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Dean Andrew Hidas

Pictures

Here are a few pictures of some of the things I work on and some of the things I enjoy.



In April 2011 we went to the fermilab testbeam facility to test a pixelated diamond telescope.


The road out the the fermilab testbeam site in April 2011.


PS T9 testbeam facility at CERN in June 2011. This testbeam was used to test fast (slink) readout of our system, test our luminosity DAQ, and measure charge collection and hit efficiencies.


PLT test setup at the PS testbeam facility at CERN in June 2011.


Me with our test setup inside the H2 magnet at the CERN SPS testbeam facility in July 2011.


My life is filled with cement blocks and lead bricks. This is a picture of the SPS testbeam facility at CERN in July 2011


Me standing next to the H2 magnet at the SPS testbeam facility at CERN. This magnet was ramped to 3T to test the response of our detector and electronics in full readout mode in a high magnetic field. July 2011


Counting room at the SPS testbeam facility at CERN in July 2011.


The PLT test setup inside the H2 magnet at the CERN SPS testbeam facility in July 2011. We ramped the magnet from 0 to 3T and back over the course of several hours while continuously reading out the detector. The detector performed as designed for operation in a high magnetic field.


Me with the pilot PLT detector, fully installed, but before the HF platform was brought back up to beam level. February 2012.


The pilot PLT just after installation in January 2012. There are 4 diamond telescopes places symmetrically around the beampipe and one silicon telescope at 12 o'clock for diagnostic testing and systematic studies. This detector was operational throughout the 2012 and 2013 LHC running. This is the first detector of its kind to be built and installed in the LHC.


Me in front of CMS before the HF platform was moved back up to beampipe level in January 2012.


Sometimes precautions are necessary. This is me in June 2012 when we were replacing 3 diamonds from the pilot installation which allowed us to study some removed sensors in the lab and at other testbeams.


Me in the CMS cavern standing below the service shaft in June 2012. We replaced 3 of the diamond sensors after 7/fb to study in the lab and in several testbeams.


Our test setup at the piM1 beamline at PSI. The HIPA accelerator is the world's highest intensity proton accelerator.


Me in front of the piM1 beamline at PSI


Skiing is a new hobby of mine. Winter 2013.


Hiking up above Chamonix summer of 2012.


Music is another hobby of mine. Here I am sitting in on guitar, though I usually play bass. July 2011.

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