Fermilab’s Role in DESI Project The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project – which created the largest 3D map of galaxies to date – is managed by Berkeley Lab. According to a Fermilab article, Fermilab is providing specialty systems for collecting and analyzing the galactic light, including a corrector barrel, which plays a critical role in holding DESI’s six giant lenses in perfect alignment. More>
Wildfires Have Changed; The Technology to Fight Them Hasn’t — Yet Technologies like drones and satellites can help pinpoint wildfires in their early stages, provide comprehensive overviews of those currently raging, and track containment. FUEGO (Fire Urgency Estimator in Geosynchronous Orbit) uses detectors to gather images, spatial data, results from simulations, and local weather, and turns it into intelligence “that’s actionable,” said the Lab's Carl Pennypacker. More>
A New Website for a New Dark Energy-Hunting Instrument DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument now under construction at the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, has a new website. Go here to follow project progress, view photos and videos, learn about the science of DESI, and meet members of its Lab-led international collaboration.
Lab’s Heather Gray Wins IUPAP Young Scientist Award The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics announced their Young Scientist Prize winners, and among recipients in the “Particle and Fields” section is ATLAS researcher Heather Gray. She was recognized for her “strong role in the searches and initial measurements of Higgs boson interactions with quarks.” More>
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