The much anticipated paper version of Cheryl Patrick’s thesis has been accepted by Physical Review D. Check it out at:
The data release is available at
Update: It is published in Phys. Rev. D which is now open access:
Former graduate student Sahal Yacoob is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town.
He just received the Claude Leon Merit Award!
See the article from UCT at
Cheryl Patrick successfully defended her thesis:
Measurement of the Antineutrino Double-Differential Charged-Current Quasi-Elastic Scattering Cross Section at MINERvA in March and is now a postdoc on SuperNEMO at University College London.
We went to the APS Division of Nuclear Physics conference in Vancouver BC in mid-October 2016.
Undergraduates Gabe Nowak and Evan Peters gave posters on their work and PI Heidi Schellman gave a 10 minute talk explaining anti-neutrino quasi-elastic scattering.
Evan’s poster was placed with theoretical posters presented by students also working on neutrino scattering, leading to much discussion amongst the neutrino community.
Much homework was done during the 9 hour drive back in the rain. Next time I will bring two flashlights in the car.
Welcome to Mateus Fernandes Carneiro who has joined the Schellman neutrino group as a postdoctoral scholar. Mateus just completed his dissertation “Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasi-Elastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Enu of 6 GeV” at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas using the MINERvA neutrino detector at Fermilab. He will be working with Heidi Schellman and Amit Bashyal on studies of neutrino cross sections. Mateus will be working from Fermilab most of the time but will visit us frequently.
Amit Bashyal joined the OSU neutrino group in September 2015 after getting his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington working with Jaehoon Yu. Prior to coming to OSU he was an International Fellow at Fermilab for a year working with Laura Fields and Alberto Marchionni on physics studies for the DUNE/LBNF neutrino beamline design.
Leah Welty-Rieger got her PhD from the University of Indiana on the D0 experiment. After a year as a web designer she joined the Schellman group as a postdoc. While at Northwestern she independently applied for and received a URA Fellowship to join the g-2 magnetic moment experiment. She now works part-time as a GEANT consultant for the g-2 experiment at Fermilab.
Tim Andeen received his doctorate for work on the D0 experiment at Fermilab in 2008. His thesis, `Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector using the Electron PT Spectrum’ used a precision measurement of the W boson mass to make tight constraints on the mass of the Higgs boson, several years before the Higgs was finally discovered. He then went to Columbia University as a postdoc and research associate on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He will start as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Texas, Austin in Fall 2015.
Chris Pratt analyzed Z boson decays on the D0 experiment while getting degrees in Integrated Science and Mathematics (with a certificate in Finance from Kellogg) at Northwestern. He uses the data analysis skills he learned in the Schellman group as an Associate Analyst at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago.