2011 Ernest Fox Nichols Distinguished Lecture

Penny Warren

B.S. in Physics (1987) from Kansas State University

Penny Warren

A Physicist Looks at Detector Engineering

November 14, 2011

4:30 pm

102 Cardwell Hall


The field of detector engineering encompasses light sensitive instruments from ultraviolet to infrared. There are very few universities in the world that offer a degree in detector engineering. So I describe how one physicist gravitated to this field. I provide an introduction to a variety of detectors: time projection chambers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, infrared detectors at the Naval Research Lab and visible focal plane arrays at Ball Aerospace and Technologies


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