Marco Verzocchi
Technical Lead for Cold Electronics
Fermilab, United States

The most important parts of the electronics for the readout of the DUNE single-phase detector are actually placed inside the liquid argon, hence the name ‘Cold Electronics.’ Once these detector components are placed in the liquid argon, they will not be accessible any more, and they have to survive for 20-30 years. I like that on DUNE I am doing something completely different from what I have done so far as a physicist. Until the end of last year I was working on CMS, which isn’t a neutrino experiment, but an experiment at a proton collider. There I was working on silicon detectors. Working on electronics now for DUNE is completely different. That’s part of the game of being a physicist – changing completely what you do from time to time and learning new skills and new things.