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  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?
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
  • 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, The High Energy Universe ch. 1
Thursday June 5, 2014
  • Assignment 2: Add Udara's thesis and "Milagro observations of potential Tev emitters" into HAWC MSU website under Milagro papers
  • Assignment 3: Shift Wizard Questions
  • Added as user to Foswiki
  • Started Foswiki log
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
  • Reading: Monte Carlo Method, normalized Gaussian function
  • Added as user to
  • Completed Assignment 3: Shift Wizard Questions (see Attachment)
Tuesday June 10, 2014
  • Reading: The High Energy Universe ch. 2, 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: The High Energy Universe ch. 3
  • Completed Assignment 4a and 4b (See Attachments)
Thursday June 11, 2014
  • NSCL Lecture - Professor Artemis Spyrou - "Traveling beyond the neutron dripline: di-neutrons, new radioactivity and other surprises"
  • Reading: The High Energy Universe ch. 3, spacetime, Planck epoch, cosmic microwave background
Friday June 12, 2014
  • Week 2 Review (see Attachment)
  • Reading: The High Energy Universe ch. 9
  • 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
  • Met with Jenn to discuss Shift Wizard Questions content/order
  • PBH meeting
  • Received HAWCMon admin user account info
  • Reading: "Properties of the surface detector data recorded by the Pierre Auger observatory" thesis
  • Revised Shift Wizard Questions to include information from Jenn's version (see Attachment)
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
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
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
TaskListEventDisplay.pdfpdf TaskListEventDisplay.pdf manage 26.7 K 05 Jun 2014 - 20:58 KristaSmith Event display tasks (Sam)
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
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