Loida Rosado gave a talk summarizing her TUNL REU work on neutron star merger signals in DUNE at the TUNL REU Research Symposium. Great job!
Adryanna Major successfully passed her graduate preliminary examination! Congratulations, Adryanna! This marks the third celebratory cake in the queue for later consumption.
Senior undergrad Crystal Burgos defended her senior thesis, “Quantifying Liquid Argon Neutrino Detector Sensitivity to Supernova Burst Neutrinos” and will graduate with distinction. Nice job, Crystal, and congratulations!
Gleb Sinev successfully defended his thesis, “Constraining Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions and Estimating Future Neutrino-Magnetic-Moment Sensitivity with COHERENT” on March 30, 2020, by Zoom. Congratulations, Dr. Gleb!
Joel Dai, an intern from Lyon, France, has arrived to spend several months with the group. Welcome Joel!
Baran Bodur successfully passed his preliminary examination on Monday. Congratulations, Baran!
Jacob Zettlemoyer of IU presented the new COHERENT — first CEvNS in argon >3 sigma, in two parallel analyses– at the Fermilab Wine&Cheese seminar on Friday, January 10. The video is here. This was followed by a talk at MEPhI in Russia by Alex Kumpan.
The Magnificent CEvNS workshop in Chapel Hill was attended by the entire group– it was a fantastic workshop covering many aspects of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering. Adryanna Smith gave a talk on using CEvNS to observe supernova neutrinos, and Dan Pershey gave a talk on the potential for the COHERENT experiment to observe accelerator-produced dark matter. Crystal Burgos, Justin Raybern and Gleb Sinev all presented posters.
Nora’s paper exploring ability of next-generation detector to point to core-collapse supernovae using triangulation has been published in PRD. Congrats Nora!