By participating in CSSP, I am excited to attend lectures featuring internationally renowned lecturers, to meet people around the world, to learn new things and improve my knowledge and participating in many programmes under CSSP to gain experience.
Receiving the invitation to the CERN Summer School Program (CSSP) was a joyous surprise. I couldn’t believe that I will have a chance to be at the most sophisticated scientific experiment in the world and to work with some of the best scientist.
During my fourth week here, the first task in my first project was to make five circuit breakers for five MCP power supplies. During the sixth week, the second task was to assemble the connection and panels of five MCP power supplies boxes, since the power supplies only arrived on Friday of the fifth week.
For my project, I was assigned to characterise Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM), more specifically the Hamamatsu S13360-1350CS. This is the SiPM being used in the (Cosmic Ray Tagger) system that is built at CERN for the ICARUS experiment.
Basically, my assignment at CERN was divided into two sections. Determination of time differences between two hits in the same fiber and determination of a non-biased estimator for the efficiency of FACT fibers.
Vincent Tee, a Bachelor of Science (Physics) student at Universiti Malaya, has the chance to meet young scientists from around the world who will share their knowledge on various topics in particle physics and computing, both in theory and experimentation.