Nov 06

HECTOR underground: Tessa presents her work at the CUSE Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Showcase

Tessa Klein, a physics junior, has been working on Geant4 simulations for HECTOR that will help our group understand the structure of the background in our data that is generated by cosmic muons. She is exploring the possibility to include veto detectors around HECTOR to reduce the background and, recently, started simulations of HECTOR performance 1-mile underground to mimic the conditions of CASPAR facility. Thanks to her work, we will be able to minimize the cosmic background in our data and improve the sensitivity of cross section measurements.