BIST Workshop on Detector Technologies
for High Energy Physics

– July 12th 2019

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is organizing a one-day workshop on “Detector Technologies for High Energy Physics”, taking place on Friday July 12th 2019. The goal of the event, which will be hosted at BIST Head Quarters in Barcelona, is to explore novel technologies from the Material Science and Nanotechnology side that can make a disruptive impact on High Energy Physics instrumentation, sparking collaborations between different groups working on detector technology and related topics. The workshop is coordinated by Dmitri Efetov (ICFO), Sebastian Grinstein (IFAE), Thorsten Lux (IFAE) and Klaas-Jan Tielrooij (ICN2).

The program will feature several main talks contributed by the participating BIST institutes, starting with the description of experimental techniques currently exploited by the high energy physics community, from accelerator based experiments (ATLAS at CERN´s LHC) to gravitational waves detectors (VIRGO). This will be followed by presentations of detector schemes based on new emerging materials, such as 2D materials. The workshop will be closed by an open discussion session and some drinks.

Attending the workshop is free of charge. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please sign up online. If you are interested in actively participating with an oral contribution, we encourage you to contact one of the organizers.

See you there!

Preliminary program

Session 1 (High-energy physics and detectors)

1. Sebastian Grinstein (IFAE, confirmed): high-energy physics experiments in general and the type of detectors that are needed/used; then specifically about solid-state detectors: requirements and technologies (30 min)

2. Thorsten Lux (IFAE, confirmed): liquid/gas detectors for high-energy physics: requirements and state of the art technologies (30 min)

3. Mario Martinez (IFAE, confirmed): gravitational waves detectors, their requirements and instrumentation needs (30 min)

Coffee break

Session 2 (Detectors based on 2D materials)

1. Klaas-Jan Tielrooij (ICN2, confirmed): graphene photo-thermoelectric detection (20 min)

2. Dmitri Efetov (ICFO, confirmed): graphene Josephson Junctions for radio-astronomy (20 min)

3. Stijn Goossens (ICFO, TBC): graphene-CMOS-integrated light detectors (20 min)

4. Postdoc of Javier Garcia de Abajo (ICFO, TBC): light and heated carriers in graphene (20 min)

Lunch break

Session 3 (Miscellaneous)

1. Jose Antonio Garrido (ICN2, confirmed): noise characteristics of 2D materials (20 min)

2. Pol Forn Diaz (BSC, confirmed): extremely low-noise cryo-electronics (20 min)

3. Clivia Sotomayor (ICN2, confirmed): heat dissipation control (20 min)

4. Student talks (optional)

Coffee break

Session 4

Guided discussions with the aim of generating projects


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