BS in Physics
Thomas D. Gutierrez
In an effort to aid in the work of the Cryogenic Underground Observatory of Rare Events (CUORE) in moving towards confirming the existence of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, a six week trip was made to Assergi, Italy to work as an Onsite Shifter for the previous generation of the experiment, CUORE-0, as well as to aid in construction of the full CUORE detector. Furthermore, to help in understanding possible sources of experimental error, work was done analyzing images taken of the glue spots on the faces of each Tellurium Oxide detector crystals (also containing the source of the decay, Tellurium-130). This work catalogued the pixel-areas of a number of the glue spots in the images, and generated histogram plots showing the variance across the glue spots.