Research opportunity for undergraduate students on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

Post date:

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

Close date:

Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:30pm

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Undergraduate research opportunity

The experimental particle physics group has undergraduate research positions available to work on the new Silicon Tracker detector for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

The LHC is the highest energy particle accelerator in the world where we study questions related to the origin of mass and related to particle nature of dark matter. The UMass Amherst group is participating in the construction of the new Inner TracKer (ITK) for the ATLAS detector at the LHC, a full silicon detector that will be start to take data in 2024. We are seeking motivated undergraduate students students to perform research on thermal and geometric properties of this detector. The student will work with faculty and technical staff in the mechanical characterization of the detector, so that it can operate silicon radiation sensors within a safe temperature range and with precise alignment.

  • Period: Spring 2018, with possibility of extension.
  • Work hours: Compatible with the availability of the student, but no less than 6 hours/week.
  • Preference is given to students with interest in physics and mechanical engineering.

Interested candidates, please send CV and transcript to: rclsa@umass.edu

Group website: https://blogs.umass.edu/rclsa/