3 Result(s)

Search for Magnetic Monopoles: from the Large Hadron Collider to Space

Student can get involved in the following aspects of the project: 1. Development of a Citizen Science web and mobile platform to allow general public to participate in the analysis of the MoEDAL experiment. 2. Development of novel radiation detectors optimized for the magnetic monopole searches. The detectors are to be deployed at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and in the Low Earth Orbit using CubeSat satellites. No prior experience with detector development required. 3. Applying Deep Learning techniques to the data analysis of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC. The work involves operation of a GPU based computing system, application of convolutional neural networks for event classification. No prior experience with machi...

Required Availability
Spring 2018 | Summer 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Fast photon tracking using GPU-computing for the EXO neutrinoless double beta decay experiment

Students can work on the following aspect: 1. Understanding light propagation in the EXO-200/nEXO detectors using novel GPU based photon tracking software. Familiarity with programming languages (Python and/or C) and CAD software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid....

Required Availability
Spring 2018 | Summer 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Vetoing cosmic muons using plastic scintillator detectors

Cosmic rays consist of elementary particles that originate either from within or outside the Solar System, or even from outside of our galaxy. Upon reaching the the Earth's atmosphere, primary cosmic rays can produce secondary particles, including the so-called muons, that in turn could reach the surface. These particles could interfere with sensitive equipment and be a source of background events in high precision experiments. LIXO - LIquid Xenon Optical characterization - is a sensitive experiment that is currently being conducted in our lab. We recently observed interference from what is most likely cosmic muons. We are looking for a student who will help us put together a "muon veto" --- a dedicated instrument that can solve this pr...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No