paves Path to Quantum-Computing Project
Projects like this prove to the skeptics that this idea of quantum computing for particle physics is not so crazy. Its more practical than you think. We now have quantum machines and they work; theyre just pretty noisy. When you try to make them more powerful, thats an issue.
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