Simulation Development for Ultra-High Energy Neutrino Experiment
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Physics Undergraduate Research Theses; 2020
Since the discovery of neutrinos in the last century, scientists have been fascinated about their unique properties that inspire new physics studies. Meanwhile, physicists find it valuable to detect the ultra-high energy neutrinos as cosmic rays in the universe because they contain useful information on the origin of the radiation. Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is one of these experiments looking for the interactions of neutrinos with the ice sheet of Antarctica, whose study is significant for the future researches on astrophysics. These neutrinos, containing energies between 1018 to 1021 eV, are the only type of particles that can travel billions of light years to Earth at these energies. The experiment adopts a tool built on Monte Carlo simulation to predict the observations before detecting, which further creates a monitor program to test the simulation and visualize the simulated results. My research focuses on developing this monitor program that runs the simulation program and makes analysis plots of the neutrino properties with the simulated data.
Academic Major: Physics