Five Advanced Detector Research Grants Awarded in FY 2010

The Advanced Detector Research (ADR) program is a competitive grant program in the Office of High Energy Physics that supports detector research by university-based physicists. The ADR program seeks to encourage research into detector technologies that will enable new, not yet approved experiments. For the FY 2010 cycle, five proposals were selected for funding based on external peer reviews and programmatic need, totaling $601,000 in new commitments for FY10. The winners will investigate liquid crystal optical readouts for gas detectors, interconnect technologies for particle detectors, fast feature extracted high precision timing, development of quartz structures for ultralow background high pressure phototubes, and the design and prototyping of a high granularity silicon calorimeter. The awardees are:

Principal Investigator

Ben Monreal

University of California at Santa Barbara

Mani Tripathi

University of California at Davis

Garu Varner

University of Hawaii

James White

Texas A&M

Vishnu Zutshi

Northern Illinois University