Dr Andrew Kobach MS-2011

Kobach

Andrew Kobach received his Master’s degree with the Schellman group at Northwestern in 2011 for his measurement of Z+gamma production at the DO experiment at Fermilab. He received a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship to support this work.

He recently completed his doctorate in Theoretical Physics with André de Gouvêa at Northwestern and will be taking a postdoctoral position at UC San Diego in Fall 2015.

 

Dr. Geralyn (Sam) Zeller – PhD 2002

 

Sam Zeller at Fermilab
Sam Zeller at Fermilab

Dr. Geralyn (Sam) Zeller received a Ph.D. in particle physics from Northwestern University working with Heidi Schellman and Kevin McFarland (Rochester) in 2002. Her dissertation, a measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino deep inelastic scattering, earned a Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation award in Experimental Particle Physics in 2003. She worked at both Columbia University and Los Alamos National Laboratory prior to becoming a staff scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in 2009. She has participated in six different experiments studying the properties of neutrinos over the course of her career, including NuTeV, MiniBooNE, SciBooNE, MicroBooNE, ArgoNeuT, and DUNE. She recently received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career award to further the research of using liquid argon time projection chambers to study neutrino interactions and is currently co-spokesperson for the MicroBooNE experiment.

Her current research focuses on neutrino-nucleus interactions and precision neutrino oscillation measurements.

Emily Maher, a Physics Professor at MCLA, who was doing the night shift, has kindly documented the official setup in the Fermilab control room. This is on the MINERvA shift wiki but that makes it hard to post pictures so I’m reposting here.

 

Layout of all 8 screens
Layout of all 8 screens
MINOS DCS status and MINOS Run Control
Top 1: MINOS DCS status and MINOS Run Control
Run Control and MINOS DAQ summary
Top 2: Run Control and MINOS DAQ summary
Event display
top-4:HV control and beam
ECL – logbook
Shift checklist – processed data
GMBrowser – live data
Minervacam

 

The MINERvA experiment at Fermilab is currently running 24×7 in the NuMI neutrino beam.

We have set up a Remote Operations Center (UROC) at Oregon State where we can run remote shifts monitoring data acquisition and controlling data taking. This frees up the experts at Fermilab for emergency repairs.

IMG_2398

The screen on the far left shows neutrino interactions as they are logged at Fermilab.

screenshot

This is a picture of an anti-neutrino interaction in the MINERvA detector. The invisible neutrino entered from the left, hit a nucleus and produced a muon particle which exits to the right. The color scale of the far right shows the amount of energy deposited in each pixel of the detector.  The detector is about 10 m long and 2 m across.

We are starting a neutrino physics group at Oregon State

Current members are:

Heidi Schellman – Professor

Gabriel Nowak – Undergraduate Researcher

Evan Peters – Undergraduate Researcher

Cheryl Patrick – Northwestern Graduate Student

Laura Fields – Northwestern postdoc

 

I found out at shift turnover that Chris M. at Rochester had diagnosed a problem using a screen I didn’t know about.  So we agreed to document our displays to see if we’re looking at all the displays we need to look at.

Here is my general layout:

 

 

Overview of the OSU Uroc configuration
Overview of the OSU Uroc configuration
On the far left is the event display
On the far left is the event display
Top-left is run control for MINERvA and MINOS
Top-left is run control for MINERvA and MINOS
On the top-right is the Veto wall HV and 2 beam monitors
On the top-right is the Veto wall HV and 2 beam monitors
The MINERvAcam and Bennie the Beaver
The MINERvAcam and Bennie the Beaver
Bottom-left is the ECL logbook and a web browser for checking other site logs
Bottom-left is the ECL logbook and a web browser for checking other site logs
bottom-right are the monitoring plots.
bottom-right are the monitoring plots.
video feed
Far-right – a live video feed to the Fermilab control room. with the nu_2 and nu_3 – nu_1 seems to have wandered off somewhere.