SIST and GEM 2016: Final Talks

chaired by Elliott McCrory (Fermilab), Sandra Charles (Fermilab)
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from to (US/Central)
at Fermilab ( Curia II )
Wilson Hall, second floor, SW corner
Description
The final talks for the 2016 programs of the Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST, http://sist.fnal.gov) and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences (GEM, http://www.gemfellowship.org/).

Supervisors of the interns are strongly encouraged to attend at least their intern's talk, and hopefully one or two more.
Participants gustavo cancelo; Sandra Charles; William Freeman; Elliott McCrory; Vivian O'Dell; David Peterson; Mayling Wong-Squires
Go to day
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    • 08:00 - 08:55 Preparation Time
      If you need to test your talk on the local computer, or if you want to have some coffee and bagels, Elliott will be there at 0800 for these things.
    • 08:55 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction 5'
      Please be in place by 8:55 AM for the beginning of the session.  Ms. Charles and I will have a few words to say about the day.
      Speaker: Dr. Elliott McCrory (Fermilab)
    • 09:00 - 09:18 Preliminary Results from CONNIE-100 Science Array. 18'
      Supervisor: Juan Estrada
      
      CONNIE-100 currently sits 30 meters from a 3.8 GW nuclear reactor in Angra, Brazil with the expectation of detecting coherent-elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering. To do this, there must be a solid understanding of the background radiation. This article presents some of the first results of the experiment regarding background radiation rates.
      
      Speaker: Israel Chavarria
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    • 09:18 - 09:36 SRF LINAC Simulation 18'
      Supervisors: Mohamed Hassan and Paolo Berrutti
      
      Simulating the acceleration of protons traveling through the field of a superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavity to determine the number of cavities required for acceleration is quite complex. This paper describes a simplified model based on the actual PIP – II linac design. It does not take into account  transverse  RF field and particle dynamics. This means that only the component of the field along the axis of propagation of the particle is considered in the simulation.  The simulation describes the exchange of energy between the cavity fields and a single particle as it passes through the cavities. I wrote a program to perform a numerical integration on the cavity field to determine the NTTF curve which shows the energy gained by the particle for any particular β. The number of cavities for acceleration is calculated from the relationship between the Kinetic energy of the beam and the NTTF curve. Even though  transverse RF fields are not considered, the result of the simulation is within a reasonable range of the real number of cavities used for the acceleration.
      
      Speaker: Olaniyi Nafiu (Howard University)
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    • 09:36 - 09:54 From Test Stand to M-Test: The Detector Design Process 18'
      Supervisor: Mandy Rominsky
      
      This summer I worked for 12 weeks at Fermilab Test Beam Facility (FTBF) under the supervision of Mandy Rominsky.  I was presented with two main tasks for the summer.  Firstly, I built and tested a cosmic ray stand with various electronics, instrumentation, and software components.  Secondly, I aided in the installation and development of MIDAS, a data acquisition system that will include the monitoring and data records for every aspect of the test beam facility�s MTEST beam.
      Speaker: Megan Szubert (Illinois Institute of Technology/Lewis University)
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    • 09:54 - 10:12 Muon Ring Tagging, Blue Block Documentation, and More! 18'
      Supervisor: Maurice Ball
      Speaker: Mr. Malik Blackman
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    • 10:12 - 10:30 Morning Break
    • 10:30 - 10:48 Applications of Unit-Testing for GENIE 18'
      Supervisor: Gabriel Perdue
      
      Introduce the concept of Unit Tests and shows both how one can apply this to the GENIE Program and what is in store for the future of this concept. 
      Speaker: Mr. James Jones (Harvard University)
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    • 10:48 - 11:06 Search for dark matter using mono-Higgs events in the four lepton final state at CMS 18'
      Supervisor: Pushpa Bhat
      
      Analyzing the missing transverse energy associated with Higgs production to search for dark matter. This is done using the object oriented software ROOT which was developed by CERN.  
      Speaker: Mr. Jairrin Dickens (Florida A and M University)
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    • 11:06 - 11:24 Characterization of the Front-End Electronics for the Pixel-Strip Module of the Phase 2 CMS Tracker 18'
      Supervisor: Anadi Canepa
      Speaker: Mr. Christian Leefmans
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    • 11:24 - 11:42 Particle Classification in LArIAT using Convolutional Neural Networks 18'
      Supervisor: Jen Raaf
      Speaker: Mr. Samuel Borer (University of Maine)
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    • 11:42 - 12:00 NOvA Medium Energy Target Assembly 18'
      Supervisors: Chris Kelly and Bob Zwaska
      
      This presentation will aim to give insight into the NOvA. It will explain the distinction between NOvA and NuMI and explain
      
      how NuMI's target and horn system operates. It will also explain in detail the assembly and design process of NuMI medium energy targets. 
      
      Speaker: Mr. Zac Espinosa (Stanford University)
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    • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 - 13:48 Modeling Quark Compositeness at CMS 18'
      Supervisor: Lenny Spiegel
      Speaker: Amanda Farah (University of Pennsylvania)
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    • 13:48 - 14:06 A Tale of Two Uncertainties: Analyzing PT Bias and its Effects on the Dimuon Mass Spectrum 18'
      Supervisor: Pushpa Bhat
      
      When taking cosmic or collision data, it is important to evaluate the uncertainty associated with the detector's measurements. My project investigated the potential bias in the CMS when taking transverse momentum, or pT, measurements and examined how this bias would propagate into uncertainty in the dimuon invariant mass spectrum.
      Speaker: Tamra Nebabu (Fermilab)
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    • 14:06 - 14:24 Analysis of Beam Emittance for the Booster at Injection and Extraction 18'
      Supervisor: Chandra Bhat
      Speaker: Mr. Demetrius Andrews
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    • 14:24 - 14:42 Exploring Silicon Molds in Nondestructive Surface Finish Testing 18'
      Supervisor: Katsuya Yonehara
      
      Speaker: Mr. Juan Takase (Northwestern University)
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    • 14:42 - 15:00 Afternoon Break
    • 15:00 - 15:18 Beholder: Automated Scanning and Detection System 18'
      Supervisor: Jason Ormes
      
      An overview of the Beholder automated cyber security scanning and detection system.
      
      Will consist of an overview of the detection and blocking network followed by a live demonstration of the dashboard constructed by Brandon White.
      Speaker: Mr. Brandon White (Northern IL Univ)
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    • 15:18 - 15:36 Investigation of Emittance Analysis Methods Using the MuCool Test Area Beamline 18'
      Supervisor: Carol Johnstone
      
      Emittance is an important metric in beamline physics that helps us to predict and analyze the beam's behavior and properties. Using the MuCool Test Area beamline, we are able to diagnose this parameter with the use of multiwire profile monitors. The emittance is typically defined as the area of the elliptic envelope of particles in phase space; however it is suspected that when subjected to nonlinearities, this shape is no longer elliptical. This analysis aimed to investigate this resulting shape as well as explore methodologies for doing so and determine limitations of certain models.
      Speaker: Ms. Alicia Casacchia
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    • 15:36 - 15:54 Withdrawn 18'
      Speaker: Ms. Elohi Gonzales
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    • 15:54 - 16:12 Diamond Detector: Measuring Beam Intensity 18'
      Supervisor: Caron Johnstone and Adam Watts
      
      There are several ways of measuring beam intensity. One of those ways is through the use of an instrumentation device called a Diamond Detector. With the purpose of looking for a replacement for the current method in measuring beam intensity, which involves using SEMs, the Diamond Detector offers a less expensive and more effective way of measuring beam intensity, and perhaps the ability to measure the microbunch structure of the beam because of the fast time-of-flight measurement capabilities that the Diamond Detector has.
      Speaker: Mr. Erik Dagoberto Torres Garcia
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    • 16:12 - 16:30 Design and selection process of the ADC Tranmission system 18'
      This talk will detail the design and selection process of the ADC Tranmission system performed by Mauricio Villa during the summer of 2016. 
      
      Villa is a GEM intern.
      Speaker: Mauricio Villa (Duke University)
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    • 16:30 - 17:30 Close Out (Private) 1h0'
      This will be a private (SIST, GEM and the SIST Committee only) session in which we can discuss what went well and what did not go so well.
      Speaker: Dr. Elliott McCrory (Fermilab)