IRIS-HEP Fellow: Ben Kuchma



Fellowship dates: May – Aug, 2022

Home Institution: University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Project: Algorithms for electron reconstruction in a Muon Collider

Muon colliders offer a resource efficient way to continue to conduct experiments science due to their (relatively) small size. These collider do bring up some immediate concerns such as the decay of muons into a large number of electrons inside of the accelerator loop. These electrons pose a challenge for detectors due to multiple scattering and bremsstrahlung effects which cause the electons to look like other particles. My project involves tweaking of input variables and modification of the ACTS portion of the iLCSoft software and analyzing the output in order to provide accurate and precise detection of elections.

More information: My project proposal

Mentors:
  • Simone Pagan Griso - (Berkeley National Laboratory)

  • Sergo Jindariani (Fermilab)

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