College - Author 1

College of Science and Mathematics

Department - Author 1

Physics Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Physics



Primary Advisor

Jennifer Klay, College of Science and Mathematics, Physics Department


CERN’s ALICE experiment aims to investigate the strong nuclear force through the study and production of Quark Gluon Plasma via Pb-Pb collisions. ALICE’s Fast Interaction Trigger, a group of several detectors concerned with analyzing collision events, is outfitted with the necessary materials and software for both online and offline data analysis. We simulate the detectors and all the materials in ROOT geometry to understand both machine performance and particle interactions. This allows for the analysis of secondary particle production from collision events, as well as ensuring correct placement and compatibility with other detectors and collision simulation software. This paper describes and details the development and completion for the FT0-A support structure, where measurements from the CAD files of the structure are translated into ROOT Geometry.