Summary of research carried out by the NA62 Group at Glasgow PPE
We contribute to a wide range of topics, including Grid simulations, MC software, and physics analysis.
A complex custom-built job submission and management system, with built-in resource optimisation, file catalogue, detailed accounting, etc. Visit the production portal.
Employing combinations of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods for physics event selection, with the aim of improving experimental yield and measurement accuracy. See the LFTM project
Rigorous comparisons between experimental data and MC simulations, to verify the accurate implementation of the detector model and responses in the simulation software. For details see this page.
Improvements of the resolution in missing mass and and gamma- gamma mass as result of constrained fits are demonstrated via studies of reconstructed K+ → π+ + π0 events. Details and results can be found in this paper.
Development of soft- and hardware for the L0 trigger system by B. Angelucci. Read more in this JINST paper.
MC generators for the π → lνγ process were studied, comparing existing NA62 code with PiENu and KLOE implementations. Read more in this CERN note.
Radiative Pion Decay Monte Carlo Generators for NA62
A computing Model for NA62 NA62-14-03
NA62 Grid Monte Carlo Production Tools NA62-13-12
Kinematic Fit Studies of the Channel K+ → π+ + π0 NA62-18-07