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DEAP Dreams

During my Undergraduate and Master’s program I was heavily involved in the construction and analysis for DEAP-3600 (dark matter experiment). Featured is the detector nearly completed construction. The copper cylinders conduct heat to keep the light sensors warm, as the liquid argon is around -200 Celsius! Between the copper cylinders are white plastic blocks that are insulation and shielding from background radiation that might masquerade as dark matter. The three stylized images are generated using a neural network that takes a style from another painting. The most recognizable one is in the style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Submission Year: 
2017-18
Photographer's affiliation: 
Graduate student
Academic areas: 
Engineering and Applied Science
Graduate Studies
Art of Research categories: 
Invisible discoveries
Photo: 
Three stylized images alongside the copper cylinders dark matter detector
Categories: 
PhD student/candidate
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
School of Graduate Studies
Materials Discovery and Molecular Design
Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation
Understanding the Universe, the Planet and our Place
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Laboratory (SNOLAB)
Location of photograph: 
SNOLAB, Sudbury ON
Photographer's name: 
Connor Stone
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
PhD Student, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy