Fermilab Summer Students and Teachers 2017

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Photo Credit: Elliott McCrory
Reed Bowles
Year: 2017
Program: SULI
College: Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Home: Wichita, KS
Mentor: Jonathan Paley
Who I am: I am a senior majoring in physics and math at Wichita State University. I love reading, rock climbing, and teaching physics labs! I have been working on research at Fermilab for just over a year, and I aspire to achieve a Ph.D and become a professor of physics.
Research: This was a preliminary study which aimed to better understand and identify events called Neutral Current &pi0 interactions in the NOvA near detector. Research consisted of learning and applying languages and packages commonly used for particle physics data analysis. The study was able to make preliminary results towards calculating a better measurement of the cross sections for this type of interaction.