Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2018 Annual Meeting of the APS Four Corners Section
Volume 63, Number 16
Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Session K01: Lustig Award Presentations
9:40 AM–10:52 AM,
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Room: 220
Chair: Kathrin Spendier, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.4CS.K01.3
Abstract: K01.00003 : Development of New Technologies for Particle Detection and Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Search for New Physics Using the ATLAS Detector*
10:28 AM–10:52 AM
(University of New Mexico)
(University of New Mexico)
The ATLAS Collaboration
A suite of linked research projects is undertaken, combining a search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, development of new instruments for greater precision in detecting fundamental particles, and tracking and understanding the effect upon the detectors of the radiation that is an indelible element of their operating environment. Data recorded by the ATLAS Detector at CERN are employed in a search for evidence of undiscovered particles contributing to the rate of decays of B(s,d) mesons to dimuon final states. New applications of machine learning techniques are implemented to separate this signal from its many backgrounds. That analysis is combined with a highly sensitive evaluation of the effects of radiation damage already received by the Pixel detector and a comparison of these data to a detailed model of radiation. A complementary thrust of this effort involves development of new devices and techniques for monitoring radiation fluences and calibrating particle physics detectors in a high radiation field. Finally, a comprehensive program for quality assurance of the ATLAS upgrade inner tracker modules and staves is being developed and applied to components assembled at SLAC laboratory, including electrical and mechanical tests and an interactive data structure of these results.
*MRI: Development of an instrument for precision controlled radiation exposures, charged beam profile measurement, and real-time fluence monitoring beyond 10^16 neq/cm^2, NSF Award Number 1623479. Collider Physics, DOE Award Number DE-SC0019101 This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The SCGSR program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the DOE. ORISE is managed by ORAU under contract number DE‐SC0014664.
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