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NSF Review of Milagro. July 18-19 Los Alamos, NM. What is Being Reviewed. NSF – How long to continue to operate? 1 or 2 more years Option 1 means using last year of operations funding for D&D Us – General review of technique Includes view of our accomplishments View of our future

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Nsf review of milagro

NSF Review of Milagro

July 18-19

Los Alamos, NM

Gus Sinnis


What is being reviewed

What is Being Reviewed

  • NSF – How long to continue to operate?

    • 1 or 2 more years

    • Option 1 means using last year of operations funding for D&D

  • Us – General review of technique

    • Includes view of our accomplishments

    • View of our future

      • 1-2 more years of Milagro ops

      • miniHAWC startup

Gus Sinnis


Structure of review

Structure of Review

  • June 18

    • 9am ~1 hour at LANL

      • Overview of physics and timeline of review

      • Overview of operations

    • Site visit and lunch (4 hours including travel)

    • 2pm Resume talks at LANL

  • June 19

    • Talks on future

    • Wrap-up

    • Meeting between Boyd, Whitmore, and Bowles

Gus Sinnis


Milagro talks

Milagro Talks

  • Geared on physics

    • Answer the questions

      • What are our capabilities?

      • What have we done to date

      • What do we lose if we turn Milagro off?

      • What do we gain with 2 more years of operations

    • Talks must be concise and to the point

      • 20 minutes is all you get and expect to be interrupted often

Gus Sinnis


Milagro talks1

Milagro Talks

  • Overview and outline of review

  • Operations including daq system and data pipelining/online processing and analysis

  • Techniques talks

    • Background rejection: X2, AX4, pChi

      • Importance of outriggers (AX4)

      • High S/B data set (35%!!)

    • Energy Spectra

      • Convince them we can do it!

      • Based on distribution of signal in X2 space

      • If available – based on outriggers and event-by-event measurement

Gus Sinnis


Milagro talks2

Milagro Talks

  • GRB Physics

    • Online untriggered

    • Offline triggered

    • Emphasize SWIFT results and why we need 2 more years

  • Extended sources

    • Cygnus region

    • EGRET unID region (what does HESS see?)

  • Large-scale Anisotropy

  • Galactic plane

    • What do we gain by 2 more years?

    • What can we say about energy spectrum?

    • What physics does this address

Gus Sinnis


Milagro talks3

Milagro Talks

  • Future Plans

    • HAWC and miniHAWC

    • Tests to be done using Milagro

  • Wrap-up

    • Summarize our accomplishments

    • Emphasize our strengths

      • Extended sources

      • GRBs

Gus Sinnis


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