Research Journal for Kayla

July 14:

  • attended some VERITAS Collaboration sessions

  • attended Massimo's summer colloquium

  • tried copying Colin's pSCT analysis software - having issues with creating a shortcut to log into cobalt

July 13:

  • In contact with Cecile Barbier to figure out SVN access issues
    • Unable to connect to repository - unclear why

  • Getting a “permission denied” message in jupyter for some code that was working fine last week

  • Continuing work with time voltage plots
    • Restructuring my file system with csvs
    • Eliminates some awkward code

July 9:

  • attended Naoko Kurahashi Neilson summer colloquium

  • talked with Massimo about SVN access issues - it seems that my SVN public key does not match the one that appears in my confirmation email
    • I need to contact Cécile Barbier for help with this

  • journal club on shock

July 8:

  • anti-racism reading group

  • continued watching consortium meeting talks

  • still having issue with SVN checkout

July 7:

  • attended Elisabetta Bissaldi summer colloquium

  • went to pSCT analysis meeting

  • used pSCT software installation manual to enable python 3

  • currently having issues with SVN checkout - unable to connect to repository

July 6:

  • watched Brent's pSCT analysis CTA consortium meeting talk

  • got SVN access
    • resolved some issues installing Anaconda on the cobalt server

  • working on learning pandas
    • figuring out how to split a dataframe by column value

July 2:

  • attended Daniel Kabat summer colloquium

  • met with Massimo to work on getting SVN access through CTA and plotting csvs

  • ran journal club

July 1:

  • anti-racism journal club

  • extracted the csv files from Massimo's file of csvs and pngs

  • began watching CTAO talks

June 30:

  • created person profile for Milutin on the VERITAS website

  • attended John Parsons summer colloquium

  • CTA account was confirmed, now waiting for SVN access (requested to change SVN key)

  • set up MobaXterm a second time, seems to be working now

June 29:

  • began pSCT Data Analysis Installation Manual
    • need SVN access from CTA - I created a CTA account, waiting for account approval

  • continued background readings

June 25:

  • attended Marcos Santander Summer Colloquium

  • completed Massimo's tutorial - found waveform minimum and time of minimum

  • talked with Massimo to discuss next steps: select all traces for 001LED, plot all traces, then build a histogram of of minimum amplitude and time of minimum amplitude

June 24:

  • gave SiPM presentation

  • attended APS webinar

  • continued background python readings

June 23:

  • went to Zsuzsa Marka Summer Colloquium

  • continued readings from Jupyter tutorial

  • finalized SiPM slides

June 22:

  • explored Jupyter Notebook, began Scipy and Numpy tutorials

  • continued readings on SiPM

June 18:

  • went through tutorial in MobaXterm with Massimo - encountered an issue with the CygUtils plugin - Moba says I need it and don't have it (I've downloaded it repeatedly, I know it's in the right folder, I'm not quite sure what's going on)

  • started getting familiar with file navigation in Moba

June 16-17:

  • reviewed SiPM slides with Massimo - discussed presentation outline, dark events, avalanche photodiodes, photon detection efficiency, breakdown voltage, overvoltage

  • went to Reshmi's Summer Colloquium talk

  • continued readings

June 15:

  • Finished SiPM slides

  • Continued thesis readings - Development of a NUV Camera for Cherenkov Telescope Applications (Massimo’s thesis)

  • Began sorting through readings and resources for Anti-racism Reading Group

June 10:

  • 9:00: read Introduction to SiPM Structure and Operation

  • 1:00-2:30: talked with Massimo about p/n junctions, photoelectric effect, GM-APGs

    • Started prep for SiPM presentation

  • Continued thesis readings

June 9:

  • 9:00-10:00: continued Unix tutorial, started exploring GNU nano

  • 10:00-10:30: met with Mukherjee to discuss SiPMs

  • 11:00-1:00, 1:45-3:00: read Miles Winter thesis

June 8

  • Continued Unix tutorial

  • Continued reading theses

  • Downloaded MobaXterm (free server - tabbed ssh terminal for Windows), explored the Demo

June 1-3:

  • Read/reviewed Peter Cogan thesis: Nanosecond Sampling of Atmospheric Cherenkov Radiation Applied to TeV Gamma-ray Observations of Blazars with VERITAS

  • Began reading Miles Winter thesis: Characterizing the Charge Spectrum of the CTA pSCT

  • Completed Vim tutorial (

  • Began working on Unix tutorial

-- Kayla Docher - 2020-06-08


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