2012 Michigan REU Student Presentations - Second Meeting

500-1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500-1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Steven Goldfarb (CERN)
Presentations by the REU Summer Students
  • Thursday, 19 July 2012
    • 14:00 14:05
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      Speaker: Kristina Krylova (CERN)
    • 14:05 14:10
      Scintillating Fiber Detector for AEgIS Antihydrogen Trap 5m

      The development and progress in the scintillating fiber detector for the AEgIS experiment.

      Speaker: Joseph Redford
    • 14:10 14:15
      Multi-turn Extraction: Splitting the PS Beam in Transverse Phase Space 5m
      Speaker: Christopher Frye
    • 14:15 14:20
      jet algorithm in pair produced dijet resonances search 5m
      Speaker: Xin Fang (CERN)
    • 14:20 14:25
      Data Checks and Spectra Studies in ALICE 5m
      Speaker: John Groh (CERN)
    • 14:25 14:30
      Jet Physics and Beyond! 5m

      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)
    • 14:30 14:35
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      Speaker: Feng Bi (U)
    • 14:35 14:40
      Resolving the Neutrino Ambiguity 5m

      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: Kelvin Mei (Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey (US))
    • 14:40 14:45
      Top Quark Mass in the Semileptonic Channel 5m

      To improve the purity of the sample without harming efficiency too badly: Can It Be Done?

      Speaker: Benjamin Henry Malkin Burdick (CERN)
    • 14:45 14:50
      Hadronic Interaction Studies for ATLAS Inner Detector 5m

      Update on my progress in validating Fatras FastSim with Geant4 Hadronic Interactions for the ISF framework.

      Speaker: Ryan Badman (Syracuse University (US))
    • 14:50 14:55
      Top Reconstruction Techniques in 0-Lepton Direct Stop Searches 5m

      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))
    • 14:55 15:00
      Examination of Corrupted Data in the Tile Calorimeter 5m

      An update on my examination of TileCal corrupted data.

      Speaker: Stephanie June Hamilton (University of Michigan (US))
    • 15:00 15:05
      Feasibility study of the measurement of absolute branching fractions of the Λc baryon 5m

      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)
    • 15:05 15:10
      ALICE Physics Selection Quality Assurance 5m

      I will present my progress on the ALICE Physics Selection Quality Assurance.

      Speaker: Kevin McDermott (University of Notre Dame, USA; CERN)
    • 15:10 15:15
      Vector Boson Fusion At High Mass 5m

      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))
    • 15:15 15:20
      ROOT's Labyrinth 5m

      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)
    • 15:20 15:25
      Lambda LambdaBar Spin Correlations 5m
      Speaker: Cheryl Audrey Theroux (University of Michigan (US))
    • 15:25 15:30
      Razor Analysis of Dark Matter Direct Production 5m
      Speaker: Ksheerasagar Vijay (CERN)
    • 15:30 15:35
      Search for the SM Higgs boson in the H→WW channel (ATLAS) 5m

      Optimization of the cut-based analysis with 2011 data and MC.

      Speaker: Victor Alonso Rodriguez (University of Michigan (US))