June 12, 2013
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL 60510
US/Central timezone

Search Of Magnetic Monopoles With The NOvA Detector

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Wilson Hall Atrium (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL 60510)

Wilson Hall Atrium

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL 60510

Speaker

Mr Zukai Wang (university of virginia)

Description

Since Paul Dirac first put forward the idea of the magnetic monopole in 1931, there have been many experimental and theoretical efforts to find this elusive particle, but so far without any success. The NOvA experiment at Fermilab, is also trying to observe this mysterious particle. As we wait for the first data to be delivered by the NOνA far detector, we have made great strides in monopole simulation and reconstruction. I have implemented a new Hough Transform algorithm that allows us to separate the fast moving cosmic rays from the potentially slower moving monopoles.

Primary author

Mr Zukai Wang (university of virginia)

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