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Young scientist of SEC NEVOD awarded medal of Russian Academy of Sciences

02.02.2018

By the Decree of the RAS Presidium the employee of the SEC NEVOD Egor Zadeba has been awarded a medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for young scientists in nuclear physics for the cycle of works "Coordinate-tracking detector based on drift chambers for registration of near-horizontal muon flux generated by ultra-high energy cosmic rays".

The development of a new coordinate-tracking detector began in 2013 in the framework of cooperation between MEPhI and the Institute for High Energy Physics. The University received multi-wire drift chambers, designed for a neutrino detector at the accelerator U-70. These cameras have a large effective area (~ 2 square meters) and high precision of charged particle tracks registration (1 mm) having only four measurement channels. Therefore it was proposed to use these unique qualities in a new installation for the registration of muons groups in the experimental complex NEVOD. Before that, drift chambers has never been applied in studies of cosmic rays.

The team of young staff and students under the leadership of Egor Zadeba managed to develop and design a new installation in four years, which records and processes systems, to implement a combined operation with the existing detectors of the experimental complex.

Coordinate tracking installation with the drift chambers

The first in the world coordinate tracking installation with the drift chambers for the registration of cosmic rays has been put into operation. It has registered events with a density of 15 particles per square meter, which today is a record for installations with very low number of measuring channels.

It should be noticed that E. Zadeba is already a laureate of the contest for medals of the Russian Academy of Sciences for University students in 2012.

Congratulations to Egor on a well-deserved award and lets wish further success!

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