Dean Calderbank visits CERN

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Dean of Natural Sciences, Robert Calderbank, traveled to CERN on July 12 to meet with members of the Duke ATLAS research group. The visit included tours of the ATLAS control room and an assembly laboratory used for the construction of tracking detectors.

Dean Calderbank had an opportunity to learn about the Duke ATLAS research program in meetings with Duke students and senior scientists Andrea Bocci, Prof. Al Goshaw and Guem-Bong Yu. The excitement of working at CERN at the time of expected discoveries from the Large Hadron Collider experiments was evident in Dean Calderbank's conversation with Duke undergraduate students Alex Cortese, Will DiClemente, Josh Loyal and Zongjin Qian, and Duke graduate students Mia Liu and Chris Pollard. The projects they are working at CERN this summer will be continued during the academic year and eventually used to prepare Ph.D. theses and undergraduate senior theses. See three photos on Flickr beginning here.