Nurhana Tajuddin, Durham
Good to hear from you. Hmm, about my skills.
I am quite proficient with Fortran, but no other programming languages. In
addition to the courses taught as part of my university course, I also spent
six weeks over the summer of almost solid programming and simulating as a part
of my summer student placement in the computational cosmology research group.
I am doing a theoretical physics course, so I haven't done a practical for
about a year. However, I did do another student placement last summer at my
university which was largely experimental work. During this eight week period,
I learnt and used the basic functions of equipments such as an electron
microscope and an impedence spectroscope.
Both placements involved a lot of analysis work, which I rather enjoyed. So I
would prefer analysis, simulation work for the project, but would also love
some experience with detector hardware. As for the detector knowledge, I'm
afraid it's very basic, but I am keen to learn.
I guess that's about it. If I haven't answered all your questions, just let me
Looking forward to meeting you and doing the project.
Quoting Peter Zumbruch <P.Zumbruch@gsi.de>:
'> my name is Peter Zumbruch and I will be your tutor during your stay at GSI.
'> I have just finished my PHD and I am working as a post-doc at the HADES
'> experiment at GSI.
'> HADES is a di-electron spectrometer, designed to study primarily rare
'> decays of vector mesons produced in nucleus-nucleus into e+e-.
'> To define a proper project you can (maybe together) work on, I would
'> like to get to know something about your skills
'> (i.e. programming, frameworks, electronics, detector knowledge,
'> analysis, simulation, prior experiences, etc)
'> and your preferences, whether you rather like to analyse/simulate or do
'> At least you will get an impression of having a running experiment,
'> because at the end of your stay HADES is going to have a large-scale
'> four weeks beamtime.
'> Waiting for your answers,
'> best regards.
- 30 Jun 2005