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Research @ PFC
To achieve the Detector Development MA goals its members pursue the following activities:
Fermilab and Argonne provide access to facilities not commonly available at a university - e.g. the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne for fabricating SPTpol bolometers. Another important asset is the Electronics Design Group (EDG) at UChicago and the University of Chicago Engineering Center (UCEC). The EDG, with its long tradition of developing cutting-edge electronics for large-scale high energy physics experiments, plays a role in the design and implementation of the next-generation electronics for large arrays of mm-wave sensors, as well as in low-noise electronics for dark matter experiments. With the KICP's move to the new Eckhardt Research Center, the KICP has gained access to a suite of state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to their projects, the new Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, and the expertise of researchers at the new Institute for Molecular Engineering.
Summer school: "Dark Matter Detectors"
Conferences, Workshops, and Visitors MA) a hands - on summer school on Dark Matter Detectors. The aim of the School was to expose a group of graduate students to the challenges of designing, building, and operating both current and future dark matter detectors for searches conducted at underground laboratories.