Tag archive: detector R&D

New CALICE calorimeter sees beam

| 31 May 2018 Particle physics will always need calorimeters, so particle physicists are always trying to optimise, tweak and update their calorimeter systems for the best possible measurements. The CALICE collaboration plays a leading role in this, and their most recent prototype for a hadronic calorimeter has just been completed and is now at CERN for a round of tests in the test beam. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mark Thomson to lead STFC

1 March 2018 Mark Thomson, professor for Experimental Particle physics at the University of Cambridge, will lead the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC from 1 April 2018. Thomson is an expert for particle flow calorimetry and detector development for future colliders like ILC and CLIC and is currently co-spokesperson for the DUNE collaboration. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Calorimeter under telescope scrutiny

| 3 November 2016 While the CALICE collaboration is still busy analysing the data taken at last year’s big test campaign the team planning the hadronic calorimeter for the ILD detector are already gathering new data. This time they looked at the performance of a few prototype layers in a test beam connected to a beam telescope. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

SiD optimisation group moves towards new detector model after PNNL meeting

| 20 October 2016 SiD, one of the two planned detectors for the ILC, decided at the end of last year to change their simulation and reconstruction framework. At a recent meeting at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the US the optimisation group got their heads round simulations, detector and physics studies in the new software framework. This is an important step towards SiD's technical design report. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Powering detector developments

| 22 September 2016 There’s a fitting phrase for the funding landscape of international high-energy physics projects: “It’s complicated.” Hitoshi Yamamoto, Director for Physics and Detectors in the Linear Collider Collaboration, describes the various sources of financial support, especially for developing future detectors, and where all of them stand. His advice: use all the opportunities there are. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

See you, summer students

| 8 September 2016 Summer is drawing to a close, and with it ends another season that often turns lab life on its head and has changed many people’s lives: summer student season. As the students from around the world finish off their projects, present their work to their fellow students and stock up on lab t-shirts, some leave with the certainty that they will return to do particle physics one day. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Bump or no bump

| 11 August 2016 High Energy Physics (HEP) has always been a field with great discoveries and the field seems to be ‘storming’ forward as some attendees of this ICHEP declared. Not only new LHC results were the center point of this conference but also the discovery of gravitational waves, new neutrino measurements and of course future facilities like the ILC and CLIC. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The new ILD structure

| 23 June 2016 The International Large Detector (ILD) is one of two detector concepts which are under study for the International Linear Collider. ILD started about ten years ago with the merger of two different concept groups. The concept group developed a detector design which was documented in the ILC’s Technical Design Report TDR. Over the past few months ILD has given itself a new structure, to address the future challenges of the ILC project. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Impressions from Santander

| 9 June 2016 You cannot miss that there was a big linear collider meeting last week: the Director's Corner gives a summary of results and the Feature highlights a key decision taken during the workshop. Here are some visual impressions of the week, including from the Japanese-Spanish industrial forum on accelerator technologies and advanced detector instrumentation, the opening and some of the sessions. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , ,

Cool sensors: new silicon detectors have their fridges built in

| 12 May 2016 Silicon-based devices for the detection of charged particles form the core of every modern collider experiment. As position-sensitive devices get thinner and thinner, supports and services must be more and more integrated into the sensor itself. IFIC Valencia, HLL-MPG Munich and Bonn University show the viability and cooling performance of a process that integrates the cooling channels in the active silicon sensor. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,
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