Experimental High Energy Physics
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)
DUNE will consist of two neutrino detectors placed in the world’s most intense neutrino beam. One detector will record particle interactions near the source of the beam, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. A second, much larger, detector will be installed more than a kilometer underground at the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory in Lead, South Dakota — 1,300 kilometers downstream of the source. These detectors will enable scientists to search for new subatomic phenomena and potentially transform our understanding of neutrinos and their role in the universe.
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Together with Jefferson Laboratory, CCTVal takes part in the development of software of large scalability that allows the processing of massive quantities of satellite data captured by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), applying modern standards of distributed computing. This project has its origins in JLab, where CCTVal took part in the development of a software for physics experimental events of the CLAS12 detector, in which electrical signals of this particle detector are processed.
Collaboration in RD51, CERN
USM is a member of the Research and Development RD51 collaboration at CERN. This collaboration is meant to facilitate the development of a technology for micro-pattern gas detectors and for an advanced system of electronic reading associated to it, for applications in basic and applied research. The program´s main objective is the advancement of technological development and implementation of micro-pattern gas detectors.
Collaboration in EIC, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Pre-shower detector for calorimeters of electromagnetic shower, develop and design a detector prototype capable of differentiating between isolated gamma particles and paired gamma particles resulting from the decay of neutral pion, all generated in the collision of a high energy electron beam with a target of ions in a process called DVCS (Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering). For this a technology, based in a matrix of small sparkling crystals (crystals capable of generating light when crossed by particles with charge, like electrons and positrons), is used together with optical fiber and Multi Pixel Photo Counter of silicon or MPPCs, for its subsequent electronic reading. With the use of this matrix, it´s possible to distinguish precisely the transverse spatial position when the generated particles happen in the collision. Locating this detector between the point of collision of the particle beam and a detector of electromagnetic shower it is possible to obtain the necessary information to recognize the kind of particle incident in the detectors.
Collaboration in CLAS, Jefferson Lab
CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) is a detector used in the study of nuclear physics and particles located in Jefferson Lab's B Hall in the United States. It is used to study the characteristics of nuclear matter through different collaborations from more than 150 physicists (CLAS collaboration). The CLAS detector is the only one that has a high level of acceptance, which allows to measure the momentum and angles of almost all the particles produced in the proton-electron collisions.
- Experiments based on the EG2 experiment ,the experiment is dedicated to the study of the hadronization through provisions deeply inelastic and semi-inclusive of electrons in the nuclei target of different kinds (Deuterium, Carbon, Iron, Lead). Such states open up the way to demystify the containment phenomena in QCD.
- Experiment of two photons exchange, The experiment is dedicated to the contribution of the study of the electrons interaction process in which an exchange of two virtual photons occurs, applying calculations of nucleon structural functions.
- Software development for CLAS12 ,development of CLARA software system of reconstruction of inventions and data analysis for the operation of the new CLAS12 detector and Electronic projects of hardware for CLAS12.
Collaboration in GlueX, Jefferson Lab
GlueX is an experiment which takes place in Jefferson Lab's D Hall, located in the United States. The experiment´s objective is to obtain important data to achieve one of Physics most fundamental challenges: the quantitative understanding of the quark and gluon confinement in the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). The confinement is a unique characteristic to QCD and to understand it, a comprehension of soft gluon field is required, which is responsible of linking quarks and hadrons.
Minerva Collaboration, Fermilab
Main Injector Experiment for v-A o MINVERvA, is an experiment of neutrino dispersion that uses the NuMI beam from the Fermilab Laboratory. MINERvA tries to measure the low energy of neutrino interaction as support in neutrino oscillation experiments as well as in the study of the strong dynamic of nucleons and nucleus that affect these interactions. This is done using the full range of nuclear targets from helium to carbon up to lead, and a scintillator plotter finely segmented to rebuild the event´s dynamics.
ATLAS Collaboration, CERN
ATLAS Upgrade experiment of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is an upgrading process in which the group of High Energy Experimental Physics participates with the contribution of parts for the Muon Small Wheel. This upgrade considers the modelling, manufacturing and assembling of 140 individual detectors called small-strip Thin Gap Chambers (sTGC) fulfilling the function of precise tracking of muons. This wheel is 9 meters in diameter, and a sTGC has a trapezoidal shape measuring around 1.2 meters long by 1.2 meters wide and 6 millimeters thick.