Indiana University South Bend
South Bend, Indiana
Cream and Crimson
PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
EXPERIMENTS AT FERMILAB:
SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS AT FERMILAB:
COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Acoustic sensor and preamp R&D and production. Encapsulation of various detector components for deployment in bubble chamber. Radon emanation and diffusion measurements.
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
Search for WIMP dark matter (COUPP and PICASSO experiments).
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND APART?
All of the best work is done by undergraduate students. We designed and built the sensors used to do the first-ever acoustic particle identification, distinguishing neutrons from alphas.
National Science Foundation
FAVORITE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
Front row, from left: Joshua Behnke; Phil Mark, applied math; Andrea Vollrath, local science teacher. Rear row, from left: Andrea Palenchar, physics major; Edward Behnke, engineer and physics bachelor of science; Ilan Levine, professor. Not pictured: Brendan Sweeney, physics major.