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CROP 2005 Summer Workshop July 18-22, 2005. Equipment check in is in Ferguson 114. CROP 2005 Summer Workshop July 18-22, 2005. Welcome to the sixth summer workshop of the The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project. Introductions: CROP staff and participants Today’s schedule

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Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

Equipment check in

is in

Ferguson 114


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

Welcome to the sixth summer workshop of the

The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project

  • Introductions: CROP staff and participants

  • Today’s schedule

    • Welcome by Roger Kirby, Physics Department chair

    • Introductory information

    • Background survey to fill out, stipend forms, roster

    • Overview of CROP – G. Snow

    • Overview of LabView program – J. Keller

    • Lunch

    • History of Cosmic Rays – D. Claes

    • Begin lab work in first parallel session

  • Agenda for the week

  • Attendance and daily sign-in sheet

  • Stipend payments

  • Other practical matters

Gregory R. Snow

Associate Professor

|Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

The goals of this workshop

  • Review (veterans) or introduce (newcomers)

  • CROP, the physics of cosmic rays and cosmic

  • ray detectors

  • Check out the health of the detectors and

  • equipment that teams brought

  • Gain hands-on experience working with the

  • detectors, data acquisition electronics card,

  • LabView software on PC that allows you to

  • take data

  • Make weatherproof enclosures for detectors

  • on school roof

  • Make plans for a Autumn 2005 experiment

  • with as many schools as possible taking data

  • simultaneously and uploading their data

  • files to a server at UNL for analysis


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

Schedule for CROP workshop

July 18 – July 22, 2005

Monday, July 18

9:00 Introductory remarks (instructions & paperwork) & Workshop WelcomeRichards 15

9:45 Morning Class Session: Overview of CROP- Dr. Greg Snow

11:00 Break

11:15Overview of LabView Software- Jason KellerRichards 15

12:00 Lunch

1:00Afternoon Class Session:History of cosmic rays- Dr. Dan ClaesRichards 15

2:00 Break

2:15Labwork: Parallel Sessions

Group 1- Station A; Group 2 – Station B; Group 3 – Station C; Group 4 – Station D;

Group 5 – Station E; Group 6 – Station F

Tuesday, July 19

8:30Morning Class Session: The cosmic ray spectrum-Dr. Dan ClaesRichards 15

9:30 Break

9:45Labwork: Parallel Sessions

Group 1- Station B; Group 2 – Station C; Group 3 – Station D; Group 4 – Station E;

Group 5 – Station F; Group 6 – Station A

12:00 Lunch

1:00Afternoon Class Session: Scintillators and PMTs-Dr. Greg SnowRichards 15

2:00 Break

2:15 Labwork: Parallel Sessions

Group 1- Station C; Group 2 – Station D; Group 3 – Station E; Group 4 – Station F;

Group 5 – Station A; Group 6 – Station B

4:15The HiSparc project in the Netherlands-Jef ColeRichards 15

Wednesday, July 20

8:30Morning Class Session: Counting experiments and statistics-Dr. Dan ClaesRichards 15

9:30 Break

9:45Labwork: Parallel Sessions

Group 1- Station D; Group 2 – Station E; Group 3 – Station F; Group 4 – Station A;

Group 5 – Station B; Group 6 – Station C

12:00 Lunch

1:00Afternoon Class Session: Scintillators, PMTs, accidentals-Dr. Greg SnowRichards 15

2:00 Break

2:15 Labwork: Parallel Sessions

Group 1- Station E; Group 2 – Station F; Group 3 – Station A; Group 4 – Station B;

Group 5 – Station C; Group 6 – Station D

Thursday, July 21

8:30Morning Class Session: Charged particles in matter-Dr. Dan ClaesRichards 15

9:30 Break

9:45Labwork: Parallel Sessions

Group 1- Station F; Group 2 – Station A; Group 3 – Station B; Group 4 – Station C;

Group 5 – Station D; Group 6 – Station E

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Set-up Array Experiment for overnight data taking outside Ferguson Hall

6:00 Picnic outside Ferguson Hall

Friday, July 22

8:30 Analyze Array Experiment Data Ferguson Hall

10:15 Break

10:30 Analyze Array Experiment Data

11:15The Pierre Auger Observatory-Dr. Pablo BauleoRichards 15

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Group Photos, Wrap Up Session, and Packing for Home Meet in Richards 15

The Cosmic Ray Observatory ProjectHigh Energy Physics GroupThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Schedule for CROP workshop

July 18 – July 22, 2005

Station A – Scintillator Polishing, Wrapping, Light-Leak Testing----------------Brace 201

Station B – Oscilloscope Lessons--------------------------------------------------Ferguson 117

Station C – High Voltage Power Supply Calibration, Threshold Scans

with DAQ Card and LabView Software----------------------------Ferguson 112

Station D – High Voltage Power Supply Calibration, Efficiency Scans

with DAQ Card and LabView Software----------------------------Ferguson 113

Station E – Individual school logistics, autumn data taking, analysis ------- Ferguson 114

Station F – Rooftop box building----------------------------------------Ferguson 02, Outside

Group 1 – Mt. Michael, Omaha Westside, Creighton

Group 2 – Keya Paha, Lincoln High

Group 3 – Spalding, Waterloo

Group 4 – McPherson, visitors from the Netherlands, Turkey

Group 5 – Bancroft-Rosalie, Loup, Lincoln Southwest

Group 6 – Anselmo Merna, Scottsbluff, Zoo School

  • How to find where you go for lab sessions:

  • Find which group (1, 2, …) you are in

  • Agenda page 2

  • For a given time slot, find which session (A, B, ..)

  • your group goes to

  • Agenda page 1

  • Find where this session meets

  • Agenda page 2

The Cosmic Ray Observatory ProjectHigh Energy Physics GroupThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2004 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

Daily Attendance

  • You are expected to attend each day of the

  • workshop from Monday, July 18, through

  • Friday, July 22.

  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Please sign the attendance sheet at the beginning

  • of each day (for reporting to the National Science

  • Foundation)

  • If you must be absent for a day due to illness,

  • please contact your teacher and/or contact:

  • Greg Snow

  • Office: 402-472-6279 (with voice mail)

  • E-mail: [email protected]

  • OR

  • Dan Claes

  • Office: 402-472-2783 (with voice mail)

  • E-mail:[email protected]


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

Payment of Stipends

  • Stipends for students and teachers will be paid

  • a couple of weeks after the end of the workshop:

    • Teachers: $70.00 per full day of participation

    • Students: $46.80 per full day of participation

  • Please write your

  • Social security number

  • Current mailing address

  • Signature

  • on your Expense Voucher today


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

Daily Attendance Sign-in Sheet

Date: Monday, July 18

NameSignature


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

Other practical matters

  • Parking

  • Lunch tickets for student union

  • Time in computer lab in Hamilton Hall

  • Marilyn has a number of physics books that

  • people can pick up – free! This is the library of

  • retiring Prof. Bob Fuller. See Marilyn in

  • 314 Ferguson

  • Passes to UNL sports and recreation center are

  • available for $3.00 for the week. Please see

  • Marilyn to sign up.


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

CROP 2005 Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2005

Other practical matters

  • Note taking in notebook provided

    • Take notes during lectures and lab activities

    • Standard practice in scientific research

    • Write down questions and ask CROP

    • staff anytime

    • Useful for presentations to classes at your

    • school


Crop 2005 summer workshop july 18 22 2005

UNL City Campus

Recreation Center

Hamilton Hall

Richards Hall

Brace Hall

Neihardt Dorm

Ferguson Hall


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