SBND Wiring in Full Swing

Pip and Avinay have been hard at work wiring the first of 2 Anode Plane Assemblies (APAs) for the SBND experiment.  This is work being done in collaboration with our Yale colleagues, who are graciously hosting us at Wright Laboratory.  Several hundred wires are done, a few thousand more to go!


Dr. Esquivel!

Congratulations to Jessica Esquivel, who defended her Ph.D. dissertation last week.   Jessica gave an excellent overview of her  thesis topic, “Muon/pion separation using Convolutional Neural Networks(CNNs) for the MicroBooNE charged current inclusive cross section measurement.”, and it was great to have her back in Syracuse for a few days.

Getting ready for SBND construction

Our group is getting ready to start wiring 2 Anode Plane Assemblies (APAs) for the SBND experiment.  We are performing this construction work in the newly renovated Wright Laboratory at Yale University, where we collaborate with the group led by Bonnie Fleming.  This February, after  many trips to Yale over the past year by Mitch/Pip/Avinay, we have completed the construction of the wiring apparatus, and look forward to starting production soon!

Run-Co Pip

Pip Hamilton is finishing up his stint as MicroBooNE Run-Coordinator.  This is an important job that the experiment depends on for smooth operations.  This past week the transition was marked with the ceremonial cake, owl-themed in Pip’s honor.  Job well done!

The “Bird Plot”

Jessica Esquivel gave a very nice update last week at the MicroBooNE collaboration meeting about her work to use “deep learning” tools to separate muons and pions in the CC-Inclusive cross-section analysis.  She included this animation, which shows a “deep learning” algorithm learning how to distinguish between five different particle types.  This work was done using the SUrge GPU cluster at Syracuse University.

t-distributed stochastic neighbor embedding algorithm learning features to distinguish among five particle types.