2012 Michigan REU Student Presentations - Second Meeting

chaired by Steven Goldfarb (CERN)
Thursday, 19 July 2012 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 500-1-001 - Main Auditorium )
Presentations by the REU Summer Students
Support Email: Steven.Goldfarb@cern.ch
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  • Thursday, 19 July 2012
    • 14:00 - 14:05 Add Title 5'
      Speaker: Kristina Krylova (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:05 - 14:10 Scintillating Fiber Detector for AEgIS Antihydrogen Trap 5'
      The development and progress in the scintillating fiber detector for the AEgIS experiment.
      Speaker: Joseph Redford
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:10 - 14:15 Multi-turn Extraction: Splitting the PS Beam in Transverse Phase Space 5'
      Speaker: Christopher Frye
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:15 - 14:20 jet algorithm in pair produced dijet resonances search 5'
      Speaker: Xin Fang (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:20 - 14:25 Data Checks and Spectra Studies in ALICE 5'
      Speaker: John Groh (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:25 - 14:30 Jet Physics and Beyond! 5'
      I will briefly introduce myself, jet physics and my current research on inclusive jet and dijet cross-section data of ATLAS and CMS. In the end of this talk, I want to share my perspectives as a summer student at CERN in this exciting moment for particle physics.
      Speaker: Yu-Dai Tsai (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:30 - 14:35 Add Title 5'
      Speaker: Feng Bi (U)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 14:35 - 14:40 Resolving the Neutrino Ambiguity 5'
      Continuation of the first talk on how to maximize the reconstruction of the single top produced through electroweak processes, with the focus on the leptonic channel due to the high probability of new physics appearing in such channels. In this short talk, the simple rudimentary tactics that were applied to a Monte Carlo single top sample and their effectiveness will be discussed.
      Speaker: Mr. Kelvin Mei (Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey (US))
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 14:40 - 14:45 Top Quark Mass in the Semileptonic Channel 5'
      To improve the purity of the sample without harming efficiency too badly: Can It Be Done?
      Speaker: Benjamin Henry Malkin Burdick (CERN)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 14:45 - 14:50 Hadronic Interaction Studies for ATLAS Inner Detector 5'
      Update on my progress in validating Fatras FastSim with Geant4 Hadronic Interactions for the ISF framework.
      Speaker: Ryan Badman (Syracuse University (US))
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:50 - 14:55 Top Reconstruction Techniques in 0-Lepton Direct Stop Searches 5'
      I will discuss my current research into new and improved methods for identifying top quarks in 6+ jet events with missing transverse energy. Specifically, I will discuss methods I have developed to reconstruct tops, and my future plans for my project in the coming weeks.
      Speaker: Anthony James Kremin (University of Michigan (US))
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 14:55 - 15:00 Examination of Corrupted Data in the Tile Calorimeter 5'
      An update on my examination of TileCal corrupted data.
      Speaker: Stephanie June Hamilton (University of Michigan (US))
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 15:00 - 15:05 Feasibility study of the measurement of absolute branching fractions of the Λc baryon 5'
      Decays of the heavy baryons Λc+  and Λb are presently affected by a large uncertainty of 22% in the decay of Λc. As a result, it is meaningful to find a way to tag it by MC.
      Speaker: Yi Bao (CERN)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 15:05 - 15:10 ALICE Physics Selection Quality Assurance 5'
      I will present my progress on the ALICE Physics Selection Quality Assurance.  
      Speaker: Kevin McDermott (University of Notre Dame, USA; CERN)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 15:10 - 15:15 Vector Boson Fusion At High Mass 5'
      A SM Higgs boson or other new physics can affect the process of vector boson scattering and the cross section behavior is quite different at high energy. New heavy resonances may be found.( I hope so)
      Speaker: Hanzhe Liu (Univ. of Science & Tech. of China (CN))
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 15:15 - 15:20 ROOT's Labyrinth 5'
      Using multiple jet algorithms to compare data, it is possible to see differences between each algorithm, in terms of average jet area, and transverse momentum.
      Speaker: Alexandru Bacanu (CERN)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 15:20 - 15:25 Lambda LambdaBar Spin Correlations 5'
      Speaker: Cheryl Audrey Theroux (University of Michigan (US))
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:25 - 15:30 Razor Analysis of Dark Matter Direct Production 5'
      Speaker: Ksheerasagar Vijay (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 15:35 Search for the SM Higgs boson in the H→WW channel (ATLAS) 5'
      Optimization of the cut-based analysis with 2011 data and MC.
      Speaker: Victor Alonso Rodriguez (University of Michigan (US))
      Material: Slides pdf file