Making a Dark Box Light Tight - 20171019

Efficiency measurements of NE114 plastic scintillator Revision 20180710

Neutrino Masterclass Development Workshop

Online, 15 Sep 2018

University of Tennessee Knoxville, 13-14 Oct 2018

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QuarkNet resources:

QuarkNet Staff Meeting, 30-31 August 2018

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Location of meeting: WH15SW (Aquarium), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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2018 QuarkNet Workshop, University of Oregon

2018 QuarkNet Workshop, University of Oregon

Summer 2018 Quarknet Workshop at Syracuse University

The Syracuse group hosted a 3-day Quarknet workshop from Aug 8 – 10, 2018 in the physics department at Syracuse University. Profs. Steven Blusk and Matt Rudolph hosted the event. This year, we had 8 teachers attend from the following school districts:

SMU QuarkNet Annual report 2018

Neutrino Data Workshop Prototype at UF


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cosmic Ray Workshop at CUA

August 15-17, 2018



Wednesday August 15 Thursday August 16 Friday August 17

09:45     Coffee and Registration

10:00     Housekeeping

The LIGO mirrors

No events were detected at LIGO, until they made some upgrades such as: re-examined the coating and size of the mirrors. They looked at the how a laser beam can slightly heat and deform mirrors, while also causing them to move a tiny distance. So they decided to use heavier mirrors to cut down on the noise that the lighter mirrors generated. So the original 11-kg mirrors with a 25 cm diameter were upgraded to 40-kg fused silica mirrors with a 35 cm diameter.