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Feb 15 – 18, 2022
America/Vancouver timezone
WNPPC2022 Booklet has been added. See also information about today's special guest: Dr. Eden Hennessey

Machine Learning for Noise Removal in NEWS-G

Feb 15, 2022, 10:36 AM


Dark Matter Searches Dark Matter Searches


Noah Rowe (Queen's University)


The NEWS-G experiment searches for low mass dark matter using spherical proportional counters (SPCs). The primary ionization created by a particle interacting with the gas in the SPC drifts towards a central anode. When the ions approach the anode, the electric field becomes strong enough to trigger secondary ionizations, resulting in an amplified detector signal. In this talk I will present preliminary results regarding the application of machine learning techniques for noise removal on these signals. Evaluation of these techniques include tests on simulated pulses with added noise, and quantifying model effects on physics goals such as primary ion counting and energy resolution. Successful implementation of this technique will reduce errors on event measurements (energy, drift time, etc.) and lower the analysis threshold, thereby enabling the experiment to search for lower mass dark matter events.

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Noah Rowe (Queen's University)

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