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

20.12.2018

On December 13, the Alexandrinsky Palace of the RAS Presidium has hosted a ceremony of awarding medals pf the Russian Academy of Sciences for young scientists and students of higher educational institutions. Medals were presented by the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician Valery Kozlov.

The lecturer of SEC NEVOD Egor Zadeba received a prize in nuclear physics for the cycle of works on “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 started in 2013 in the framework of cooperation between MEPhI and IHEP. Multi-wire drift chambers designed for neutrino accelerator U-70 were transferred to the University. These chambers have a large effective area (~ 2 sq. m.) and high precision of charged particles tracks registration (1 mm) at only four measuring channels, so it was proposed to use these unique qualities in the new installation for registration of muon groups in the experimental complex NEVOD. Before that, drift chambers had never been used in the research of cosmic rays.

In four years the team of young employees and students under the leadership of Egor Zadeba managed to develop and create a design of a new installation, which records technological systems as well, to implement a network mode with existing detectors of the experimental complex.

The first in the world coordinate tracking installation on the drift chambers for the registration of cosmic rays has been put into operation, it 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 noted that Egor Zadeba is already a winner of the 2012 competition medals of the Russian Academy of Sciences for University students.

We congratulate Egor on the well-deserved award and wish him further success!

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