Rene Nsanzineza


Rene worked on a project designed to study dark matter in the laboratory using the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the LHC in Geneva, Switzerland. He used Monte Carlo simulation to find a good way to separate dark matter events (signal) and other events (background) produced inside the CMS detector.


-- Rene Nsanzineza, SIST 2013


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