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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?
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
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 Friday June 20, 2014
  • In California
Week 4

Monday June 23, 2014
  • REU students from Notre Dame visit MSU for the day
  • Read Udara's paper on pulsar wind nebula (here) and submitted comments (see Attachment)
Tuesday June 24, 2014
  • Tested Shift Wizard questions on MSU HAWCmon
  • PBH meeting
  • Reading: ch. 7 "Gamma-ray bursts" in The High Energy Universe
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
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
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)
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
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