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The Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center is proud to welcome five new Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center Fellows. Profs. Kyle Dawson (University of Utah), Klaus Honscheid (Ohio State University), Paul Martini (Ohio State University), Marcelle Soares-Santos (University of Michigan)  – Coordinated R&D for a Stage-5 Spectroscopic Facility Dr. Fernando Chierchie (CONICET, Universidad Nacional del Sur) – Readout… More »

The Fermilab CPC is partnering with Adler Planetarium to host its 5th annual Dark Matter Day event! This year Dark Matter Day will be held at Adler Planetarium as part of the “Adler at Night” series on Wednesday, November 1st from 5PM-9PM. Adler at Night is free to Illinois residents! Find out more details in… More »

Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center scientist Guillermo Fernandez Moroni was awarded a DOE Early Career Research Award from the Office of High Energy Physics for “Demonstrating enabling technologies for a spectroscopy instrument for the next cosmic survey”. Congratulations Guillermo! To read more about the award see the Fermilab announcement webpage. More about the DOE Early Career… More »

University of Chicago graduate student Edgar Marrufo Villalpando was recently awarded the Graduate Instrumentation Research Award from the APS Division of Particles and Fields. Edgar works at SiDet with CPC Scientists on the developing “Skipper CCDs for Dark Matter Measurements with Cosmic Surveys”. Congratulations Edgar! Read more about the DPF Instrumentation Awards here.

Dark Matter Day 2022

The Fermilab CPC is partnering with Dark Matter Coffee to host Fermilab’s 4th annual Dark Matter Day event. This year Dark Matter Day will be held at Dark Matter Coffee’s Star Lounge Coffee Bar in Chicago on Sunday November 6th starting at 1PM (don’t worry, the event will be recorded if you can’t make it… More »

The Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center is proud to welcome two new Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center Fellows. Dr. Julia Campa (Instituto de Física de Cantabria; IFCA CSIC-UC) – CCD characterization for dark matter and quantum imaging experiments. Dr. Peter Nugent (LBNL, Berkeley) – Development of the La Silla Schmidt Southern Survey (LS4). The Fermilab Cosmic Physics… More »

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data recently announced that the Sloan Digital Sky Survey would receive a 2021 ACM SIGMOD award for its “early and influential demonstration of the power of data science to transform a scientific domain.” Among more than a dozen people, the award recognized the contributions… More »

Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center scientist Brian Nord was awarded a DOE Early Career Research Award from the Office of High Energy Physics for “for simulation-based inference for cosmological parameter estimation and discovery”. Congratulations Brian! To read more about the award see the Fermilab announcement here or the DOE Early Career Award webpage.

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) released new results today using the largest ever sample of galaxies observed over an enormous piece of the sky to produce the most precise measurements of the universe’s composition and growth to date. DES scientists (include many scientists at Fermilab) measured that the way matter is distributed throughout the universe… More »

The Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center is proud to welcome three new Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center Fellows. Dr. Fabricio Alcalde Bessia (CONICET, Instituto Balseiro) – Development of a low-noise readout integrated circuit for Skipper CCDs in the Oscura project. Dr. Ana Botti (Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires) – Technological developments to enable large-scale Skipper CCD… More »