Fermilab Summer Students and Teachers 2017

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Photo Credit: Elliott McCrory
Cory Cotter
Year: 2017
Program: SULI
College: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Home: Pulaski, WI
Mentor: Bradford Benson and Adam Anderson
Who I am: I am an undergraduate senior majoring in Physics, Astronomy-Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics and I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. My interests are in computer simulations of astrophysical events and at UW, I work with Professor Ellen Zweibel on galactic winds.
Research: I developed a website for the South Pole Telescope collaboration to monitor the transfer of data from the South Pole to Chicago and visualize the data through plots. The website provides the status of each observation being transferred and will include a summary page that displays the most important information of each observation. I also made a script to analyze the mapping of bolometers on the telescope to the readout electronics.