Workshop on: Spectrum, Presentation, Analysis, Manipulation, and Simulation (SPAMS)
|Lecturers/facilitators:||Dr Tanya Hutton (Dept. of Physics, UCT), Dr Pete Jones (Dept. of Subatomic Physics, iThemba LABS), Dr Philippos Papadakis (Univ. of Liverpool), Dr Carl Unsworth (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK )|
|Venue:||Auditorium and Computer Lab, iThemba LABS|
Students will be introduced briefly to different data acquisition systems used in nuclear physics experiments involving gamma-‐ray spectrometry. Ways to analyze these spectra to determine energy calibrations, peak areas, efficiency calibrations and peak-‐to-‐total ratios, amongst others, will be discussed. Ways to convert spectra from one format to another (for software compatibility) and to present publication/presentation quality spectra will also be discussed. Students will also be given a brief introduction to spectrum simulation. The workshop will involve a mix of lectures and student hands-‐on work in the iThemba LABS Computer Lab.
For more information see the announcement.