Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

August 22, 2008

Published, and Didn't Know It

A little bit bored, I went looking for any web links to my short-term life in physics, for inclusion in a tech post on web server configuration for dummies. I didn't find what I was looking for — the University of Texas finally took down my old website — but I did discovered that I've been published. And no one bothered to tell me.

In fact, there are two articles for which I am co-author, published in an obscure but peer-reviewed journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment. That's rather a mouthful, isn't it?

I distinctly recall collaborating on these papers as a grad student, primarily in doing data analysis. We were part of a collaboration that included hundreds of scientists, and I thought the papers were never going beyond that group (NuMI/MINOS). Seems two of them did:

Characterization of 1600 Hamamatsu 16-anode photomultipliers for the MINOS Far detector
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated EquipmentVolume 545, Issue 321 June 2005, Pages 852-871
K. Lang, J. Day, S. Eilerts, S. Fuqua, A. Guillen, M. Kordosky, M. Lang, J. Liu, W. Opaska, M. Proga, P. Vahle, A. Winbow, G. Drake, J. Thomas, C. Andreopoulos, N. Saoulidou, P. Stamoulis, G. Tzanakos, M. Zois, A. Weber, et al.

A comprehensive characterization of Hamamatsu 16- and 64-anode PMTs
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers,Detectors and Associated EquipmentVolume 461, Issues 1-31 April 2001, Pages 571-573
K. Lang, J. Day, S. Eilerts, S. Fuqua, M. Kordosky, P. L. Vahle, P. Dervan, R. Saakyan, J. Thomas, M. Barker, P. S. Miyagawa, A. De Santo, A. Weber, G. Tzanakos, H. Kim, D. Michael, M. Ignatenko, V. Makeev, A. Para, R. Lee, et al.