R&D on Experimental Technologies

EP department has launched an R&D programme on new Detector Technologies. This initiative, which spans a 5-years period from 2020 onwards (with a possible extension by another 5 years), covers detector hardware, electronics and software for new experiments and detector upgrades beyond LHC phase II.

Eight working groups have formed for the key themes. They are studying the state of the art, limitations and main challenges in the various domains and define an ambitious and focused work programme with milestones, deliverables and resource estimates.

Interested colleagues - no matter if engineer or physicist, staff or user, at CERN or elsewhere - are invited to contribute to the definition of the R&D programme. Please inscribe to a mailing list below. There is also a general email list for those, who just want to be informed about progress and events: EP-RDET-General

In Workshop 1 (16 March 2018) with more than 460 registered participants, we discussed a large variety of technological options. In the 2nd Workshop  (held on 25 September) the working groups presented concrete work plans for each of the 8 themes and also a draft version of the R&D report.

The final version of the R&D report in available here. A 10-pages summary has been submitted as input to the European Strategy Group. 

During summer 2018, the ECFA Detector Panel has conducted a survey about detector R&D for particle and astroparticle physics. The rsults of the survey and a 10-pages summary which has been submitted to the European Strategy Group is available at this link.  

Working Groups Convenors Mailing Lists WG site *)
Silicon detectors Heinz Pernegger, Luciano Musa, Petra Riedler,  Dominik Dannheim EP-RDET-WG1-Si WG1-Si
Gas detectors Christoph Rembser, Eraldo Oliveri EP-RDET-WG2-Gas WG2-Gas
Calorimetry and light based detectors Martin Aleksa, Carmelo d'Ambrosio EP-RDET-WG3-Cal-Light WG3-Cal-Light
Detector Mechanics Corrado Gargiulo, Antti Onnela EP-RDET-WG4-Mech WG4-Mech
IC technologies Federico Faccio, Michael Campbell EP-RDET-WG5-IC WG5-IC
High Speed Links Paolo Moreira, Francois Vasey EP-RDET-WG6-Links WG6-Links
Software Graeme Stewart, Jakob Blomer EP-RDET-WG7-Software WG7-Software
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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