Based on a previous design study by an undergraduate student we want to build a position sensitive cosmic-ray detector from plastic scintillator, wavelength shifter, and siliconphotomultipliers as readout. The task is to fabricate a prototype that validates the detector concept.
We are looking for an undergraduate student who is interested to study the impact of novel photon detectors in future gamma-ray instruments. The work requires working with C/C++ code and running simulations on a large cluster of several thousands of cores.
Most of what we eat is squishy - behaving as a solid on a plate, or as a liquid when processed in your mouth.
Squishy Physics investigates materials that are soft and easy to deform and, in most cases, are made from mixtures of phases. The lectures will cover interesting and entertaining physical questions that are critical to cooking and understanding the properties of food. This series is held annually in the Spring.