Research

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Undergraduate Neutrino Research at Tufts

Undergraduate research at Tufts can take many forms:

I have had students work with me from first to senior year, the only prerequisites are Physics 13 and some experience with computing (Comp 11), in particular C++ and linux.

Past / Current undergraduate research projects

  • Lauren Wielgus, “A Search for Multi-Nucleon Production in the MINERvA Neutrino Experiment at Fermilab”, Senior Thesis (2011).
  • Stephanie Yuen and Erin van Erp, “GENIE Neutrino Event Generator Validation”, spring 2010.
  • Lauren Wielgus, “Identifying Electron Neutrino Events in the Minerva Tracking Protoype”, supported by the Tufts Summer Scholars program (2009).
  • Pauli Kehayias, “Simulations and Analyses of Expected Nucleon Transversity Measurements in the MINERvA Neutrino Experiment”, Senior thesis (2009).
  • Pauli Kehayias (et al.), “A Hadronization Model for the MINOS Experiment”, AIP Conf.Proc.967:269-275,2007.
  • Pauli Kehayias and Joel Harley, “Comparing Intranuclear Rescattering Models to nm-D and nm-Ne Data for an Atmospheric Neutrino Flux”, minos-doc-4112.
  • Keith Hofmann, “Strange Particle Production in the AGKY Hadronization Model”, minos-doc-4962, supported by the Tufts Summer Scholars program (2008).
  • Joel Harley (2007-2008) and Erin Van Erp (2008-2009), “Monte Carlo Simulations on the Tufts Linux Research Cluster”.
  • George Locke, “New technique for detection of kaons using timing signature”. Senior thesis (2005). Used early data from the MINOS experiment to develop a new method for identifying kaons.
  • B. Bowler, S. Gangotena, A. Hall, J. Weiner, “Estimation of Signal Efficiency and Background Rejection for a Liquid Argon Detector in the NuMI Off-Axis Beam”, Fermilab paper, spring 2005.