• Special points of interest
  • Daya Bay finds θ13
  • Speaker Mover
  • ARA: A new way to detect neutrinos
  • Centrifuge Calibration
  • Meet Terry Benson
  • Employee Milestones
Summer 2012


Two antineutrino detectors in their water pool at Daya Bay.

  • Theta 1 3 (θ13) Discovery at Daya Bay and the Engineering Behind It

    UW-Madison’s Professor Karsten Heeger, who along with his U.S. team, is trying to find answers to the hard to capture neutrino and θ13. θ13 (pronounced theta one three) is the transformation of electron neutrinos. Earlier it was believed that during their flight, neutrinos would disappear, but evidence is showing that they are changing their identity.

  • A Device to Learn How People Hear

    Dr. Pavel Zahorik from the University of Louisville, KY contacted PSL to develop a device for auditory research. The focus is to get a better understanding of how each individual hears sound with consideration to an individual’s physical differences

  • ARA: A Different Way to Detect Neutrinos
  • The Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) will be the latest addition of neutrino telescope at the South Pole. Unlike IceCube, which uses digital optical modules (DOMs) to detect neutrinos, ARA will be using antennas buried in the ice for picking up radio signals.

  • Centrifuge Calibration

    PSL’s expertise goes beyond engineering big projects, to helping labs on campus with technical issues that do not require engineering support. PSL Technician Andy Arbuckle calibrated 44 centrifuges at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygeine.

  • Meet PSL Engineer Terry Benson

    Employee Milestones