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.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
ALUMNI: Tracy Taylor Thomas, PHD 1997
Tracy Taylor Thomas received her doctorate in the Schellman group on the D0 experiment at Fermilab. Her 1997 doctoral thesis was on “Strongly interacting color singlet exchange in proton – anti-proton collisions at 1800-GeV”. Instead of staying in Illinois as a postdoc, she moved to Portland Oregon and used her computing skills as a software engineer at U.S. Software, she is now the Director for Professional Services Operations at Jive Software and a popular Portland beer critic.
Gabriel Nowak – Undergraduate
Gabriel Nowak is a Junior in the Physics program at Oregon State. He’s been in the Schellman group for 6 months and is writing a data comparator for the MINERvA and MicroBooNE experiments at Fermilab.
This link compares two versions of the MINERvA simulation code. It combines the CDF data validation code with Gabriel’s histogram generator.
ALUMNI: Jason Stein, BA 2005
Jason Stein wrote his undergraduate thesis with the Schellman group on “Theoretical Calculation of the Charge Asymmetry Uncertainties Using the CTEQ6 Parton Distribution Function Set.” as a student in the Integrated Science Program at Northwestern University. He also helped create the D0 experiment luminosity readout system. He went on to graduate study and postdoctoral fellowships in neuroscience at UCLA and has just accepted a faculty position in genetics and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. See his lab page at http://www.steinlab.org/ .
Postdoctoral position on MicroBooNE/MINERvA
We just posted our new postdoctoral scholar position. The location is most likely Fermilab but we’ll consider people interested in working in Corvallis.
Oregon State U. – Postdoc
Field of Interest: hep-ex, nucl-ex
Experiment: FNAL-E-0974, FNAL-E-0938
Region: North America
Oregon State University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to participate in the MicroBooNE and MINERvA experiments at Fermilab. The Oregon State group’s expertise is in data handling, validation and algorithms and our physics interest is in precision measurements of neutrino cross section in the energy regimes relevant to future neutrino oscillation experiments. The position will most likely be at Fermilab in Illinois.
We are looking for someone with prior experimental experience in either high energy physics or nuclear physics, not restricted to neutrino physics. Significant expertise in modern scientific computing and data analysis is a plus.
For full consideration, please apply by 10/1/2015
Please apply via academicjobs online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5824
Contact: Heidi Schellman
More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5824
We just got funded!
We have been informed that the National Science Foundation will be funding our “Experimental Neutrino Physics proposal”.
We’ll be looking for a postdoc – probably based at Fermilab to start to work on the MicroBooNE/DUNE experiments at Fermilab.