New Year, new art

Happy New Year to all.  Right before the Winter Break the Physics Building received some new decorations for all the research groups, including this cool wall cling for our group!

This cling, along with those of the other research groups, was designed by undergraduate student Corinne Motl who is also doing research with us!

SBND homecoming!

Early this month the SBND TPC was moved across the site at Fermilab and into its home.  Many Syracuse group members, past and present, have been involved in getting the experiment to this point, so this was an exciting event.  Check out the cool video that Fermilab produced showing the move.

Dr. Rodrigues!

Dr. Ohana Benevides Rodrigues successfully defended her thesis “Search for muDAR Electron Neutrinos in MicroBooNE” on Friday, September 2.  It was great to have her back in Syracuse for a little while, and to hear about her work on MicroBooNE.  It was also special because she brought along several colleagues from MicroBooNE and SBND to partake in the festivities, including group alum Monica Nunes!  Congratulations Ohana!

Dr. Spurgeon!

Dr. Kyle Spurgeon successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Characterization of Scintillation Light in Large Liquid Argon Detectors and the Implications on Proton Decay Searches” on Thursday, June 16!  He gave a great presentation and shared some of his interesting work on xenon doping in LArTPCs and how things worked out for ProtoDUNE.  Congratulations to Kyle, and his advisor Denver!