IAESTE Students at IEAP

Apr. 1st, 2019 - Apr. 2nd, 2019

Mathematical Engineering student, Catalina Lesmes Ramírez is currently doing her internship in the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics Czech Technical University in Prague (IEAP CTU in Prague), Czech Republic, where her main task is to analyze data generated by the ATLAS experiment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN. Due to her good performance she has been sent to Switzerland to present the results to this organization.

 ATLAS is one of the particle detectors of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Geneva (Switzerland). In this project almost 3000 engineers and 181 institutes around the world collaborate, one of them is IEAP CTU in Prague. There, in the heart of Europe, Catalina Lesmes, Mathematical Engineering student is now doing her internship. Her job consists on analyzing data, which is important to the development of the experiment.

 “The main idea is to know how many protons have collided in certain time period. One of the ways of knowing that is taking count of the new particles that are found in certain detectors, in my case I work with the detector Timepix 3”

 The student’s contribution was to prevent statistical errors by eliminating noisy pixels in the detector and show how this can improve the analysis. The contribution was well accepted by the institute, which is why she was assigned to go the Medipix collaboration open meeting at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland to present her results.

 The institute where Catalina Lesmes is working invests on subatomic experimental physics and particle physics. The main objective of the ATLAS
experiment is to prove the Standard Model of Particle Physics predictions.

 To Catalina, who has dreamed of working at CERN and their experiments, it has been a great accomplishment to be able to present her contribution.



The original article (in Spanish) by author Laura Alejandra Correa Hernández can be found at the following link:


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