Purdue University Northwest joined the DZERO or D∅ (pronounced as “D-zero”) Collaboration in 2006. DZERO is one of the two collider experiments on the Fermilab accelerator, called the Tevatron. The Tevatron officially stopped data-taking on 30 Septmeber, 2011. However, the physics program for the collider experiments continues. The current DZERO member from Purdue Northwest is Prof. Neeti Parashar.
Interested students are very welcome to join our efforts. Proximity of Fermilab to the University has been a great asset for our students. My students often travel to Fermilab duirng the summer and semester breaks when they are not taking classes. It provides an excellent exposure and hands-on experience to our students working with real detectors and world-class physicists and engineers.