Start of the Shutdown February 24, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in physics.
I just got the following email:
The Fermilab accelerator complex and D0 detector have just completed a very successful marathon. About 1.2 fb-1 has been recorded during Run IIa, with the exposure more than doubled since the last shutdown. Thank you to all who have contributed to this success.
This shut down is a big one for DZERO. There are major electronic and detector upgrade going in: we will add a new inner layer of Silicon (the carbon-fiber support structure was designed and built here at UW), and we will be taking out a 20 year old 6-rack calorimeter trigger and replacing it with a state-of-the-art x10 more powerful 3 rack trigger. 😉 It is going to be a very busy 2-3 months! Wish us luck that we don’t break anything!