Kaelyn Seeley presented this year's Emil Sanielevici Lecture on March 1, 2017
Title: Study of noise thresholds on the calorimeter trigger system for the ATLAS Experiment at CERN
Abstract: The ATLAS Experiment studies proton collisions, at the highest energy achieved, to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. As such hypothetical process generically have much lower cross sections than known process, the rate of collisions will be increased 2 to 10x over the next decade. The trigger system that determines which potentially interesting events to save is being redesigned because the rate of known physics will increase with the luminosity. In my project, I investigate the effects of changing the noise threshold using information from the calorimeter subsystem.
Sergiu Sanielevici and Kaelyn Seeley