Brookhaven Lecture

"443rd Brookhaven Lecture: 'Gamma-Ray Detectors: From Homeland Security to the Cosmos'"

Presented by Aleksey Bolotnikov, Ph.D., Nonproliferation & National Security Department

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

<p>Many radiation detectors are first developed for homeland security or industrial applications. Scientists, however, are continuously realizing new roles that these detectors can play in high-energy physics and astrophysics experiments.</p> <p>On Wednesday, December 3, join presenter Aleksey Bolotnikov, a physicist in the Nonproliferation and National Security Department (NNSD) and a co-inventor of the cadmium-zinc-telluride Frisch-ring (CdZnTe) detector, for the 443rd Brookhaven Lecture, entitled Gamma-Ray Detectors: From Homeland Security to the Cosmos.� In his lecture, Bolotnikov will highlight two primary radiation-detector technologies: CdZnTe detectors and fluid-Xeon (Xe) detectors.</p> <p>Bolotnikov earned a Ph.D. in physics at Moscow Engineering & Physics Institute in 1991 and joined NNSD as a Physicist in 2003. He received the Charles Hirsch Award from the Long Island chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for his work on the CdZnTe detector in 2005. He co-wrote a book, Noble Gas Detectors, published in 2006, and has co-authored 19 scientific papers. He and NNSD colleagues are currently involved in several projects related to CdZnTe and high-pressure-Xe detectors for homeland security applications.</p>

Hosted by: Brant Johnson & Stephen Musolino

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