February 13 - 24, 2012

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

EDIT 2012 Plenary Lectures

Lecture Schedule

The first day of the program will include 2 plenary lectures. In addition, each day of the 9-day class schedule will begin with a plenary lecture, where all the students will gather. At the end of the lecture students will be split into groups and bussed to their appropriate location. There will be 11 plenary lectures in total, all located in One West.

Monday, Feb. 13

0900 am Particle Physics and Fermilab Young-Kee Kim (FNAL)
0930 am History of Particle Detection David Nygren (LBL)
1100 am Hadron Collider Detectors Dan Green (FNAL)

Tuesday, Feb. 14

0830 am Silicon Tracking Detectors Dave Christian (FNAL)

Wednesday, Feb. 15

0830 am Cosmic-Ray and Gamma-Ray Experiments Frank Krennrich (Iowa State)

Thursday, Feb. 16

0830 am Neutrino Detectors Karsten Heeger (U. Wisconsin)

Friday, Feb. 17

0830 am Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Wesley H. Smith (U. Wisconsin)

Monday Feb. 20

0830 am Medical Applications of Detectors Stan Majewski (U. West Virginia)

Tuesday, Feb. 21

0830 am Astronomical Imaging Juan Estrada (FNAL)

Wednesday, Feb. 22

0830 am High Intensity and Rare Decay Detectors Augusto Ceccucci (CERN)

Thursday, Feb. 23

0830 am Cryogenic Detectors Sunil Golwala (Cal Tech)

Friday, Feb. 24

0830 am Lepton Collider Detectors Jim Brau (U. Oregon)

About the Lecturers

Young-Kee Kim

Dr. Kim has devoted much of her research work to understanding the origin of mass for fundamental particles by studying the two most massive particles, the W boson and the top quark, at Tevatron’s CDF experiment. She is the former co-spokesperson of the CDF experiment, and she also participates in effort to develop the next generation of accelerators. Her honors include the University of Rochester’s Distinguished Scholar Medal, the Ho-Am Prize, Sloan Fellowship, and South Korea’s Science and Education Service Medal. Previously she taught at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an APS Fellow and an AAAS Fellow, the Louis Block Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago, and Deputy Director of Fermilab since 2006.

David Nygren

1969-71   Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Columbia University,
In collaboration with Jack Steinberger, helped to develop the world’s largest Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber (MWPC) system at the time.

1973-75   Division Fellow, E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
           In 1974, invented the Time Projection Chamber (TPC) A pioneering TPC built at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) under my direction operated at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center PEP e+e- storage ring from 1981 to 1989, with more than 40 Ph.D. degrees awarded, and several dozen papers published.

Senior Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
First Quantum-counting Clinically-feasible Mammography Technique
Smart Pixel Arrays for Vertex Detection at Ultra-high-Luminosity Colliders
1995 - present: Distinguished Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Investigating high pressure Xenon for Double Beta Decay and Dark Matter:
Data Acquisition platforms for ICE CUBE, NESTOR, KamLAND:
With Helmuth Spieler, developed Full Depletion CCD for Optical Astronomy

E. O. Lawrence Award, 1985
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1986
Distinguished Scientist, LBNL, 1995,
Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society, 1998
Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2000
Distinguished Scientist, LBNL, 1996 – present
Division Director, Acting, LBNL Physics Division 2011 - present

Dan Green

Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1969.

D0 Muon Group Leader from 1982-1990.
D0 B Physics Group Co-convener, 1990-1994.
SDC Experiment: Deputy Spokesperson.
CMS Experiment: HCAL Program Manager
US CMS Program manager (1996-2007)

David Christian

David Christian graduated from Yale College and the Johns Hopkins University. He came to Fermilab as a postdoc, and stayed as a Wilson Fellow and then a staff scientist. His experience with silicon detectors has been primarily focused on the development (in partnership with Fermilab electrical engineers) of readout electronics. He led the development of a silicon readout system with 20ns time resolution that was used by two high rate fixed target charm experiments at Fermilab. He also worked for many years in the context of BTeV, the proposed Tevatron competitor to LHCb, on the development of a pixel readout chip optimized for high readout rate, which was designed to enable a first level tracking trigger. He has recently joined the effort to develop a pixel detector for use in CMS in the High Luminosity LHC era.

David was spokesperson for the experiment that provided the first background free observation of atomic antihydrogen. He is currently working on the SeaQuest Drell-Yan experiment (which is hoping to see its first beam before the end of this school) and on preparations for the recently approved ORKA experiment (whose goal is a 5% measurement of the branching fraction of the rare K decay K+ -->Pi+ nu nubar). He also serves as Head of the Experimental Particle Physics Department in Fermilab’s Particle Physics Division.

Frank Krennrich

Diploma in Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 1991
PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 1996

Research Assistant, Cern, Geneva (Switzerland), 1990-91
Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute of Physics, 1991-94
Research Associate, Iowa State University, 1994-97
Assistant Professor of Physics, Iowa State University, 1997-2001
Associate Professor of Physics, Iowa State University, 2001-2006
Professor of Physics, Iowa State University, 2006-present

Honors & Awards:
Outstanding Junior Investigator Award by the Department of Energy, High Energy Physics 2000
Fellow of the American Physical Society 2008

Dr. Krennrich's research resides at the intersection of astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. The focus of his work is on astroparticle physics with teraelectronvolt photons. This new observational window (pioneered by the Whipple Collaboration) involves the design and construction of instrumentation for ground-based gamma-ray telescopes. Dr. Krennrich's group at ISU is part of the VERITAS instrument team and has delivered the focal plane cameras for the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) observatory, and most recently, also designed and delivered, together with Argonne National Laboratory, a new high speed camera pattern trigger system for VERITAS as part of the upgrade for VERITAS phase II.His science interest over the last 10 years has been concerned with the interactions of TeV photons with cosmological radiation fields, namely the Extragalactic Background Light.

Karsten Heeger

Karsten Heeger received his undergraduate degree in physics from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle where he worked with Prof. Hamish Robertson on a model-independent measurement of the solar 8B neutrino flux in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). For his thesis work he was awarded the 2003 APS Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics. Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin he was a Chamberlain Fellow and scientist in the Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He currently works on precision studies of neutrino oscillation with reactor antineutrinos in the Daya Bay and KamLAND reactor neutrino experiments and the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with the CUORE experiment. In 2008 he received Outstanding Junior Investigator awards from DOE High Energy Physics for the search for the last unknown neutrino mixing angle theta13 at Daya Bay and from DOE Nuclear Physics for the investigation of neutrino properties with bolometric detectors. Karsten was awarded an Alfread P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009 and a Romnes Faculty Fellowship in 2011. He currently chairs the APS Committee on International Scientific Affairs and is leading the development of digital access to APS meetings and a new APS program with China.

Wesley H. Smith

When he came from Columbia University to the University of Wisconsin in 1988, Prof. Wesley Smith was leading the research program in the Fermilab neutrino beam that measured the charges of the quarks in the proton, the number of strange and charmed quarks in the proton and the fraction of the proton composed of gluons. At Wisconsin, Prof. Smith led the US group on the HERA electron-proton collider in Hamburg Germany. Prof. Smith also led the international team that built the trigger system that selected which 100 of the 10 million ep beam crossings would be kept for physics analysis. The experiment produced results on the strong force that binds the quarks and gluons in the proton that have changed our understanding of this force and also of the gluons that carry this strong force.

For 13 years, Prof. Smith has served as the CMS trigger project manager, and led the design and construction of the trigger system reducing the input rate of a billion proton interactions every second by a factor of about 10 million to 300 per second, by processing data from all over the CMS detector in scores of racks of high speed electronics. For the past 5 years Prof. Smith has served as CMS Trigger Coordinator with responsibility for the decisions that select which data taken are by the detector and kept for offline analysis.

Prof. Smith has been a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator and a Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and in 2006 was named the University of Wisconsin Bjorn Wiik Professor of Physics.

Augusto Ceccucci

Augusto received his Laurea degree at University of Torino (Italy) in 1988. He was an INFN postdoc based at FNAL working on the charmonium experiment E760 at the pbar source for two years. When he was hired as ricercatore at INFN Torino, he joined the NA48 experiment to measure epsilon' / epsilon and fell in love with kaons. He left INFN for CERN in 1996, and has been a CERN staff member since 1998. After NA48, follow-up experiments were performed to study KS rare decays (NA48/1) and charged kaons (NA48/2). Augusto is currently devoting his efforts to NA62, the new kaon rare decay experiment at the CERN SPS.

Jim Brau

US Air Force Academy, BS Physics, and BS Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Physics

Knight Professor of Natural Science, Univ. of Oregon
Director, UO Center for High Energy Physics
Co-chair World-wide Study for Future Linear electron-positron
Colliders and American Linear Collider Physics Group
Member of ILC Research Directorate

Past member of numerous national and international advisory committees, including:
The Department of Energy/National Science Foundation
High Energy Physics Advisory Committee
The National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council
Board on Physics and Astronomy
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Event dates: February 13 - 24, 2012
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