University of Minnesota
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Jan Zirnstein

PAN 332 (office), 624-0511
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About My Work

I'm working with the NOvA collaboration on furthering our understanding of neutrino oscillations. Specifically, I'm helping design flexible triggers for our far detector data acquisition that are independent from the beam spill timing signals of the Accelerator Division at Fermilab. This provides an important back up, should our clocks ever get skewed by more than a few microseconds, as well as opening up the experiment to look for physics completely unrelated to beam neutrino events, such as supernovae and magnetic monopoles.


B.S. Physics & Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009.