R&D on Experimental Technologies

EP department is launching a strategic R&D programme on technologies for future experiments. This initiative, which spans an initial 5-years period from 2020 onwards, covers detector hardware, electronics, software and detector magnets for new experiments and detector upgrades beyond LHC phase II.

In two public workshops held in 2018, the work programme was shaped in a bottom-up process which took into account the input and feedback of many colleagues from the HEP community. Many developments are carried out in cooperation with external groups. The work programme is documented in a detailed R&D report. A 10-pages summary was submitted as input to the European Strategy Group.

The funding of the programme has been clarified. The gradual start of the actual R&D activities is foreseen for January 2020. The work is organised in 11 work packages (see table below). A steering committee (see table on the right hand side) oversees all essential aspects of the programme. 


  Work Packages WP leaders & deputies Mailing Lists WG site *)
1.1 Novel hybrid Silicon detectors Victor Coco, Paula Collins EP-RDET-WG1-Si WG1-Si
1.2 Monolithic depleted  Silicon sensors Christian Joram, Francois Vasey idem idem
1.3 Silicon Modules  Petra Riedler, Dominik Dannheim idem idem
1.4 Silicon simulation and characterisation Michael Moll, Dominik Dannheim idem idem
2 Gas detectors Eraldo Oliveri, Christoph Rembser EP-RDET-WG2-Gas WG2-Gas
3 Calorimetry and light based detectors Martin Aleksa, Carmelo d'Ambrosio EP-RDET-WG3-Cal-Light WG3-Cal-Light
4 Detector Mechanics Corrado Gargiulo, Paolo Petagna EP-RDET-WG4-Mech WG4-Mech
5 IC technologies Michael Campbell, Federico Faccio EP-RDET-WG5-IC WG5-IC
6 High Speed Links Paolo Moreira, Jan Troska EP-RDET-WG6-Links WG6-Links
7 Software Graeme Stewart, Jakob Blomer EP-RDET-WG7-Software WG7-Software
8 Detector Magnets Herman Ten Kate, Benoit Cure EP-RDET-WG8-Magnets WG8-Magnets

*) Access to WG sharepoint sites is restricted to members of the respective WG mailing lists. When signing up to a mailing list, expect a small delay before access to the WG site will be granted.

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