Sampa Bhadra

sampaBWe are in an exciting phase of data taking and physics results, with a program which will last well into 2006. We have just completed, in collaboration with our University of Toronto colleagues, a hardware project constructed in the HEP lab, employing and training many undergraduate students in the process. We have been involved in the design, construction and testing of 3200/12000 channels of a Straw Tube assembly. They will be sent to the ZEUS experiment and installed and commissioned, in time to coincide with the ZEUS and HERA upgrade in 2001. After this period we expect a factor of 5 increase in the number of events collected per year. This will open new physics channels, and allow finer measurements of current results.