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.
Six scientists from the Department of Energys Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been named Fellows of the AAAS.
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.
DESI Opens Its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
The first test of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, with its nearly complete complement of components. The long-awaited instrument is designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which makes up about 68 percent of the universe and is speeding up its expansion.
Seeker Video Highlights Lab's Dark Energy Research
Berkeley Labs David Schlegel and Claire Poppett were featured in a video produced by the science website Seeker on efforts to build DESI a massive dark energy hunting machine to probe the far reaches of the universe for clues of this mysterious force.
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.
The Little Computer Cluster That CouldThe PDSF computer cluster in 2003. Decades before big data and the cloud were a part of our everyday lives and conversations, a custom computer cluster based at the Department of Energys Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) enabled physicists around the world to remotely and simultaneously analyze and visualize data.
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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