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MINNESOTA WORK

The Minnesota MINOS group played an important role in numerous areas of the NuMI/MINOS design, construction, and commissioning.

Hardware Software Analysis


Hardware

Minnesota was involved in much of the MINOS hardware design, fabrication, and installation. Most notably, Minnesota hosted a scintillator factory, participated in the steel and scintillator module design, and supplied a large fraction of the labor for installation.

Scintillator and Module Factory

MINOS employed three module factories to manufacture the active detector components, one located at Caltech, one at Argonne, and one at the University of Minnesota.

Installation

The entire mine crew, who were responsible for assembling the MINOS detector, and the Minnesota postdocs and grad students, who were a continuous presence during the entire assembly and commissioning period, played an indispensable role in making MINOS a reality.

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Software

Several Minnesota collaborators are members of the MINOS core software group, and Minnesota also boasts numerous physicist programmers.

Neugen

Hugh Gallagher, a former Minnesota graduate student and postdoc, is one of the primary developers of Neugen (Neutrino Event Generator), a core component of the MINOS Monte Carlo framework.

Database

Pete Border focused on database design and development.

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Analysis

Graduate Students

Minnesota has numerous graduate students, and their analysis topics run the gamut of neutrino physics.

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