Layer 0 Installation Pictures March 24, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in physics.
Colin Daly, one of the many people working on the new bit of the DZERO detector (called Layer 0) took a huge number of pictures documenting the move of the detector and the first part of the installation.
To give you some perspective, this detector has taken more than 2 years to build (yes, that small (about 4 inches in diameter), that long (about 2 meters)) — it is amazingly delicate work. Check out how they roll it around the floor on the custom built trolley and mount for the van that transported it. Physics wise this small detector is (we hope) amazingly powerful. It provides a new data point closer to the center of the detector than anything else we’ve ever had. Adding this thing should be the same as running the accelerator about 30% longer — our physics reach should increase appropriately.
I really didn’t do any of this work, though UW is heavily involved in its construction — but I’m looking forward to making use of it!