Miles Garcia Research Journal (Summer '21)


  • Met with Reshmi, Massimo, and Brian to discuss research goals for the summer
  • Began installation and setup of VEGAS from Daniela's tutorial
  • Created Twiki account
  • From Group meeting: Continued to finalize research goals. Access to VERITAS GRB spreadsheet.
  • Continued to try and set up VEGAS.
  • Met with Daniela about VEGAS setup issues, refered these issues to Deivid over Slack also.
  • Began looking at GCN's and VERITAS GRB Spreadsheet
  • Got access to VERITAS data from UCLA for VEGAS setup.
  • Continued setting up VEGAS (Stages 1-5 look good now)
  • Continued to cross-reference VERITAS-observed GRB's with GCN's
  • Looked through 2020 VERITAS/VHE Observations & pSCT Presentation slides (Summer 2020 Colloquium Series)
  • Ran VEGAS Stage 6 with Crab Data, worked properly this time (multiple runs included)
  • Continued to cross-reference VERITAS-observed GRB's with GCN's (went through all 2021 GRBs not on the spreadsheet)
  • Attended Reshmi's talk for Barnard Lecture Series
  • Looked through plots generated by VEGAS stage 6 for Crab Data
6/11: 6/12:
  • Finished REU Intro Presentation
  • Finished slides for Monday group meeting
  • Started looking at Peter Cogan's thesis to look at VEGAS Analysis stuff
  • REU Lunch-- presented my project information, background on GRBs
  • Group Meeting-- presented info on VERITAS GRB Observations, next steps (choosing what GRBs to analyze), and readings I did on GRBs. Came up with some steps for deciding what other GRBs to do analysis on.
  • Looked at spreadsheet of VERITAS GRB Observations to get an idea of what information is missing (and can be filled in)-- specifically for Swift GRBs
  • REU Lecture on Dark Matter
  • Met with Reshmi about accessing VERITAS data (elogs, loggen), steps to get started with choosing GRBs
  • Read parts of article Colin sent about short GRBs from BNS
  • Started looking at Tevcat & VERITAS data
-- Miles Garcia - 2021-06-08


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