2014 WSU Abstract: Measuring Muon Lifetime
Which geometry is best for calculating muon lifetime?
2014 WSU Abstract: Angle and Flux
The relationship between angle and flux
2014 WSU Abstract: Ionic Solutions and Muons
The effect of ionic solutions and their concentrations on the arrival rate of muons
2014 WSU Abstract: Comparing the Velocity of Muons Indoors vs Outdoors
2014 WSU Abstract: Do All Muons Enter the Detectors Vertically?
Muon Flux v. Horizontal Surface AreaJekoven Tinsley, Isabel Ivanescu
In order to determine whether all muons travel, and thus enter the detector, vertically, we conducted an experiment in which the angle of the panels was varied, so as to change the horizontal surface area. Based on the changes in average flux, we concluded to some muons are deflected to, or created in, non-vertical paths.
2014 Annual Report - HU/WM/GMU
Virginia QuarkNet Center 2014 Activity Report 9/17/14
2014 Annual Report - Northern Illinois University
Annual Report on QuarkNet activities at the NIU center, 2014
The QuarkNet center at NIU is happy to report another year full of engaged learning activities with participation of students and teachers from several area High Schools. The center’s mentors Profs. Dhiman Chakraborty and Michael Eads were assisted by graduate students Blake Burghgrave and Puja Saha in conducting the annual spring masterclass and summer institute. Detailed programs of these can be found on http://nicadd.niu.edu/quarknet/events.php. In addition, each of two HS students gained 6-week summer internship experience under the supervision of Prof. Eads.
UND Project GRAND Group Abstract
Project GRAND is an array of 64 proportional wire chamber stations, located on the north edge of the Notre Dame campus. Project GRAND provides insights into the origins of cosmic rays from extraterrestrial sources, and also permits a method of detecting solar events and the ways in which they interact with Earth. The experiment was originally operated in support of graduate and undergraduate research programs under the direction of Dr. John Poirier, Professor Emeritus of Physics, and was constructed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Maintenance and upkeep of the detector array and its associated hardware and software is on ongoing task that is labor-intensive. Numerous repairs and upgrades continue to increase the operability of the experiments and reduce the workload required to operate and maintain the experiment. The project serves as a valuable outreach tool for high school students and teachers to study astrophysics.
2014 Annual Report - Purdue University Calumet
From left: Larry Hautzinger, Xuan Chen and Adam Erler, testing CMS FPIX Modules at Fermilab’s SiDet, Summer 2014.
From left: Xuan Chen, Adam Erler, Larry Hautzinger, Neeti Parashar in the MINOS tunnel at Fermilab, 2014.
|From left: Adam Erler, Larry Hautzinger and Ken Cecire at Purdue University Calumet, 2014.||
From left: Larry Hautzinger, Adam Erler working on the Cosmic Ray Detector at Purdue University Calumet, 2014
UND Biocomplexity Abstract
The biocomplexity group developed a protein binding model for biochemistry, examined several different types of “random walks” (typically used in stochastic modeling), and revamped and redesigned the University of Notre Dame’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity teacher website;Computational Biomodeling . The student member of the group was B. Bahr and the teacher members of the biocomplexity group were Michael Sinclair and Helene Dauerty.