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Fermilab 50th Anniversary Symposium and Users Meeting

US/Central
Ramsey Auditorium (Fermilab)

Ramsey Auditorium

Fermilab

Andreas Kronfeld (Fermilab), Louise Suter (Fermilab), Sarah Lockwitz (Fermilab), Tammy Walton (Fermilab), Thomas Strauss (Fermilab)
Description
1967 marked the birth of Fermilab. That year the lab hired its first employees and began operations in Illinois.  To celebrate fifty years of science and innovation, we are holding a special one-day symposium, in conjunction with the fiftieth Users Meeting.
Participants
  • Aaron Bercellie
  • Aaron Chou
  • Aaron Fienberg
  • Aarti Veernala
  • Abdollah Mohammadi
  • Abigail Kuchnir
  • Adam Aurisano
  • Adam Gibson
  • Adam Lister
  • Adam Lyon
  • Adrienne Kolb
  • Afroditi Papadopoulou
  • Age Visser
  • Aida El-Khadra
  • Akram Artikov
  • Al Moretti
  • Alan Hahn
  • Alan Schwartz
  • Alan Wehmann
  • Albert Eiffes
  • Albert Stebbins
  • Alberta Lai
  • Alberto Chavarria Rodriguez
  • Alberto Marchionni
  • Alec Hauck
  • Aleena Rafique
  • Alejandro Mercado
  • Aleksandr Romanov
  • Alexander Himmel
  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Alexander Sukhanov
  • Alexander Valishev
  • Alexander Zlobin
  • Alexey Burov
  • Alexey Kochemirovskiy
  • Alexx Perloff
  • Alfredo Aranda
  • Alice Roe
  • Allison Russell
  • Alma Karas
  • Alvin Tollestrup
  • Alyssa R Miller
  • Amy Pavnica
  • Anadi Canepa
  • Anatoly Ronzhin
  • Andre de Gouvea
  • Andre Salles
  • Andrea Bryant
  • Andrea Heeg
  • Andreas Kronfeld
  • Andrei Gaponenko
  • Andres Abreu
  • Andres Felipe Alba Hernandez
  • Andrew Askew
  • Andrew Beretvas
  • Andrew Fiedler
  • Andrew Godshalk
  • Andrew Lankford
  • Andrew Mogan
  • Andrew Olivier
  • Andrew Sonnenschein
  • Andris Skuja
  • Angela Fava
  • ANINDYA CHAKRAVARTY
  • Anna Maria Zanetti
  • Anna Pla-Dalmau
  • Anne Norrick
  • Anne Schukraft
  • Anterpreet Kaur
  • Anthony Lincoln Read
  • Antonella Palmese
  • Antonio Ereditato
  • Anwar Bhatti
  • Aria Soha
  • Aristeidis Tsaris
  • Aron Soha
  • Arthur Kreymer
  • Arturo Fernandez Tellez
  • Arun Saini
  • Arun Tadepalli
  • Ashley Back
  • Avto Kharchilava
  • B. Lee Roberts
  • Bakul Banerjee
  • Barbara Kristen
  • Barbara Kronkow
  • Barbara Oddone
  • Barbara Yaeggy
  • Bassma Bawazeer
  • Ben Freemire
  • Ben Kilminster
  • Ben Messerly
  • Bill Freeman
  • Bing Guo
  • Biswaranjan Behera
  • Bo Jayatilaka
  • Boaz Klima
  • Bob Hirosky
  • Bob OSullivan
  • Bob Tschirhart
  • Bobby Butler
  • Bogdan Dobrescu
  • Brad Cox
  • Bradford Benson
  • Breese Quinn
  • Brendan Casey
  • Brendan Kiburg
  • Brenna Flaugher
  • Brian Rebel
  • Britta McKenna
  • Bruce Brown
  • Bruce Chrisman
  • Bruce Strauss
  • Burt Holzman
  • Byron Roe
  • Camille Ginsburg
  • Cara Brown
  • Carl Albright
  • Carl Lukowski
  • Carlo Ferrari
  • Carlos Andrés Cervantes Vera
  • Carlos Escobar
  • Carlos Lima
  • Carlos Wagner
  • Carmen Rotolo
  • Carrie McGivern
  • Cary Yoshikawa
  • Catherine James
  • Cecilia E. Gerber
  • Chang Kee Jung
  • Charles Ankenbrandt
  • Charles Schmidt
  • Charlie Cooper
  • Chatura Kuruppu
  • Cheng-Yang Tan
  • Cherri Schmidt
  • Chip Stewart
  • Chong Shik Park
  • Chris Polly
  • Chris Quigg
  • Chris Stoughton
  • Christina Mesropian
  • Christine Ader
  • Christopher Hilgenberg
  • Christopher McGrady
  • Christopher Neu
  • Chuan Yin
  • Ciaran Hughes
  • Cindy Joe
  • Colin Fallon
  • Colton Hill
  • Connie Sieh
  • Cory Rude
  • Costas Andreopoulos
  • Craig Hogan
  • Craig McClure
  • Craig Moore
  • Cristiana Principato
  • Cristina Ana Mantilla Suarez
  • Cristinel Gingu
  • Cynthia Albright
  • Daisy Kalra
  • Dan Bauer
  • Dan Green
  • Daniel Ambrose
  • Daniel Baxter
  • Daniel George
  • Daniele Pedrini
  • Daniele Turrioni
  • Daniil Frolov
  • Darien Wood
  • Darren Crawford
  • Dave Putz
  • David Asner
  • David Boehnlein
  • David Caratelli
  • David Christian
  • David Finley
  • David Flay
  • David Harding
  • David Hedin
  • David Hitlin
  • David Hoppert
  • David Johnson
  • David MacFarlane
  • David Martinez Caicedo
  • David Munday
  • David Neuffer
  • David Pellett
  • David Peterson
  • David Schmitz
  • David Sutter
  • David Sweigart
  • David Tarazona
  • Davide Braga
  • Davio Cianci
  • Davit Chokheli
  • Dawn Staszak
  • Dean Hoffer
  • Deborah Harris
  • Deborah Sebastian
  • Dee Hahn
  • Deepak Sathyan
  • DEEPIKA JENA
  • Derek Plant
  • Devdatta Majumder
  • Dheeraj Sharma
  • Diana Patricia Mendez
  • Dick Carrigan
  • Diego Gutierrez Coronel
  • Dipsikha Debnath
  • Dirk Hufnagel
  • Dmitri Denisov
  • Don Athula Wickremasinghe
  • Don Edwards
  • Don Lincoln
  • Don Summers
  • Donald Geesaman
  • Donatella Lucchesi
  • Donatella Torretta
  • Dongwi Handiipondola (Bishoy) Dongwi
  • Donna Hicks
  • Donna Kubik
  • Donna Naples
  • Douglas Glenzinski
  • Douglas Pelletier
  • Douglas Tucker
  • E. Craig Dukes
  • Eckhard Elsen
  • Ed Blucher
  • Ed Kearns
  • Edgar Valencia-Rodriguez
  • Edith Brown
  • Edouard Tsyganov
  • Eileen Berman
  • Elaine McCluskey
  • Elena Gramellini
  • Elisabeth Szegho
  • Elise Aponte
  • Elizabeth Buckley-Geer
  • Elizabeth Gallas
  • Elizabeth Quigg
  • Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy
  • Elliott McCrory
  • Elvin Harms
  • Emily Maher
  • Emily Pahlavan
  • Emrah Tiras
  • Eric Flumerfelt
  • Eric Isaacs
  • Eric James
  • Eric Neilsen
  • Eric Prebys
  • Eric Stern
  • Erica Snider
  • Erik Gottschalk
  • Erik Ramberg
  • Erik Swanson
  • Erika Catano Mur
  • Esra Barlas Yucel
  • Estia Eichten
  • Eugene "JJ" Schmidt
  • Evan Niner
  • Eve Kovacs
  • Evelyn Aponte
  • Fabiola Gianotti
  • Fan Gao
  • Fang Han
  • Farah Fahim
  • Felipe Garcia ken Kamiya
  • Fernanda Psihas
  • Fernandez Tellez Arturo
  • Flavio Cavanna
  • Frank Chlebana
  • Frankie Kelly
  • Fred Bernthal
  • Fred Nobrega
  • Gabriel Perdue
  • Gaston Lyons
  • Gavin Davies
  • Gayatri Mistri
  • George Biallas
  • George Ginther
  • Georgia Karagiorgi
  • Gerald Guglielmo
  • Gerald Jones
  • Gianni Tassotto
  • Giorgio Ambrosio
  • Giorgio Apollinari
  • giorgio bellettini
  • Giovanni Punzi
  • Giulio Stancari
  • Giuseppe Cerati
  • Gleb Lukicov
  • Glenn Fox
  • Gonzalo Díaz Bautista
  • Gordon Koizumi
  • Gray Yarbrough
  • Greg Bock
  • Greg Derylo
  • gregorio bernardi
  • Gregory Penn
  • Gregory Pulliam
  • Gregory Snow
  • Grzegorz Deptuch
  • Guilherme Lima
  • H. Eugene Fisk
  • Hannsjorg Weber
  • Hans Bijnens
  • Hans Jensen
  • Hans Jostlein
  • Hans Kautzky
  • Hans Wenzel
  • Harald Johnstad
  • Harry Cheung
  • Harry Weerts
  • Harvey Newman
  • Hasan Padamsee
  • Hassan Gholibeigian
  • Hector Mendez
  • Hector Perez
  • Heidi Schellman
  • Henry Glass
  • Herbert Greenlee
  • Herman B. White
  • Hillary Smith
  • Holger Meyer
  • Hongyue Duyang
  • Huan Lin
  • Hugh Lippincott
  • Hugh Montgomery
  • Huishun Mao
  • Igor Rakhno
  • Ioanis Kourbanis
  • ION MUNTEANU
  • Irwin Gaines
  • Isabel Guijarro
  • Ivan Lepetic
  • Jacob Spangler
  • James Amundson
  • James Annis
  • James Hylen
  • James MacLachlan
  • James Miller
  • James Patrick
  • James Popp
  • James Proudfoot
  • James Russ
  • James Santucci
  • James Siegrist
  • James Simone
  • James Symons
  • James Yeck
  • Jane Gravelle
  • Jarek Kaspar
  • Jaroslav Zalesak
  • Jason Bono
  • Jason Bono
  • Jason Crnkovic
  • Javier Duarte
  • Jean-François Ostiguy
  • Jeffrey Appel
  • Jeffrey Berryhill
  • Jeffrey Eldred
  • Jen Raaf
  • Jennifer Adelman-McCarthy
  • Jennifer Thomas
  • Jenny Holzbauer
  • Jenny Teng
  • Jeny Teheran
  • Jerry Blazey
  • Jerry Leibfritz
  • Jerzy Nogiec
  • Jesse Batko
  • Jesse Ing.
  • Jesus Orduna
  • Jim Hirschauer
  • Jim Zagel
  • Jimin George
  • Jingyu Zhang
  • Jiyeon Han
  • Joachim Mnich
  • JoAnne Hewett
  • Joe Flores
  • Joel Butler
  • Joel Mousseau
  • John Campbell
  • John Cooper
  • John Hendry
  • John Johnstone
  • John Marraffino
  • John Marriner
  • John Peoples
  • John Tague
  • John Womersley
  • Jolie Macier
  • Jon Bakken
  • Jonathan Bagger
  • Jonathan Lewis
  • Jonathan Miller
  • Jonathan Paley
  • Jonathan Rosner
  • Jorge G. Morfin
  • Jorge Stalin
  • Jose David Mosquera Ojeda
  • Jose Repond
  • Jose Sepulveda
  • Joseph Dey
  • Joseph Gaul
  • Joseph Grange
  • Joseph Lach
  • Joseph Zennamo
  • Joshua Feldman
  • Joy Pomillo
  • Judith Jackson
  • Julie Hogan
  • Julie Whitmore
  • Justin Vasel
  • Jyoti Tripathi
  • Kalin Taskov
  • Kamlesh Suthar
  • Kanika Sachdev
  • kaori maeshima
  • Kappatolia Sherman
  • Karie Badgley
  • Karol Lang
  • Karsten Heeger
  • Katherine Woodruff
  • Kathryn Jepsen
  • Katie Yurkewicz
  • Kavin Ammigan
  • Kazuo Seino
  • Keith Gollwitzer
  • Ken Bloom
  • Ken Herner
  • Kenneth Gray
  • Kenneth Stanfield
  • Kevin Burkett
  • Kevin McFarland
  • Kevin Pitts
  • Khalil Bitar
  • Kiel Howe
  • Kim Mazur
  • Kirk Bays
  • Kiyomi Seiya
  • Konstantin Goulianos
  • Krzysztof Genser
  • Kurt Biery
  • Kurt Riesselmann
  • Lalith Perera
  • Larisa Denisova
  • Larry Nodulman
  • Laszlo Gutay
  • Laura Fields
  • Lauren Biron
  • Lauren Yates
  • Laurie Koblesky
  • Lawrence Jones
  • Leah Hesla
  • Leo Bellantoni
  • Leo Michelotti
  • Leonard Spiegel
  • Leonidas Aliaga Soplin
  • Lia Merminga
  • Liang Li
  • Liang Zhang
  • Libo Jiang
  • Linda Valerio
  • Lionel Prost
  • Lisa Goodenough
  • Lita Scott
  • Liujin Pei
  • Lothar Bauerdick
  • Louis Kuchnir
  • Louise Suter
  • Luciano Elementi
  • Luciano Ristori
  • Lucy Nobrega
  • Luisa Cifarelli
  • Luisella Lari
  • Lynn Garren
  • Mandy Rominsky
  • Manfred Paulini
  • Manolis Kargiantoulakis
  • Manuel Alejandro Ramírez Delgado
  • Manuel Zanabria
  • Maral Alyari
  • Marc Kaducak
  • Marcel Demarteau
  • Marcel Stanitzki
  • Marcela Carena
  • Marcelle Soares-Santos
  • Marcia Teckenbrock
  • Marco Mambelli
  • Marco Roda
  • Marco Verzocchi
  • Marcos Vinicius dos Santos
  • Marek Zielinski
  • Margaret Miller
  • Margaret Votava
  • Margherita Wiersma
  • Marguerite Tonjes
  • Mario Balcazar
  • Mark Lancaster
  • Mark Messier
  • Mark Thomson
  • Marta Cehelsky
  • Martin Sulkanen
  • Mary Anne Cummings
  • Mary Convery
  • Masanori Mishina
  • Masanori Yamauchi
  • Mateus Carneiro
  • Matt Crawford
  • Matt Toups
  • Matthew Judah
  • Matthew Malek
  • Matthew Wiesner
  • Maura Barone
  • Maurice Ball
  • Maury Goodman
  • Maxwell Aronsohn
  • Mayling Wong-Squires
  • Mayly Sanchez
  • Mehreen Sultana
  • Meiqin Xiao
  • Mel Shochet
  • Melissa Ormond
  • Merle Haldeman
  • Mete Yucel
  • Miaoyuan Liu
  • Michael Albrow
  • Michael Crisler
  • Michael Diesburg
  • Michael Geelhoed
  • Michael Kirby
  • Michael Kordosky
  • Michael Lamm
  • Michael Ledford
  • Michael Lindgren
  • Michael Rinaldi
  • Michael Shaevitz
  • Michael Syphers
  • Michael Tartaglia
  • Michael Turner
  • Michael Vincent
  • Michael Witherell
  • Michele Fattoruso
  • Michelle Mesquita de Medeiros
  • Michelle Stancari
  • Midhat Farooq
  • Mike Eads
  • Mike Headley
  • Milorad Popovic
  • Milos Lokajicek
  • Miloslava Baginova
  • Minerba Betancourt
  • Ming Liu
  • Miriam Fitterer
  • Mohamed Hassan
  • Monica Nunes
  • Moyses Kuchnir
  • Nadja Strobbe
  • Nancy McGuire
  • Natalie Roe
  • Neeti Parashar
  • Nelly Stanfield
  • Nhan Tran
  • Nick Gnedin
  • Nicola De Filippis
  • Nigel Lockyer
  • Nigel Smith
  • Nikolai Andreev
  • Nikolai Terentiev
  • Nikolay Kuropatkin
  • Nikos Varelas
  • Nina Tsyganova
  • Niral Patel
  • Nitish Nayak
  • Noah Strand
  • Norbert Holtkamp
  • Norman Gelfand
  • Norman Martinez
  • Nuruzzaman Nuruzzaman
  • Ohkyung Kwon
  • Oleg Samoylov
  • Oliver Gutsche
  • Omar Al Atassi
  • Orgho Neogi
  • Ornella Palamara
  • Oscar Trevizo
  • Owen Marshall
  • Padma Akella
  • Panagiotis Spentzouris
  • Patrice Verdier
  • Patricia McBride
  • Patricia Vahle
  • Patrick Fox
  • Paul Derwent
  • Paul Kearns
  • Paul Mackenzie
  • Paul Mantsch
  • Paul Nienaber
  • Paula Mytych
  • Pavanpoot Pandey
  • Pave Murat
  • Peggy Haldeman
  • Pengfei Ding
  • Pepin Carolan
  • Peter H. Garbincius
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  • Peter Limon
  • Peter Shanahan
  • Peter Wilson
  • Peter Winter
  • Petra Merkel
  • Phil Adamson
  • Phil Schlabach
  • Philip DeMar
  • Philip Martin
  • Phillip Gutierrez
  • Piermaria Oddone
  • Pierre Ramond
  • Pilar Coloma
  • Ping Tan
  • Polina Abratenko
  • Prabhjot Singh
  • Prakash Thapa
  • Prasanth Shyamsundar
  • Pushpalatha Bhat
  • Qizhong Li
  • Rachitha Mendis
  • Raj Gandhi
  • Ralph Pasquinelli
  • Ram Dhuley
  • Randy Thurman-Keup
  • Raul Campos
  • Ray Tomlin
  • Raymond Yarema
  • Reddy Pratap Gandrajula
  • Regina Rameika
  • Rhiannon Jones
  • Richard Gustafson
  • Richard Hill
  • Richard Holmes
  • Richard Kriske
  • richard lander
  • Richard Schmitt
  • Rick Coleman
  • Rijeesh Keloth
  • Ritoban Basu Thakur
  • Rob Ainsworth
  • Rob Fine
  • Rob Kutschke
  • Robert Abrams
  • Robert Bernstein
  • Robert Fraser
  • Robert Goodwin
  • Robert Gorge
  • Robert Group
  • Robert Harris
  • Robert Hatcher
  • Robert Kephart
  • Robert Mau
  • Robert Roser
  • Robert Trendler
  • Robert Webber
  • Robert Zwaska
  • Robin Bjorkquist
  • Robin Erbacher
  • Robyn Madrak
  • Roger Dixon
  • Roger Galindo
  • ROLLAND JOHNSON
  • Roman Pilipenko
  • Rory Fitzpatrick
  • Rosa Foote
  • Rosalind Moore
  • Roshanda Spillers-Nowlin
  • Roy Rubinstein
  • Rozaliya Matveeva
  • Rui An
  • Ruth Van de Water
  • RuthAnn Gregory
  • Ryuji Yamada
  • Sahar Allam
  • Salman Tariq
  • Salvatore Rappoccio
  • Sam Baker
  • Sam Childress
  • Sam Posen
  • Sam Zeller
  • Samantha Kelly
  • Samantha Young
  • Sandra Charles
  • Sara Ng
  • Sarah Lockwitz
  • Sebastian Aderhold
  • Sebastian Szustkowski
  • Seema Sharma
  • Sergey Belomestnykh
  • Seyda Ipek
  • Shailesh Khole
  • Shaokai Yang
  • Sheila Mara Silva do Amaral
  • Shekhar Mishra
  • Shiqi Yu
  • Shivesh Mandalia
  • Sijith Edayath
  • Silvia Zhang
  • Silvia Zorzetti
  • Simona Rolli
  • Simone Marcocci
  • Siva Prasad Kasetti
  • Sonya Vidal
  • Soon Yung Jun
  • sourav dey
  • Sowjanya Gollapinni
  • Spencer Pasero
  • Stacey Vassallo
  • Stanley Pruss
  • Stefan E. Mueller
  • Stefan Gruenendahl
  • Stefan Soldner-Rembold
  • Stefano Lami
  • Stephen Kahn
  • Stephen Kent
  • Stephen Mrenna
  • Stephen Parke
  • Steve Brice
  • Steve Dennis
  • Steve Geer
  • Steve Hahn
  • Steve Krave
  • Steve Nahn
  • Steven Boi
  • Steven Gottlieb
  • Strahinja Lukic
  • Stuart Fuess
  • Stuart Henderson
  • Sudeshna Ganguly
  • Sudhir Malik
  • Sue Hanson - Taylor
  • Suvarna Ramachandran
  • Swapan Chattopadhyay
  • Sydney Jordan
  • Tammy Walton
  • Tanya Levshina
  • Tao Han
  • TAOFANG DAI
  • Ted McClintic
  • Tejas Rane
  • Teppei Katori
  • Teresa Lackey
  • Teri Martin
  • Theo Gordon
  • Theo Koblesky
  • Theodore Lach
  • Thomas Bozonelos
  • Thomas Hamernik
  • Thomas Junk
  • Thomas Kutter
  • Thomas Muller
  • Thomas R. Kobilarcik
  • Thomas Rizzo
  • Thomas Strauss
  • Tim Skirvin
  • Ting Li
  • Tingjun Yang
  • Tom (and Barbara) Ferbel
  • Tom Diehl
  • Tom Nicol
  • Tongguang Cheng
  • Tony Liss
  • Trey Holik
  • Tyler Alion
  • Umeshwar Joshi
  • V. Daniel Elvira
  • Vaia Papadimitriou
  • Valeri Lebedev
  • Valeri Saveliev
  • Valerie Higgins
  • Valery Kapin
  • Valery Stanley
  • Vanessa Peoples
  • Varuna Crishan Meddage
  • Vassili Papavassiliou
  • Venktesh Singh
  • Vic Scarpine
  • Victor Matveev
  • Victor Yarba
  • Vijay Iyer
  • Virgil Barnes
  • Vitaly Pronskikh
  • Vito Lombardo
  • Vivian O'Dell
  • Vladimir Nagaslaev
  • Vladimir Shiltsev
  • Wai-Yee Keung
  • Walter Jaronski
  • Wayne Schmitt
  • Weimin Wu
  • Weiren Chou
  • Wes Gohn
  • Wesley Smart
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  • William Badgett
  • William Bardeen
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  • William F Martin
  • William Higgins
  • William Marsh
  • William Tanenbaum
  • William Wester
  • Wojciech Kulma
  • Wolfgang Lorenzon
  • Wyatt Merritt
  • Xiaoning Wang
  • Xinchou Lou
  • Yagmur Torun
  • Yangling Zhang
  • Yangyang Cheng
  • Yasar Onel
  • Yifan Su
  • Young-Kee Kim
  • Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Yuenian Huang
  • Yun He
  • Yuri Davydov
  • Yuriy Orlov
  • Yuriy Pischalnikov
  • Yury Eidelman
  • Yuyi Guo
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  • Zechariah Gelzer
  • Zelimir Djurcic
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  • Zubao Qian
    • 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
      Festa Italiana Kuhn Barn

      Kuhn Barn

      Fermilab

    • 8:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Anniversary Symposium: Session I Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      Convener: Andreas Kronfeld (Fermilab)
      • 8:30 AM
        Welcome 15m
        Speakers: Eric Isaacs (University of Chicago), Marta Cehelsky (URA), Michael Weis (Department of Energy), Nigel Lockyer (Fermilab)
      • 8:45 AM
        Origins of Fermilab 25m
        Speakers: Adrienne Kolb (Fermilab), Alvin Tollestrup (Fermilab), Giorgio Bellettini (University and INFN, Pisa), John Peoples (Fermilab), Valerie Higgins (Fermilab), Victor Matveev (JINR)
        Slides
      • 9:10 AM
        Fixed Target Experiments 30m
        Speaker: Heidi Schellman (Northwestern University)
        Slides
      • 9:40 AM
        An International Laboratory at the Frontier 40m
        Speakers: Daniela Bortoletto (University of Oxford), Gregorio Bernardi (LPNHE Paris), Marcela Carena (Fermilab), Masanori Yamauchi (KEK), Ronald Shellard (CBPF), Stefan Söldner-Rembold (University of Manchester)
        Slides
    • 10:20 AM 10:45 AM
      Coffee Break 25m Wilson Hall Atrium

      Wilson Hall Atrium

      Fermilab

    • 10:45 AM 12:45 PM
      Anniversary Symposium: Session II Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      Convener: Sergio Bertolucci (CERN)
      • 10:45 AM
        Theoretical Physics at Fermilab 30m
        Speaker: Andre de Gouvea (Northwestern University)
        Slides
      • 11:15 AM
        Superconducting Magnets at Fermilab 30m
        Speaker: Peter Limon (Fermilab, retired)
        Slides
      • 11:45 AM
        Computing Innovations 30m
        Speaker: Oliver Gutsche (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 12:15 PM
        Fermilab Technology and Innovation 30m
        Speakers: Donna Kubik (Fermilab), Farah Fahim (Fermilab), Hugh Montgomery (Jefferson Lab), Marcel Demarteau (Argonne National Laboratory), Norbert Holtkamp (SLAC), Ralph Pasquinelli (Fermilab, retired)
        Slides
    • 12:45 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 15m Wilson Hall Atrium

      Wilson Hall Atrium

      Fermilab

    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Anniversary Symposium: Session III Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      Convener: Patrice Verdier (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 2:00 PM
        Perspective from the Department of Energy Office of Science 20m
        Speaker: Jim Siegrist (DOE)
        Slides
      • 2:20 PM
        Astrophysics 30m
        Speaker: Alex Drlica-Wagner (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 2:50 PM
        Hadron-Collider Physics Panel 40m
        Speakers: Cecilia Gerber (UIC), Darien Wood (Northeastern University), Fabiola Gianotti (CERN), Luciano Ristori (INFN Pisa and Fermilab), Young-Kee Kim (University of Chicago)
        Slides
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Wilson Hall Atrium

      Wilson Hall Atrium

      Fermilab

    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Anniversary Symposium: Session IV Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      Convener: Louise Suter (Fermilab)
      • 4:00 PM
        50 Years of Success for Superconducting RF 20m
        Speaker: Hasan Padamsee (Cornell University)
        Slides
      • 4:20 PM
        Future Muon Experiments 20m
        Speaker: Brendan Kiburg (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 4:40 PM
        Current and Future Neutrino Experiments 40m
        Speaker: Angela Fava (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 5:20 PM
        Keynote 40m
        Speaker: Shirley Jackson (President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
      Reception 2h Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      The symposium and Keynote will be followed by a special reception in the Atrium.


      Registration required (via the main registration form).

    • 9:00 AM 10:50 AM
      Users Meeting: Morning I Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome from UEC 10m
        Speaker: Ed Kearns (Boston University)
        Slides
        UEC Nomination Form
      • 9:10 AM
        R&D at Fermilab 25m
        Speaker: Petra Merkel (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 9:35 AM
        Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 URA Visiting Scholar Program Awardees 1m
        Speaker: Marta Cehelsky (URA)
        Slides
      • 9:36 AM
        URA Thesis Award Ceremony 4m
      • 9:40 AM
        URA Thesis Award Talk - "Neutrino Flux Predictions for the NuMI Beam" 20m
        Speaker: Leonidas Aliaga Soplin (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 10:00 AM
        Minerva 10m
        Speaker: Jiyeon Han (University of Pittsburgh)
        Slides
      • 10:10 AM
        MINOS+ 10m
        Speaker: Adam Aurisano (University of Cincinnati)
        Slides
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee Break 30m
    • 10:50 AM 12:15 PM
      Users Meeting: Morning II Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      • 10:50 AM
        Accelerator 25m
        Speaker: Ioanis Kourbanis (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 11:15 AM
        Mu2e 20m
        Speaker: Daniel Ambrose (University of Minnesota)
        Slides
      • 11:35 AM
        DUNE 20m
        Speaker: Ed Blucher (University of Chicago)
        Slides
      • 11:55 AM
        Dark Matter Experiments 20m
        Speaker: Amy Cottle (Fermilab)
        Slides
    • 12:15 PM 1:15 PM
      Lunch 1h Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

    • 1:15 PM 2:45 PM
      Users Meeting: Afternoon I Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      • 1:15 PM
        g-2 25m
        Speaker: Jason Crnkovic (BNL)
        Slides
      • 1:40 PM
        Directors Panel 40m
        Speakers: Karen Kosky (Argonne National Laboratory), Laura Fields (Fermilab), Mayly Sanchez (Iowa State University), Sandra Charles (Fermilab), Prof. Sowjanya Gollapinni (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Tim Meyer (Fermilab)
      • 2:20 PM
        URA Tollestrup Award Ceremony 5m
        Speakers: Alvin Tollestrup (Fermilab), Marta Cehelsky (URA)
      • 2:25 PM
        URA Tollestrup Award Talk: Boosting Hidden Light New Physics at the LHC and Beyond 20m
        Speaker: Tran V Nhan (Fermilab)
        Slides
    • 2:45 PM 3:15 PM
      Coffee 30m Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

    • 3:15 PM 6:00 PM
      Users Meeting: Afternoon II Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      • 3:15 PM
        SBN Program 25m
        Speaker: Anne Schukraft (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 3:40 PM
        Theory - Lattice QCD at Fermilab 25m
        Speaker: Ruth Van de Water (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 4:05 PM
        DES 20m
        Speaker: Chihway Chang (UChicago (KICP))
        Slides
      • 4:25 PM
        NOvA 25m
        Speaker: Kanika Sachdev (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 4:50 PM
        CMB and Southpole Telescope 20m
        Speaker: Alexandra Rahlin (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 5:10 PM
        CMS 30m
        Speaker: Salvatore Rappoccio (University of Buffalo)
        Slides
      • 5:40 PM
        Computing at Fermilab 20m
        Speaker: James Amundson (Fermilab)
        Slides
    • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
      Young Scientist Poster Session Ramsey Auditorium

      Ramsey Auditorium

      Fermilab

      • 6:00 PM
        Calibrating Inner-Shell Electron Recoils in a Xenon Time Projection Chamber 2h
        In the field of dark matter direct detection, the biggest challenge remains building detectors that sufficiently understand and control their radioactive backgrounds in order to distinguish individual dark matter interactions. Experiments rely on calibrations to understand each detector’s response to predicted backgrounds. Certain backgrounds, such as neutrino-electron scatters, cannot be directly calibrated, and so beta- or gamma-decay sources are often used as a proxy. This research postulates that such a treatment is ignoring important second-order effects that distinguish between the standard calibration schemes and simulated background. We have constructed a xenon time projection chamber, a leading technology of the field, to compare a standard tritium beta-decay calibration against Xe-127 electron-captures that simulate neutrino scatters on inner-shell electrons in xenon.
        Speaker: Daniel Baxter (Northwestern University)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Current status of ANNIE and outlook for the second phase of the experiment 2h
        The primary physics goal of the Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) is to use gadolinium-doped water to measure the neutron yield from neutrino-nucleus interactions. ANNIE's studies of neutron yield will lead to reduced systematic uncertainties in oscillation searches and cross-section studies. They will also improve the power of background rejection techniques that use neutron tagging, whether from a capture on gadolinium as in ANNIE, or a capture on hydrogen as planned for the Hyper Kamiokande detector. Detection of supernova neutrinos and nucleon decay searches, an important test of the predictions of Grand Unification Theories, are examples of where one can reject dominant backgrounds using neutron tagging. The ANNIE detector consists of an interaction volume of around 30 tons of pure water, loaded with gadolinium, sitting on the Booster Neutrino Beam at Fermilab. Surrounding the interaction volume, photodetectors will collect Cherenkov light from the primary particles produced in neutrino interactions and the 8 MeV photons from neutron captures. A crucial part of the detector design is that, in addition to photomultiplier tubes, we will house the first live test of prototype Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors, whose picosecond timing resolution will enhance our ability to reconstruct the interaction vertex. We will present an overview of the first phase, which was devoted to the characterisation of backgrounds, and plans for the second phase, where we expect physics data next year.
        Speaker: Ashley Back (Iowa State University)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Direct production of top squark pairs in all-hadronic channel 2h
        We present the results of a search for direct and gluino-mediated production of supersymmetric scalar top-quark pairs in the all-hadronic final state using top tagging. The measurement is based on a 13 TeV proton-proton sample collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 fb-1. The results of the search are interpreted in several Simplified Models (SMS).
        Speaker: Andrés Abreu (University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Electron attenuation measurement using cosmic ray muons in MicroBooNE 2h
        MicroBooNE experiment in Fermilab uses the liquid-argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) technology to study neutrino interactions in argon. A fundamental requirement for LArTPCs is to achieve and maintain a low level of electronegative contaminants in the liquid to minimize the capture of drifting ionization electrons. The attenuation time for the drifting electrons should be long compared to the maximum drift time, so that the signals from tracks that generate electrons with long drift paths can be detected efficiently. Our measurement of electron attenuation in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using cosmic-ray muons yields a minimum electron 1/e lifetime of 18 ms under typical operating conditions, long compared to the maximum drift time of 2.3 ms.
        Speaker: Varuna Crishan Meddage (KSU)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Electron neutrino quasi elastic scattering in Minerva 2h
        Direct information about electron neutrino initiated quasielastic scattering will be an important input to ongoing and future long-baseline electron neutrino appearance measurements. Minerva has performed measurements of this process using the sub-dominant electron neutrino 1.8% fractional beam component using its LE NuMI beam exposure (3.5E20 P.O.T). Constraints on rates and Q^2 dependence relative to muon neutrino initiated quasielastic scattering in NuMI LE beam mode will be presented. Minerva has recently completed 12E20 P.O.T of data taking in ME Numi beam. Expected improvements in the ME beam exposure analysis which is now underway will also be presented.
        Speaker: Jiyeon Han (Pittsburgh University)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Flavor asymmetry in the Nucleon Sea 2h
        SeaQuest E906 is an experiment aimed at studying the anti-quark distributions in the nucleon and nuclei. The experiment uses a 120 GeV proton beam extracted from the Main Injector at Fermilab to collide with various targets of hydrogen, deuterium, carbon, iron and tungsten to study a variety of physics topics. It takes advantage of the Drell-Yan process to probe the nucleon sea structure. In the Drell-Yan process, a quark from one hadron annihilates with an anti-quark from another hadron, producing a virtual photon which eventually decays into a dilepton pair. The SeaQuest forward spectrometer is optimized for detecting such di-muons. Comparison of Drell-Yan cross-section ratios of liquid hydrogen and deuterium allows SeaQuest to probe the $\overline{d}(x)/\overline{u}(x)$ ratio up to a region of ~0.45 in Bjorken-x, a region which hasn't been explored yet. Preliminary analysis of FY 2015 data sets will be presented in the poster.
        Speaker: Arun Tadepalli (Rutgers University)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        GENIE global fits of neutrino scattering data 2h
        GENIE is the main physics generator used in DUNE. As a world leading neutrino event generator, the collaboration is in the process of optimizing the prediction for neutrino interactions in the GeV energy region which has been shown to be difficult to understand, especially in heavy nuclei. To solve this issue, the GENIE collaboration has developed its own system to perform global fits of neutrino (and anti-neutrino) scattering data. The fitting framework is very generic and can accommodate any combination of observables and datasets, while properly handling possible correlations. The machinery is based on the Professor software suite which is actively used for general purpose MC tuning at the LHC. The fitting system also benefits from new models and comprehensive configurations recently implemented into GENIE. We have developed new comprehensive global models based on empirical and theory-driven configurations, and we may now estimate cross section and FSI parameters for each of them. The outcome of this effort will be several new GENIE tunes that will also include data-driven constraints on systematic parameters. Neutrino interaction uncertainties will be one of the dominant systematics for DUNE and this work aims to improve the understanding on one of the major ingredients for the CP violation search at DUNE.
        Speaker: Rhiannon Jones (University of Liverpool)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        IceCube DOM beamtest at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility (FTBF) 2h
        The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic-kilometer particle detector located at the South Pole. It consists of 5160 digital optical modules (DOMs) embedded in the ice, each containing a 10-inch photomultiplier tube (PMT). The infrastructure at the FTBF gives us a precise knowledge of the particles which are contained in the beamline. Using this knowledge, we plan to make precise measurements of the DOM response in water at the secondary beamline, known as MTest, at the 1-32 GeV configuration, meaning that the beamline contains mainly pions and muons. Such direct photon measurements from particles can be used for particle identification (PID) and will be most applicable in the PINGU detector which is the proposed lower energy upgrade in the next generation of IceCube experiments. Current efforts are focused on gathering and doing checks on equipment such as the DAQ at the FTBF.
        Speaker: Shivesh Mandalia (Queen Mary University of London)
      • 6:00 PM
        Investigation of neutron-induced background in HPGe detectors – first phase 2h
        Background induced by neutrons is a poorly understood background component for all low-level systems. In shielded laboratories, neutrons can still be produced by interactions of cosmic rays (hadronic cascades, negative muon capture) and by natural radioactivity, via spontaneous fission or (α, n) reactions. Predicting all background components correctly is crucial for designing efficient shielding and applying appropriate eventrejection strategies. The interactions of fast neutrons in a coaxial p-type high-purity germanium detector (HPGe) have been studied experimentally and by the detector simulation tool GEANT4. Neutrons and gamma-rays emitted from a 241Am-Be source with an activity 370 MBq were used for a detailed investigation of their interactions in a coaxial p-type HPGe. In HPGe detector, the main energy deposition mechanisms of neutrons with energies between 0.5 and 10 MeV, are elastic and inelastic scattering. Elastic and inelastic scattering of neutrons for HPGe energy thresholds below about 50 keV give the largest contribution to the interaction probability, and may be an important effect to take into account in future gamma-ray spectrometers based on gamma-ray tracking. (Ljungvall and Nyberg, 2005) The experimental setup consisted of a 241Am-Be source encapsulated in a case of stainless steel and in an aluminium shell placed coaxially 161.2 mm above a 50% coaxial p-type HPGe detector in a low-level shield. Two circular iron absorbers were placed above the detector to absorb the abundant gamma rays of 241Am and so reduce the dead time and a plastic beaker was used to keep the distance of the source to the detector. The experimental results were compared with GEANT4 simulations of the neutron and gamma-ray interactions with the detector and shielding. Precise geometry of the setup was coded including individual material impurities. Detailed analysis of both, experimental and simulated spectra was carried out. Elastic and inelastic scattering of fast neutrons were observed, as well as their capture. Ge peaks at energies 68.6 keV, 564.0 keV, 597.0 keV, 688.1 keV, 836.1 keV, 1039.6 keV and 1215.7 keV have typical triangular shape, which is due to the inelastic scattering of fast neutrons on Ge. A Peak at the energy of 68.8 keV corresponds to the reaction 73Ge(n, n'gamma)73Ge*, peaks at energies 564.0 keV and 597.0 keV to the reaction 76Ge(n, n'gamma)76Ge*, peaks at energies 688.1 keV and 836.1 keV to the reaction 72Ge(n, n'gamma)72Ge*, and the peak at the energy of 1215.7 keV to the reaction 70Ge(n, n'gamma)70Ge*. The results of this work have shown that the GEANT4 simulation tool and the neutron cross section data implemented into GEANT4 are suitable for neutron simulations and give good results at least up to neutron energy 11 MeV, which is the maximum energy of neutrons from 241Am-Be source. Concluding, GEANT4 was validated for further studies by comparing experimental results with simulations. Ljungvall, J., Nyberg, J., 2005. Nucl. Instr. Meth. in Phys. Res. A 546, 553–573
        Speaker: Miloslava Baginova (CERN)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Longitudinal electron diffusion measurement at MicroBooNE‬ 2h
        MicroBooNE is a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) which has been running in the Booster Neutrino Beam since October 2015. As one of the first large scale LArTPCs, one of the primary goals of MicroBooNE is to understand the performance of the LArTPC technology towards the development of future detectors such as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). In particular, understanding the diffusion of ionization electrons as they traverse the detector is important in order to help determine the spatial and timing resolution of both MicroBooNE and upcoming LArTPC experiments. This poster will outline the Monte Carlo based studies aimed at extracting a longitudinal diffusion measurement in MicroBooNE.
        Speaker: Adam Lister (Lancaster University)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasi-Elastic-Like Scattering on MINERvA at Eν∼6 GeV 2h
        The MINERvA Experiment (Main Injector Experiment v-A interaction) is a highly segmented detector of neutrinos, able to record events with high precision using the NuMI Beam (Neutrino Main Injector) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In this poster, we present the development in the measurement of the charged current quasi-elastic-like interaction on polystyrene scintillator (CH) in the MINERvA detector at neutrino energies around 6 GeV. The analysis presented here uses the muon kinematics to reconstruct the event and has potential to reduce cross section systematics for oscillation experiments as well as shed a light into different nuclear models. The recent changes in the beamline provide this analysis with substantial statistics opening, opening a range of possible studies.
        Speaker: Mateus Carneiro (CBPF)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Moving Physics Forward -- CMS Pixel Detector Upgrade for HL-HLC 2h
        To meet the experimental challenges and reach the physics potential of the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), the CMS experiment will be replacing its current pixel detector with new technology and designs. The upgrade plan includes extending the inner pixel detector in the forward region from the current coverage of |\eta|<2.4 to 4, and adopting small-pitch pixel sensors and next-generation electronic read-out. This presentation reviews the objective and status of the pixel detector upgrade, including mechanical and electronic designs, silicon sensor developments, and performance estimation and design optimization through simulation. Finally, potential physics benefits from the pixel detector upgrade are discussed.
        Speaker: Yangyang Cheng (Cornell University)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Neutrino trident production at the MINERvA experiment 2h
        Our aim is to study the so called neutrino trident production in the context of the MINERvA experiment. This process has a small cross section, in comparison to neutrino-nucleus charged current inclusive interaction. It experimentally appears as a pair of oppositely charged leptons. More specifically, for MINERvA, we will use as a signature the presence of dimuons in the final state. We have implemented a detailed simulation of neutrino trident production in the neutrino Monte Carlo generator GENIE. Additionally, we have performed a careful study of the background processes for dimuon interactions. These include quasielastic charged current charm production, as well as exclusive charged current single-pion production. In the latter, we test the ability of the MINERvA detector in the pion reconstruction, the pion may be misreconstructed as an antimuon. Finally, we analyze the capacity of disentangling trident events from its backgrounds and explore the posibility to scale this study, keeping the same experimental characteristics as MINERvA. In fact it would be also useful for future planned neutrino experiments.
        Speaker: Jose Becerra (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Prospects of Light Sterile Neutrino Oscillation and CP Violation Searches at the Fermilab Short Baseline Neutrino Facility 2h
        The Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program at Fermilab will be uniquely poised to probe for the existence of 3 active plus N sterile (3+N) neutrino oscillation models. In this poster, we present the results of a complete sensitivity analysis of the 3+N parameter space for 3+1, 3+2 and 3+3 models with a focus on the globally allowed regions of parameter space by other short baseline experiments. In the case of 3+2 and 3+3 models, CP-violating phases appear in the oscillation probability terms, leading to observable differences in appearance probabilities between neutrinos and antineutrinos. We explore SBN’s sensitivity to those phases in the currently planned neutrino beam running and find that if an additional antineutrino exposure is considered, for maximal values of the 3+2 CP-violating phases, SBN could be the first experiment to directly observe hints of CP violation associated with an extended lepton sector.
        Speaker: Davio Cianci (Columbia University)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Results from the Liquid Argon In A Testbeam (LArIAT) experiment 2h
        The Liquid Argon In A Testbeam (LArIAT) is a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) positioned in the Fermilab charged particle beamline whose primary purpose is to study the response of LArTPC’s to charged particle interactions in energy ranges relevant for planned neutrino experiments. Paritcles in the tertiary beam line are identified using a set of dedicated beamline detectors including Wire Chambers, Time of Flight counters, Cherenkov counters, and a muon range stack. Here we present an updated calibration of the negative pion-Argon interaction data utilizing the two years of running data and work on the inclusive positive pion inclusive cross-section analysis.
        Speaker: Gregory Pulliam (Syracuse University)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Space-charge Simulation of Integrable Rapid Cycling Synchrotron 2h
        Integrable optics is an innovation in particle accelerator design that enables strong nonlinear focusing without generating parametric resonances. We consider an integrable Rapid-Cycling Synchrotron (iRCS) design for a hypothetical replacement of the Fermilab Booster. We show this iRCS is compatible with other modern features of RCS design, including long dispersion-free drifts, six-fold periodicity, acceleration without transition crossing, and chromaticity with harmonically canceling sextupoles. We use Synergia to perform high-intensity space-charge simulations of this highly nonlinear lattice and demonstrate beam stability with large betatron tune spreads. Experimental tests of the efficacy of integrable optics in controlling high-intensity beams will take place over the next several years at the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) and the University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER).
        Speaker: Jeffrey Eldred (Indiana University)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Sterile neutrino search through Neutral Current Disappearance in NOvA experiment 2h
        Contradictory evidence has been presented on the issue of neutrino mixing between the three known active neutrinos and a light sterile neutrino. The excess in observed events seen by LSND and MiniBooNE experiments can be interpreted as sterile neutrinos with mass at 1 eV level. While these results are tantalizing, they are not conclusive as they are in tension with null results from other short-baseline experiments, and with disappearance searches in long-baseline and atmospheric experiments. Resolving the issue of the existence of light sterile neutrinos has profound implications for both particle physics and cosmology. The NOvA (NuMI Off-Axis νe Appearance) experiment may help to clarify the situation by searching for disappearance of active neutrinos from the NuMI (Neutrinos from the Main Injector) beam over a baseline of 810 km, assuming the missed neutrinos are oscillated to undetectable sterile flavor. In our poster, we will describe the methodology of NOvA to look for the sterile neutrinos, making use of the disappearance of neutral current (NC) neutrino events in the NOvA Far Detector. Specifically we will detail how we reject cosmogenic events in the FD which is a large potential background that can mimic our signal.
        Speakers: SIJITH EDAYATH (Cochin University of Science and Technology), Shaokai Yang (university of Cincinnati)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        SuperCDMS SNOLAB 2h
        SuperCDMS SNOLAB will be a second generation experiment aimed at directly detecting low-mass (≤10 GeV/c2) dark matter. By measuring ionization and phonon signals using a combination of cryogenic detectors of two types (HV and iZIP) and two target materials (germanium and silicon) we maximize the low-mass reach. The science reach of the detectors show an improvement of 2-3 orders of magnitude beyond current results from SuperCDMS Soudan in cross section, and an order of magnitude in mass, due to improved detector design and a cleaner experimental site. This poster will discuss the projected sensitivity and current status of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB which is expected to start operation in 2020.
        Speaker: Vijay Iyer (National Institute of Science Education and Research)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Systematics Studies for MicroBooNE’s Deep-Learning-Based Low-Energy Excess Analysis 2h
        Convolutional neural nets (CNNs) are increasingly being used for data analysis tasks in high energy physics. A common strategy for using CNNs relies on training the networks on simulated data and then applying them to real data from the detector. Consequently, any analysis using CNNs must quantify systematic uncertainties due to discrepancies between the simulations and detector data. In this poster, I will discuss our work in addressing these issues in the context of applying CNNs to data from MicroBooNE's liquid argon time projection chamber for a low-energy excess analysis. I will present the methods we are investigating to quantify systematic uncertainties, by using independent data samples.
        Speaker: Lauren Yates (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Tackling the Neutrino Oscillation Problem 2h
        In Neutrino Physics we are particularly interested in Neutrino Oscillations. Since the discovery of the oscillations, what we have been trying to do is to make high precision measurements of quantities that interest us. In order to do that, we have to compare our data to the number of events that we expect. But the number of events that we expect is a theoretical prediction that depends on the nuclear model that we are using in each case. This is the reason why I would like to suggest possible ways of tackling the Neutrino Oscillation Problem by constructing observables that are model independent.
        Speaker: Afroditi Papadopoulou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        The Physics Program of NOvA 2h
        Alexander Radovic (William & Mary) and Gavin Davies (Indiana University)
        Speakers: Alexander Radovic (College of William and Mary), Gavin Davies (Indiana University)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Three-Flavor Oscillations in NOvA 2h
        Erika Cantano-Mur (Iowa State) and Kirk Bays (CalTech)
        Speakers: Erika Catano Mur (Iowa State University), Kirk Bays (Caltech)
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Usage of Commercial Ultrasound ADCs for the Digitization of Silicon Photomultiplier Signals for the SBND Experiment 2h
        Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) have become popular devices for detecting light created in scintillators, due to their low cost and scalability. Inexpensive electronics for the digitization of SiPM signals currently lacks due to significant thermal noise inherent to the SiPMs. This poster presents a proposed readout configuration of the Short Baseline Near Detector (SBND) light bars based on commercial ultrasound analogue to digital converters (ADCs). We have tested these ADCs using a front end board designed for the Mu2e experiment, and have found them to be sufficient for distinguishing single PE signals for a variety of SiPM configurations.
        Speaker: Joel Mousseau (University of Michigan)
        Poster
      • 6:00 PM
        Using Multiple Coulomb Scattering to Measure Muon Momentum in the MicroBooNE Experiment 2h
        MicroBooNE is a Fermilab-based experiment that uses a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) to investigate the excess of low energy events observed by MiniBooNE, study neutrino-argon cross-sections, and perform R&D for future LArTPC devices. Multiple Coulomb scattering has been shown to be a promising means of determining muon momentum in a LArTPC, and allows MicroBooNE to study higher energy, often uncontained, events from both the Booster and NuMI neutrino beams. The accuracy of momentum determination from multiple Coulomb scattering is within 5-10% for contained muons for both simulation and data, and under 15% for simulated exiting muons. This technique may also offer an applicable means for track direction determination, particle identification, and constraining beam K+ production. I will discuss the status and performance of using the multiple Coulomb scattering technique on both simulation and data in MicroBooNE.
        Speaker: Polina Abratenko (University of Michigan)
        Poster