Sara Morales Vigo

Name  Sara Morales Vigo
 PhD Student 
Address  

 CERN
 BE-BI-BL Section
 865/R-A015  
 CH-1211 Geneva 23

Phone  +41 22 76 63096 
Fax  +44 (0) 1925 86 40 37 
Email  sara.morales.vigo@cern.ch

 

 

Background

Sara Morales Vigo obtained her Degree in Physics from the University of Sevilla in July 2020. Previously, she had also attended the University of Bordeaux for one year as part of the Erasmus program, undertaking courses from both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physics.

She was an intern student of the Electromagnetism and Electronics Department of the Faculty of Physics from the University of Sevilla, working in the study of MOSFET transistors technologies during the academic year 2018-2019.

Later that year, she obtained a Technical Student position at CERN, where she started working in March 2019 as part of the Beam Instrumentation group, in the Beam Loss section. She was in charge of the analysis of the signals from the LHC Beam Loss Monitors stored in Run 2 (2015-2018), with the purpose of assessing the aging of the monitors due to radiation. Her project also included determining the areas with higher dose rates and the dose dependence on machine parameters such as luminosity or beam intensity. She wrote her degree thesis on this topic, obtaining the maximum grade from the committee and graduating with honours.

Following her work, she developed a Python package for LHC beam loss signal analysis and a Graphical User Interface to simplify the visualization of the results of this analysis and improve LHC beam loss monitors diagnostics.

She joined the QUASAR Group in September 2020 as a PhD student within a program shared between the University of Liverpool / Cockcroft Institute and CERN, where she will be based. During her studies she will develop a global calibration and loss pattern recognition algorithms for the LHC Beam Loss Monitors, which will be applied in the next LHC run.