R&D on Experimental Technologies

The CERN EP department has launched 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 R&D activities have gradually started up in 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. More details can be found at the EP R&D website.

Annual Reports (for the first two years) can be here.


WP Work Packages WP leaders & deputies
1.1 Novel hybrid Silicon detectors Victor Coco, Paula Collins
1.2 Monolithic depleted  Silicon sensors Walter Snoeys, Michael Campbell
1.3 Silicon Modules  Dominik Dannheim,Petra Riedler
1.4 Silicon simulation and characterisation Michael Moll, Dominik Dannheim
2 Gas detectors Eraldo Oliveri, Christoph Rembser
3 Calorimetry and light based detectors Martin Aleksa, Carmelo d'Ambrosio
4 Detector Mechanics Corrado Gargiulo, Paolo Petagna
5 IC technologies Kostas Kloukinas, Davide Ceresa
6 High Speed Links Paolo Moreira, Jan Troska
7 Software Graeme Stewart, Jakob Blomer
8 Detector Magnets Benoit Cure, Matthias Mentink