18-19 June 2018
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
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Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter and Astrophysics
Argon is a very useful element for modern scientific endeavors, but its naturally occurring isotopes make it too 'noisy' for low-energy applications like Darkside-50's Dark Matter search. The struggle to produce argon that is free of radioactive isotopes has a decade of rich history, and much of efforts took place at the Proton Assembly Building (PAB) at Fermilab. This talk will address the physic ... More
Presented by Mr. Gary FORSTER on 18 Jun 2018 at 6:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
Fourier Transform Spectrometers (FTSs) have been widely used in many fields for characterizing the power spectrum of radiation. In this talk we present development of an FTS operating between 50 GHz and 330 GHz. Our FTS design features a small size of 15"x10"x3" and weighs only 13 lbs. The hardware, operating software, and analysis software for the FTS have been standardized to make the production ... More
Presented by Mr. Zhaodi PAN on 19 Jun 2018 at 3:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: SBN & DUNE
The hypothesis is of the existence of a fourth neutrino state comes from some experimental anomalies that cannot be explained with the present three lightest neutrinos. This demand the existence of sterile neutrinos. The sterile neutrino appears in many extensions of Standard Model, in the 3 + 1 model that considers three active neutrinos and one sterile state and also in Large Extra Dimensions ... More
Presented by Gabriela VITTI STENICO on 19 Jun 2018 at 11:30 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Cross Section Neutrino Program
The Accelerator Neutrino Nucleus Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) has recently completed its first phase of data taking. The main physics goals of ANNIE, to be completed in the upcoming Phase II, are a measurement of the neutron abundance from neutrino-nucleus interactions, and a charged-current inclusive cross-section measurement on Oxygen. To achieve these goals the collaboration will use Ga ... More
Presented by Mr. Marcus O'FLAHERTY on 18 Jun 2018 at 11:40 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
When fitting to data with low stats and near physical boundaries, extra measures need to be taken to ensure proper statistical coverage. The method NOvA uses is called the Feldman-Cousins procedure, which entails fitting thousands of independent pseudoexperiments to generate acceptance intervals that are then used to correct our fits. The scale required by the Feldman Cousins procedure makes it ex ... More
Presented by Derek DOYLE on 19 Jun 2018 at 5:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter and Astrophysics
Large scale astronomical surveys are going wider and deeper than ever before. However, astronomers, cosmologists and theorists continue to face the perennial issue that their data sets are often incomplete in magnitude space and must be carefully treated in order to avoid Malmquist bias, especially in the field of supernova cosmology. Historically, cosmological parameter inference in supernova co ... More
Presented by Dr. Marisa MARCH on 18 Jun 2018 at 5:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Muon Physics
Mu2e (muon-to-electron-conversion), an Intensity Frontier experiment at Fermilab set to begin data taking in 2022, will search for flavor violation in charged leptons with a muon decaying to only an electron without any neutrinos. Protons will be accelerated by the 8GeV proton beam before reaching Mu2e’s production target. From there, pions enter an S-shaped Transport Solenoid and travel throug ... More
Presented by Emma CASTIGLIA on 19 Jun 2018 at 9:45 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Short Baseline Neutrino Program
MicroBooNE is an 85-ton single-phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) and the first of a trio of LArTPCs in the Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program which will search for a light sterile neutrino and measure neutrino-argon interaction cross sections. Located in the Booster neutrino beam at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MicroBooNE has been taking neutrino data since October 2 ... More
Presented by Brian KIRBY on 18 Jun 2018 at 9:30 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter and Astrophysics
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a five year (with half-year extension approved) ground-based optical and near-infrared survey covering ~5,000 square degrees (~12%) of the sky. The DES international collaboration is comprised of several hundred members working toward understanding dark energy and cosmic acceleration. In this talk, I will begin with an overview of several DES working groups and brie ... More
Presented by Megan SPLETTSTOESSER on 18 Jun 2018 at 4:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: SBN & DUNE
The DUNE Science Collaboration is currently made up of over 1500 collaborators from 175 institutions (60% non-US) in 31 countries (35% of developing countries) plus CERN. The aim of this research program is to discover some of the greatest mysteries of the universe; origin of matter, unification of forces, black holes formation, among others. This project has a cooperative structure of consorti ... More
Presented by Laura GOMEZ BERMEO on 19 Jun 2018 at 12:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter and Astrophysics
DarkSide-50 is the current phase of the DarkSide direct dark matter search program, operating underground at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. The detector is a dual-phase argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC), designed for direct detection of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, and housed within a veto system of liquid scintillator and water Cherenkov detectors. We will highlight ... More
Presented by Alissa MONTE on 18 Jun 2018 at 5:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Muon Physics
Mu2e will search for the neutrinoless conversion of a muon to an electron in the presence of a nucleus, µ+N(A,Z) -> e+N(A,Z), more commonly known as charged lepton flavor violation (CLFV). A decay of this sort is extremely suppressed in the Standard Model, on the order 10^{-54}. A process of this kind may never be observed in a lab so detecting it would be an unambiguous evidence of new physics. ... More
Presented by Kate CIAMPA on 19 Jun 2018 at 9:30 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Short Baseline Neutrino Program
MicroBooNE is a short baseline neutrino oscillation experiment based at Fermilab that uses Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology primarily to investigate the excess of low energy events observed by MiniBooNE study neutrino-argon cross-sections, and perform LArTPC R&D for future experiments, such as DUNE. Multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) is the only way to determine the momentum ... More
Presented by Polina ABRATENKO on 18 Jun 2018 at 9:45 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: SBN & DUNE
We study the capabilities of the short baseline neutrino program at Fermilab to probe the unitarity of the lepton mixing matrix. We find the sensitivity to be slightly better than the current one. Motivated by the future DUNE experiment, we have also analyzed the potential of an extra liquid Argon near detector in the LBNF beamline. Adding such a near detector to the DUNE setup will substantially ... More
Presented by Mr. Pedro Simoni PASQUINI on 19 Jun 2018 at 11:15 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Muon Physics
The Mu2e experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will study charged lepton flavor violation (CLFV) through the measurement of the ratio of the rate of neutrinoless, coherent conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus to the rate of muon capture on the nucleus. The goal of the experiment is to achieve a single event sensitivity of 2.8×〖10〗^(-17), leading to an upp ... More
Presented by Avery ARCHER on 19 Jun 2018 at 9:15 AM
Session: FSPA Report
Presented by Xuan CHEN on 18 Jun 2018 at 2:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
Measurements in particle physics often rely on measuring the light produced in particle interactions with detector materials. Highly sensitive and fast detectors are frequently required. This is frequently accomplished with the use of Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs), a type of avalanche photodiode operated in Geiger-mode (GAPD) with high detection efficiency and single photon resolution capabili ... More
Presented by Grace CUMMINGS on 19 Jun 2018 at 3:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
The LHC is the worlds highest energy proton-proton collider with a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The world's largest machine is currently running at twice its designed luminosity and represents forefront of the energy frontier. The CMS detector is a multipurpose detector that features a 4 Tesla magnet and over a 100 million active channels taking data every 25 ns. It, along with its sister expe ... More
Presented by Dr. Douglas BERRY on 18 Jun 2018 at 2:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
The LArIAT (Liquid Argon In A Test Beam) experiment at Fermilab's Test Beam Facility exposes a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) to a charged particle test beam in order to calibrate and characterize LArTPCs response. This is a perfect environment in that particle species and momentum can be preselected while event reconstruction tools, particle identification algorithms, and new detec ... More
Presented by Hunter SULLIVAN on 19 Jun 2018 at 2:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
This talk discusses an updated analysis of neutrino data from the NOvA experiment to search for sterile neutrino oscillations. NOvA consists of two functionally identical liquid scintillator detectors in Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beam: a 300 ton near detector at a 1km baseline, and a 14,000 ton far detector 810km away in Ash River, MN, 14.6 mrad off the beam's central axis. Sterile neutrino oscilla ... More
Presented by Dr. Jeremy HEWES, Michael WALLBANK on 19 Jun 2018 at 5:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, an important R&D step towards a future muon collider or neutrino factory has studied ionization cooling of muons. Several million individual muon tracks have been recorded passing through a series of focusing magnets and a liquid hydrogen or lithium hydride absorber in a variety of magnetic configurations. Identificat ... More
Presented by Tanaz Angelina MOHAYAI on 19 Jun 2018 at 2:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Cross Section Neutrino Program
Based in the NuMI beam line at Fermi National Laboratory, the on-axis MINERvA experiment is aimed at precision measurements of neutrino interactions in nuclei for energies up to 50 GeV. The experiment provides measurements of neutrino and antineutrino cross sections off of nuclear targets which are important for both neutrino oscillation experiments and probing of the nuclear medium. The most rece ... More
Presented by Dr. Deepika JENA on 18 Jun 2018 at 10:55 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
The Data Quality Monitoring (DQM) of CMS is a key asset to deliver high-quality data for physics analysis and it is used both in the online and offline environment. The current paradigm of the quality assessment is labor intensive and it is based on the scrutiny of a large number of histograms by detector experts comparing them with a reference. This project aims at applying recent progress in Mac ... More
Presented by Mr. Guillermo FIDALGO on 18 Jun 2018 at 3:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Muon Physics
The muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab (E989) aims to measure the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon $a_\mathrm{\mu}$ to a precision of 140 parts per billion (ppb). This new measurement will shed light on the 3.5 sigma deviation between Standard Model calculations and the previous measurement (E821) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and will test Standard Model extensions. The muon g-2 experiment ... More
Presented by Rachel OSOFSKY on 19 Jun 2018 at 10:15 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Short Baseline Neutrino Program
Located at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MicroBooNE is the largest currently operating liquid argon neutrino detector in the world, making it an excellent source of valuable physics discoveries and R&D advancements for future liquid argon experiments. While MicroBooNE's flagship physics goal is investigating the low-energy short-baseline neutrino appearance anomaly seen in MiniBooNE a ... More
Presented by Colton HILL on 18 Jun 2018 at 9:15 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment which uses the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. Our detectors are functionally-similar liquid scintillator calorimeters, situated 810km apart and 14 mrad off-axis with respect to the the NuMI beam. NOvA's primarily physics goal is a measurement of electron neutrino appearance and muon neutrino disappearance from a muon neutrino beam to constra ... More
Presented by Justin VASEL on 19 Jun 2018 at 4:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
An overview of the recent results from the NOvA muon neutrino disappearance analysis is presented. NOvA is an accelerator based neutrino experiment designed to study the electron neutrino appearance in the muon neutrino beam as it travels from the Near Detector facility at Fermilab to the Far Detector in the Northern Minnesota. The NOvA muon neutrino disappearance group has recently introduced new ... More
Presented by Dmitrii TORBUNOV on 19 Jun 2018 at 4:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
The NOvA experiment has made measurements of the disappearance of $\nu_\mu$ and the appearance of $\nu_e$ in the NuMI beam at Fermilab. Key to these measurements is the identification of the neutrino flavor and measurement of the neutrino energy, for which NOvA has implemented deep learning algorithms utilizing tools from the field of computer vision. These algorithms, first applied to NOvA's 2016 ... More
Presented by Micah GROH on 19 Jun 2018 at 4:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
The primary goal of the NOvA experiment is to perform sensitive searches for standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations. The experiment is designed to measure electron-neutrino appearance at the Far Detector using the Near Detector to control systematic uncertainties; however, the Near Detector is well suited for searching for possible anomalous short-baseline oscillations. The LSND and MiniBooNE ... More
Presented by Mr. Rijeesh KELOTH on 19 Jun 2018 at 5:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Long Baseline Neutrino Program
NOvA (the NuMI Off-Axis $\nu_e$ Appearance Experiment) utilizes a near detector at Fermilab and a far detector 810km away in Ash River, MN, to study the properties of neutrinos. Using a beam originating at Fermilab, NOvA studies neutrino oscillation via the disappearance of $\nu_\mu$, $\bar{\nu}_\mu$ in the beam and the corresponding appearance of $\nu_e$, $\bar{\nu}_e$. Prior results from NOvA ha ... More
Presented by Mr. Bruce HOWARD on 19 Jun 2018 at 5:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
PROSPECT is a short-baseline reactor-based antineutrino experiment designed to precisely measure the $^{235}$U antineutrino spectrum and search for oscillations due to the existence of an eV$^2$-scale sterile neutrino. Deployed at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in early 2018, the optically segmented 4-ton $^{6}$Li-loaded liquid scintillator anti-neutri ... More
Presented by Xiaobin LU on 19 Jun 2018 at 2:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
The efficient identification of jets from bottom quarks (b-jets) is one of the most important techniques for many physics analyses at the Large Hadron Collider, including studies of the Higgs boson, the top quark, and searches beyond the Standard Model. The performance is characterized by b-tagging efficiency (probability to identify a b-jet as such) and the mistag rate (probability to mistakenly ... More
Presented by Mr. Wasikul ISLAM on 18 Jun 2018 at 3:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Cross Section Neutrino Program
Minerva is a precision cross section experiment for neutrino scattering processes on various nuclei. Charged-Current Quasi-Elastic (CCQE) cross sections are relevant for neutrino oscillation experiments such as T2K, NOvA and DUNE. This talk describes how MINERvA's nuclear targets are used to measure the scaling in CCQE-like event rates as function of target nucleus. CCQE-like is defined as event ... More
Presented by Jeffrey KLEYKAMP on 18 Jun 2018 at 11:25 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Cross Section Neutrino Program
Neutrinos, the quarry of the MINERvA experiment, are subtle and difficult to capture. Accelerator base oscillation experiments look for electron neutrino appearance, where a neutrino is observed to interact in the electron-type state rather than in the produced muon-type state. This observation is based on the observation of a produced electron and absence of a produced muon in the detector. Due t ... More
Presented by Barbara YAEGGY on 18 Jun 2018 at 11:10 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
A crucial component of scintillators in current and future collider experiments is their ability to operate after exposure to radiation. The University of Iowa HEP group is developing scintillators for use in both HEP and medical fields. This talk will focus on our progress so far.
Presented by Mr. Cory RUDE on 19 Jun 2018 at 3:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: SBN & DUNE
The ICARUS T600 liquid argon time-projection chamber will be the far detector for the short baseline neutrino program. The detector will operate at shallow depth and therefore be exposed to the full surface flux of cosmic rays, which poses a problematic background to the electron neutrino appearance analysis. A direct way to remove this background is to utilize a detector external to the liquid ar ... More
Presented by Mr. Christopher HILGENBERG on 19 Jun 2018 at 11:45 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: SBN & DUNE
SBND (Short-Baseline Near Detector) is a 112 ton liquid argon time projection chamber being constructed 110 m from the target of the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam. One of its primary objectives is to test the eV scale sterile neutrino hypothesis by studying short-baseline oscillations along with MicroBooNE and ICARUS T-600 as part of the Short-Baseline Neutrino program. Due to the proximity to th ... More
Presented by Mr. Thomas BROOKS on 19 Jun 2018 at 11:00 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
Coannihilation Codex is a classification of models for Dark Matter which lead to a variety of new signatures at colliders. One signature features a Dark Matter field as well as a new particle X and a Leptoquark. We are beginning a search which includes the first-generation leptoquark, leading to a signature with a high-pt electron, jets, and missing ET. We will show kinematic distributions and dis ... More
Presented by Mr. Orgho NEOGI on 18 Jun 2018 at 3:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
Non-resonant excesses in dilepton invariant mass spectra are predicted by several beyond the standard model (BSM) theories. In this search, two theoretical models, large extra dimensions (LED) and Compositeness are considered, and the status of the search in the mass range 400-5000 GeV will be presented using 2016 data collected by CMS detector. In LED, space-time is extended by an additional numb ... More
Presented by Prakash THAPA on 18 Jun 2018 at 3:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
My presentation is based on the analysis of searching for supersymetric particles, with the data collected by CMS detector in 2016, at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 inverse fb. This analysis focuses on simplified SUSY models with top quarks and large missing transverse momentum in all hadronic final states. These channels have distinctive sign ... More
Presented by Hui WANG on 18 Jun 2018 at 2:45 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Collider Physics
The High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) aims to increase luminosity by a factor of 10 beyond the LHC's design value. To cope with the increased rate of particle production without compromising physics performance, the LHC detectors will undergo an extensive upgrade. CMS will replace the current inner tracker system with a new silicon tracker which will feature increased forward ac ... More
Presented by Ms. Bahareh ROOZBAHANI on 18 Jun 2018 at 4:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Short Baseline Neutrino Program
I present a study of the distortions on track reconstruction caused by the space charge effect within the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC). The space charge effect is the accumulation of slow-moving positive ions in a detector primarily from ionization by cosmic ray muons. Spatial and temporal distortions of ionization electrons result from this effect in addition to diff ... More
Presented by Mr. Christopher BARNES on 18 Jun 2018 at 10:15 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter and Astrophysics
Dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that, if it exists, may account for more than a quarter of the energy density of our universe. Despite the variety of astrophysical evidence pointing to its existence, the direct interaction of dark matter in a terrestrial detector is yet to be observed. The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment tries to observe a dark matter signal ... More
Presented by Ziqing HONG on 18 Jun 2018 at 5:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: SBN & DUNE
The DUNE Single Phase Far Detector will be sensitive to neutrinos from supernova neutronization bursts from within the Milky Way. In order to fully reconstruct these interactions, signals from the charge collection system need to be correctly matched to signals from the photon detection system. The challenge is to distinguish flashes of light produced by low energy supernova neutrinos from those p ... More
Presented by Mr. Logan Clutch Jackson RICE on 19 Jun 2018 at 12:15 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Short Baseline Neutrino Program
Neutrino physics is entering an age of precision measurements. A number of experiments have firmly established the existence of neutrino oscillations and determined the corresponding squared mass differences and mixing angles. These measurements have provided unambiguous evidence that neutrinos have non-vanishing masses. The large θ 13 mixing angle will enable future experiments to search f ... More
Presented by Ms. Afroditi PAPADOPOULOU on 18 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Muon Physics
The Mu2e experiment at Fermilab will search for the charged lepton flavor violating process of neutrino-less μ $\to$ e coherent conversion in the field of an aluminum nucleus. About $7\cdot 10^{17}$ muons, provided by a dedicated muon beam line in construction at Fermilab, will be stopped in 3 years in the aluminum target. The corresponding single event sensitivity will be $2.5\cdot10^{-17}$. In ... More
Presented by Gianantonio PEZZULLO on 19 Jun 2018 at 9:00 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Cross Section Neutrino Program
The primary physics goal of Phase II of the Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE), is to measure the nuclear final states from neutrino interactions in water, with a particular focus on the production and multiplicity of final-state neutrons. The detector sits in the SciBooNE Hall, on Fermilab's Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB). The upgraded detector will have ~125 photomulti ... More
Presented by Dr. Ashley BACK on 18 Jun 2018 at 11:55 AM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter and Astrophysics
My talk summarizes the modeling of triaxiality on weak lensing galaxy cluster mass estimates for DES Y3 analysis. We use Buzzard dark matter halos and particle simulations to measure the shapes of halos and the redMaPPer algorithm to detect clusters to redshifts up to z < 0.90. We show that triaxiality biases the selection of the redMapper algorithm primarily as a bias in orientation, with a secon ... More
Presented by Zhuowen ZHANG on 18 Jun 2018 at 5:00 PM
Session: UEC Report
Presented by Ms. Jiyeon HAN on 18 Jun 2018 at 12:10 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: R & D
As the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment nears construction, the existing neutrino facilities at Fermilab provide opportunities to test and refine methods characterizing high precision neutrino beams. MARGARITA is a water Cherenkov stopped muon detector that features twin photomultiplier tubes and two small, slightly differing detector volumes. The two detector volumes are designed to exploit t ... More
Presented by Tyler REHAK on 19 Jun 2018 at 2:00 PM
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Muon Physics
This talk will give a brief overview of the Muon g-2 experiment currently running at Fermilab. Muon g-2 seeks to measure the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon to an unprecedented precision of 0.14 ppm, with the goal of testing the Standard Model and possibility providing evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model.
Presented by Cristina SCHLESIER on 19 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM