Shir’s research work is focussed on the ZDC upgrade. She implemented many of the technical requirements for preparation of the instrumentation, and works on the detector prototype especially the electromagnetic module.
Itai is the lab engineer. He completed his PhD in bio-physics with Mario Feingold, before joining the group. His research is in the characterization of radiation damage to quartz/fused silica.
Yftach completed his BSc, including a project within the group. He previously worked on developing machine learning algorithms especially for tracking applications and data acquistion/analysis for the ZDC. While continuing ZDC work, he also studies UPC events looking for CGC signatures.
Lion did a lot of work on ZDC simulations while still an undergrad, and is continuing this work now as an MSc student. He is also planning an ATLAS Run-2 analysis of Z bosons.
Michael is leading the group’s efforts towards the B0 electromagnetic calorimeter to be built as part of ePIC at the EIC.
Eden has begun his MSc, working with Michael on the B0 EM calorimeter for ePIC @ EIC.
Raveendra was a post-doc in the group, mostly working on ZDC calibrations and tests. After his time with us, Raveendra joined the cosmic muon group at CP3.
Yuval’s MSc was on development of ZDC prototypes, and exploring possible use cases for the ZDC in BSM searches.
Arkan’s research was to look for superficially visible (under magnfication) damage to irradiated fused silica rods.