WL, Dec 2022. The United States Department of Energy announced Tuesday that they have awarded $4.3 million for research on artificial intelligence in high energy physics. $290,000 of this award has been granted to researchers at Purdue Physics and Astronomy to pursue Machine Learning techniques for measuring top quark data at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN. Continue reading
WL, August 2022. A large carbon fiber prototype destined for CERN in Switzerland was created by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andreas Jung, associate professor of Purdue Physics and Astronomy. Last winter, these eight foot wide carbon fiber tubes were created in hopes that they would be a good fit for the Large Hadron Collector (LHC) in the CMS detector. The fiber tube slides into the CMS detector’s calorimeter, the heart of the CMS. The team has now demonstrated that the project is successful and passed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) CD-3b round. This successful passage will yield funding of roughly $1.5 million for Purdue University to manufacture the final product. As a result of the funding, the team and Purdue University and their manufacturing partners at Rockwest Composites were awarded the CMS Gold award. Continue reading
WL, March 2022. A large carbon fiber prototype tube will soon set sail for a trip from Purdue University to CERN in Switzerland. The ring, measuring about 8 feet across, will be used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to support the silicon tracker and timing layer detectors for...Continue reading
WL, May 2020. Purdue particle physicists continue a legacy of boundary-pushing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. The huge detectors providing a window to the world’s tiniest particles are set for a $153 million upgrade, and a team of Purdue University scientists will play a key role...Continue reading
WL, March 2019. For an outstanding research project in the Jung group AJ Wildridge was awarded the Ramdas award in March 2019. His excellent and significant contributions to a research project are related to a primary vertex algorithm on a quantum annealing platform, the D-Wave system.
WL, Jan 2019. Dark matter, which is thought to account for nearly a quarter of matter in the universe (but has yet to be observed), has perplexed physicists for decades. They’re constantly looking for something surprising to show up in experiments – results that deviate from the standard model that defines elementary physics.
During the summer of 2018 the Jung group hosted for the first time two exchange students from the TU Dortmund, Germany, to carry out a 3-month research project at Purdue University. We hope to offer this opportunity in future years.
The workshop took place in November 2017 and is intended to bring together the forward pixel enthusiasts to discuss recent progress, challenges, and near- and long-term plans for the silicon pixel detector at the heart of the upgraded CMS detector. The 2-day workshop provides a forum for discussing the experience gained from the phase-I FPIX upgrade, as well as sessions for the major thrusts of the TFPX/FPIX upgrade: Mechanics, Mock-ups, Electronics, DAQ, ROC-sensor assemblies, test beam data taking periods. About 35-40 participants (10 via video) came together to discuss on their favorite topic: silicon pixel detectors.
At the center of one of the largest experimental particle physics detectors, CMS, located at the CERN collider, protons collide with each other and create blasts of 100s of particles 40 million times a second.
Videos on Silicon detector module and an introduction to the Jung research group PI
Andreas Jung is one of the department’s newest professors and he has been stationed on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHS) for months. He is happy to report back to West Lafayette about the brewing excitement at the world’s largest particle accelerator.
Audible announcements of events in the LHC using the Festival speech synthesis system.