Photo Credit: Elliott McCrory
College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Home: Belmont, MA
Mentor: Brendan Casey
Who I am: I am a rising senior at Cornell University majoring in physics and mathematics. For the past two years I have been working in the Muon g-2 group at Cornell under the supervision of Professors David Rubin and Lawrence Gibbons. I plan on attending graduate school in physics, and hope to pursue research studying advanced accelerator concepts.
Research: The extraction of the anomalous magnetic moment aμ of the muon in the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment relies on ωa, the frequency of the muons' spin precession about their momenta. Due to a beam energy spread of 0.1%, ωa requires a correction for the effect of a radial electric field, which is accomplished via a modified Fourier analysis of the so-called fast rotation signal. I developed a rigorous theoretical treatment of the analysis for the case of beams with longitudinal spread and beams detected at late times, as well as considered the numerical extension of the method and applied it to data from simulations and the recent commissioning run.