Elizabeth Butler Works on EBEX Experiment

Elizabeth_Butler.JPGNMU Physics major, Elizabeth Butler, worked this summer on the EBEX experiment for the University of Minnesota, creating software to analysis time data. EBEX is a polarimeter designed to look at the cosmic microwave background radiation in hopes of finding traces of gravitional waves in the modes of polarization. Through her research, she found that the time data was not consistent, and that a section of the data was actually incomprehensible, and thus the detector data associated with that time data is essentially lost data. All this was done using Python.