Research Spotlight - Thomas Barbera

Author: Kelly Girst

Thomas Barbera Developing Detectors For Future Particle Accelerators
Thomas Barbera Developing Detectors For Future Particle Accelerators

Thomas Barbera

Major: Physics
Research Location: The University of Notre Dame

Thomas spent his summer developing detectors for future particle accelerators, which relies on the use of a wave shifting material that allows for an accurate measurement of the amount of energy contained within a particle that passes through the detector. Thomas's research was mainly focused on discerning the most viable shell in which the liquid is inserted in order for the measurement of energy to be obtained. 

Thomas says, "Studying such fundamental questions fascinates me and fuels my desire to explore as a scientist. Furthermore, focusing on future development allows us to glimpse into the future of particle physics. I am able to grasp concepts that will become more and more important as I continue my career in physics, and may even get a head start on a groundbreaking physics problem by focusing on future development."