Questions:
  1. Does the Standard Model predict all force carrying particles should be massless?
  2. Why was there no light present in the Universe until ~380,000 years after the Big Bang?
Status:

Assignment 1: (Event Display Tasks)

Assignment 2: Completed (Update HAWC MSU website)

Assignment 3: Completed (Shift Wizard questions)

Assignment 4: Completed (HAWC issues & HAWCmon suggestions)

Assignment 5: (ROOT tutorial) Cannot complete because I do not have access to the files

Assignment 6: Completed (Add Shift Wizard questions to MSU HAWCmon)

Assignment 7: Completed (Rename HV types on UMD HAWCmon)

Assignment 8: (Populate connectivity database)

Assignment 9: (AERIE tutorial)

Assignment 10: Completed (Document "How to Edit Shift Wizard Questions" in FOSWiki)

Assignment 11: Completed (GRB Research Project)

Assignment 12: Completed (Read Udara's pulsar wind nebula paper and submit comments)

Assignment 13: Completed (Document "How to Edit Measurement Types" in FOSWiki)

Assignment 14: Completed (Document "How to Learn ROOT" in FOSWiki)

Assignment 15: Completed (Read Tilan's PBH paper and submit comments)

Assignment 16: Completed (Check Prof. Linnemann's work)

Assignment 17: Completed with Tilan (Create a code for GRB binnings)

Week 1

Monday June 2, 2014
  • Added as user to Cluster
  • Reading: Cherenkov radiation, PMTs, cosmic rays, Milagro, HAWC, HAWC proposal
Tuesday June 3, 2014
  • Assignment 1: Event Display Task list (see Attachment)
  • Added as user to HAWC internal website (http://private.hawc-observatory.org/)
  • Reading: Oh-My-God particle, radiation length, zenith, gamma ray bursts, Fermi telescope, Ultra high energy cosmic rays, Fly's Eye Detector
  • PBH meeting
Wednesday June 4, 2014
  • Ordered books: The High Energy Universe and Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics
  • Reading: Hawking radiation, neutrino oscillations, synchrotron radiation, ch. 1 "Introduction" in The High Energy Universe
Thursday June 5, 2014 Friday June 6, 2014
  • Reading: atmospheric Cherenkov radiation, primordial black holes, super-massive black holes, cosmic ray showers vs. gamma ray showers, attenuation, Zigfried Hampel
  • Group meeting
  • Week 1 Review (see Attachment)
Week 2

Monday June 9, 2014 Tuesday June 10, 2014
  • Reading: ch. 2 "The nuts and bolts of the Universe" in The High Energy Universe, four fundamental forces, spread of cosmic vs. gamma ray showers, Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics,
    polynomial interpolation, problems with the Standard Model, Dark Energy discovery
  • PBH meeting
Wednesday June 11, 2014
  • Assignment 4a: List suggested additional information for HAWCmon as described by Brenda Dingus, Gus Sinnis and Tyce Deyoung e-mails
  • Assignment 4b: List observed issues with HAWC as described by Brenda Dingus, Gus Sinnis and Tyce Deyoung e-mails
  • Reading: ch. 3 "Cosmology" in The High Energy Universe
  • Completed Assignment 4a (see Attachment) and 4b (See Attachment)
Thursday June 11, 2014
  • NSCL Lecture - Professor Artemis Spyrou - "Traveling beyond the neutron dripline: di-neutrons, new radioactivity and other surprises"
  • Reading: ch. 3 "Cosmology" in The High Energy Universe, spacetime, Planck epoch, cosmic microwave background
  • REU Lecture, Prof. Wolfgang Bauer
Friday June 12, 2014
  • Week 2 Review (see Attachment)
  • Reading: ch. 9 "Gravitational waves" in The High Energy Universe
  • Completed Assignment 2
  • Group meeting
Week 3

Monday June 16, 2014
  • Revised Shift Wizard Questions to include links to the information on HAWCmon
  • Sam's practice talk
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Wednesday June 18, 2014 Thursday June 19, 2014
  • Added hyperlinks to all Attachments in this log
  • Completed Assignment 6 (http://grb.pa.msu.edu/hawcmon/dashboard/shift_start)
  • Continued ROOT tutorial
  • Week 3 Review (see Attachment)
  • Leaving around 12:30 pm this afternoon (sister's wedding in California)
  • Assignment 11: GRB Research Project (here) with postdoc Tilan Ukwatta
  • REU Lecture, Prof. Kirsten Tollefson (missed this one, unfortunately)
Friday June 20, 2014
  • In California
Week 4

Monday June 23, 2014
  • REU students from Notre Dame visit MSU for the day
  • Assignment 12: Read Udara's paper on pulsar wind nebula (here) and submit comments
  • Completed Assignment 12 (see Attachment)
Tuesday June 24, 2014
  • Tested Shift Wizard questions on MSU HAWCmon
  • GRB Project meeting with Tilan
  • Received two papers from Tilan to read: Peter Meszaros (here) and Jon Hakkila (here)
  • Reading: ch. 7 "Gamma-ray bursts" in The High Energy Universe
  • HELP section for Shift Wizard (see Attachment)
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Thursday June 26, 2014
  • Continued reading on gamma-ray bursts for GRB Project with Prof. Linnemann's suggestion ( here)
  • REU Lecture, Prof. Artemis Spyrou
  • ROOT tutorial plots (example) (example) (example)
  • Assignment 14: "How to Learn ROOT" on FOSWiki under Useful Information
  • Completed Assignment 14 (here)
Friday June 27, 2014
  • GRB Project meeting with Tilan
  • Finished reading Meszaros and Hakkila papers on GRB
  • Cannot complete ROOT tutorial because we do not have access to the files used in the tutorial
  • ROOT tutorial exercises (example) (example)
  • Week 4 Review (see Attachment)
Week 5

Monday June 30, 2014 Tuesday July 1, 2014
  • PBH meeting
  • GRB Project
  • Assignment 16: Check Prof. Linnemann's work (e-mail here)
Wednesday July 2, 2014
  • REU group lunch
  • Meeting with mentor
  • Completed Assignment 16: Solutions to Prof. Linnemann's exercise 1 here and exercise 2 here
Thursday July 3, 2014
  • PBH meeting
  • REU Lecture, Prof. John Mcguire
  • 2 weeks to complete GRB Project
Friday July 4, 2014
  • Holiday
Week 6

Monday July 7, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • grb binning by hand
Tuesday July 8, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • grb binning by hand
  • GRB Project meeting with Prof. Tollefson
Wednesday July 9, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • GRB binning by hand
Thursday July 10, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • REU lecture, Prof. Wolfgang Mittig
  • GRB binning by hand
Friday July 11, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • Group meeting
  • GRB binning by hand
  • Assignment 17: Create a code to determine GRB binnings in lieu of computation by hand
Week 7

Monday July 14, 2013
  • GRB Project
  • Learning Python
Tuesday July 15, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • Finished reading "Learn Python In a Day"
  • PBH Meeting
  • Began Python code for Assignment 17 with Tilan
Wednesday July 16, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • Continued Python code
Thursday July 17, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • Sent python code to Tilan to work on
  • REU lecture, Prof. Wade Fisher
Friday July 18, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • Group meeting
Week 8

Monday July 21, 2014
  • GRB Project, data acquisition
  • Received python code last night from Tilan for Assignment 17
Tuesday July 22, 2014
  • GRB Project, data acquisition
  • Completed Assignment 17: Modified Tilan's python code to include intervals for decimals; code now runs for all RA, DEC and z binnings
  • PBH meeting
Wednesday July 23, 2014
  • GRB Project, data acquisition and analysis
Thursday July 24, 2014
  • GRB Project, data analysis
Friday July 25, 2014
  • GRB Project, data analysis
  • REU lecture, Prof. Micheal Syphers
  • Group meeting
Week 9

Monday July 28, 2014
  • GRB Project, REU paper
  • Meeting with Prof. Tollefson about GRB project
Tuesday July 29, 2014
  • GRB Project, REU paper
Wednesday July 30, 2014
  • GRB Project, REU paper
Thursday July 31, 2014
  • GRB project, REU paper
  • REU lecture, Prof.
  • NSF REU Director meeting
Friday August 2, 2014
  • GRB Project, data analysis
  • Group meeting
Week 10

Monday August 4, 2014
  • Worked from home
  • GRB Project, presentation
Tuesday August 5, 2014
  • GRB Project
  • Mock presentation
Wednesday August 6, 2014
  • REU presentations
  • GRB Project, paper
Thursday August 6, 2014
  • REU presentation (see attachment below; pdf file too large to upload)
  • GRB Project, paper
Friday August 8, 2014
  • Completed Assignment 11 (GRB Project)
  • REU program commences
  • Sigma Notebook (see attachment)
  • GRB Project Notebook (see attachment)
  • BAT RA vs. Redshift spreadsheet (see attachment)
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BAT_RA_vs_Redshift.odsods BAT_RA_vs_Redshift.ods manage 65.5 K 08 Aug 2014 - 18:03 KristaSmith Graphing spreadsheet for RA vs. redshift
Comments_UdaraPWN.pdfpdf Comments_UdaraPWN.pdf manage 35.6 K 23 Jun 2014 - 21:08 KristaSmith Comments for Udara's paper on pulsar wind nebula
F2_surf1.pngpng F2_surf1.png manage 21.8 K 26 Jun 2014 - 16:16 KristaSmith A plotting excercise for ROOT tutorial
GRB_Project_REU.pptxpptx GRB_Project_REU.pptx manage 1803.9 K 07 Aug 2014 - 17:37 KristaSmith Powerpoint version of final talk
GRB_Project_REU_paper.pdfpdf GRB_Project_REU_paper.pdf manage 678.8 K 08 Aug 2014 - 17:38 KristaSmith GRB Project REU paper
HAWC_Issues.pdfpdf HAWC_Issues.pdf manage 29.6 K 11 Jun 2014 - 18:54 KristaSmith 11 issues concerning HAWC
HAWCmon_Suggestions.pdfpdf HAWCmon_Suggestions.pdf manage 23.2 K 17 Jun 2014 - 18:18 KristaSmith Suggestions for additional information on HAWCmon
HELP_ShiftWizard.pdfpdf HELP_ShiftWizard.pdf manage 20.7 K 24 Jun 2014 - 18:47 KristaSmith Comments to add as HELP section prior to launching Shift Wizard
Hakkila_Paper.pdfpdf Hakkila_Paper.pdf manage 492.2 K 24 Jun 2014 - 18:54 KristaSmith Hakkila Paper (Redshift 2)
Linnemann_email.pngpng Linnemann_email.png manage 42.5 K 01 Jul 2014 - 20:25 KristaSmith Prof. Linnemann's exercises
Meszaros_Paper.pdfpdf Meszaros_Paper.pdf manage 451.3 K 24 Jun 2014 - 18:51 KristaSmith Peter Meszaros paper
PBH_Paper_Comments.pdfpdf PBH_Paper_Comments.pdf manage 37.7 K 30 Jun 2014 - 20:37 KristaSmith Comments on PBH Paper
Polar_Gaussian.pngpng Polar_Gaussian.png manage 18.4 K 26 Jun 2014 - 19:05 KristaSmith Histogram in Polar Coordinates example
Project_Notebook.odsods Project_Notebook.ods manage 757.9 K 08 Aug 2014 - 17:49 KristaSmith GRB Project Notebook
ROOT_Day1.pdfpdf ROOT_Day1.pdf manage 1183.7 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:09 KristaSmith ROOT Day 1 tutorial
ROOT_Day2.pdfpdf ROOT_Day2.pdf manage 1683.3 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:09 KristaSmith ROOT Day 2 tutorial
ROOT_Day3.pdfpdf ROOT_Day3.pdf manage 470.0 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:10 KristaSmith ROOT Day 3 tutorial
ROOT_Day4.pdfpdf ROOT_Day4.pdf manage 4602.5 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:10 KristaSmith ROOT Day 4 tutorial
ROOT_Day5.pdfpdf ROOT_Day5.pdf manage 2864.1 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:10 KristaSmith ROOT Day 5 tutorial
Relativistic_Exercise_1.pdfpdf Relativistic_Exercise_1.pdf manage 117.3 K 03 Jul 2014 - 14:46 KristaSmith Exercise 1 solution to Prof. Linnemann's e-mail
Relativistic_Exercise_2.pdfpdf Relativistic_Exercise_2.pdf manage 130.7 K 03 Jul 2014 - 15:07 KristaSmith Exercise 2 solution to Prof. Linnemann's e-mail
RootClass2014.pdfpdf RootClass2014.pdf manage 1431.9 K 30 Jun 2014 - 14:22 KristaSmith Dr. Seligman's ROOT Tutorial
Root_screen.pngpng Root_screen.png manage 23.3 K 26 Jun 2014 - 17:09 KristaSmith Welcome to ROOT screen
Shift_Wizard_K.pdfpdf Shift_Wizard_K.pdf manage 46.6 K 17 Jun 2014 - 15:25 KristaSmith Shift Wizard Questions, my individual version
Shift_Wizard_KJ.pdfpdf Shift_Wizard_KJ.pdf manage 48.4 K 17 Jun 2014 - 18:47 KristaSmith Shift Wizard Questions, with Jenn version
Sigma_Notebook.odsods Sigma_Notebook.ods manage 260.8 K 08 Aug 2014 - 17:45 KristaSmith Sigma notebook for GRB Project
SinLogScale.pngpng SinLogScale.png manage 19.5 K 26 Jun 2014 - 18:55 KristaSmith Sine function example
TaskListEventDisplay.pdfpdf TaskListEventDisplay.pdf manage 26.7 K 05 Jun 2014 - 20:58 KristaSmith Event display tasks (Sam)
Udara_PWN.pdfpdf Udara_PWN.pdf manage 4096.0 K 24 Jun 2014 - 14:40 KristaSmith Udara's PWN paper
Week1Review.pdfpdf Week1Review.pdf manage 332.8 K 06 Jun 2014 - 16:35 KristaSmith Recap on reading for week 1
Week2_Review.pdfpdf Week2_Review.pdf manage 124.5 K 16 Jun 2014 - 18:15 KristaSmith Recap on reading for week 2
Week_3_Review.pdfpdf Week_3_Review.pdf manage 106.2 K 19 Jun 2014 - 14:54 KristaSmith Recap on reading for week 3
Week_4_Review.pdfpdf Week_4_Review.pdf manage 78.4 K 27 Jun 2014 - 20:54 KristaSmith Recap on reading for week 4
Weiner_HV_Mistakes.pdfpdf Weiner_HV_Mistakes.pdf manage 23.9 K 26 Jun 2014 - 19:11 KristaSmith Mistakes/discrepancies found in Wiener HV Table data
gaus_fit.pngpng gaus_fit.png manage 28.2 K 27 Jun 2014 - 13:57 KristaSmith ROOT exercise
landau_fit.pngpng landau_fit.png manage 26.5 K 27 Jun 2014 - 13:57 KristaSmith ROOT exercise
measurementTable_Ex.pdfpdf measurementTable_Ex.pdf manage 18.1 K 25 Jun 2014 - 19:33 KristaSmith Example of a table for editing Measurement types for Useful Information entry
pbh_milagro_hawc_limits_paper_v19.pdfpdf pbh_milagro_hawc_limits_paper_v19.pdf manage 1024.0 K 30 Jun 2014 - 20:38 KristaSmith PBH Paper
Topic revision: r65 - 08 Aug 2014, KristaSmith
 

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