HGS-HIRe Power Week - Silicon Pixel Detectors - November 2023 - Castle Rauischholzhausen

Date

November 6-10, 2023

Topic

Hands-on experience with state- of-the-art silicon pixel detectors

Lecturers

Jochen Klein (CERN)
Magnus Mager (CERN)

Coordinators

Henner Büsching (HGS-HIRe)

Course Information

Lecture Content

  • principles of particle detection with semi-conductors
    • energy loss and deposit
    • charge mobility and collection
    • multiple scattering
    • type of front-end electronics
  • variants of silicon particle detectors
    • hybrid sensors
    • monolithic CMOS sensors
  • examples of recent applications at LHC
  • focus on Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS)
  • readout concepts for silicon sensors
  • reconstruction
    • clusterisation
    • tracking
    • vertexing

Laboratory Project

  • assembly of a MAPS-based telescope for cosmic ray measurements
    • using detector modules of the ALICE Inner Tracking System (as currently in use at LHC)
  • data acquisition
    • low-level communication with sensors, implementation of readout software
  • characterisation of sensors
    • noise floor
    • threshold dispersions
  • reconstruction
    • clustering (shape analysis)
    • tracking
    • efficiency measurements

Prerequisites

  • basic knowledge of particle detectors
  • interest in silicon sensors
  • basic knowledge of C(++) and python

What to bring

Please bring your own laptop.

Agenda

TBA

Practical Information

Registration

Registration is done via email to info@hgs-hire.de.

Begin/End

The scientific program of the power week starts with the first lecture on Monday, November 6, at 11:00. Please arrive well in time, preferably not later that 10:30. The power week will close on Friday afternoon around 15:00.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance.

Venue

The power week will be held at Castle Rauischholzhausen,SchloƟpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund.
Directions can be found here >.

Travel

Please arrange for individual travel to the location. You can reach the venue by public transport (bus), otherwise please try to travel by car pool. If somebody want to offer a lift, please contact the other participants of the power week via the communicated mailing list.

Accomodation

Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.

Food

Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance.
Full board is included in the power week.

What to bring additionally

Clothing: The power week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary.
Linen/towel/others: All rooms have linen and towels, no need to bring them. Shower gel, shampoo and hair dryers are not provided.

Internet

Wireless internet access is available. Please don't forget to bring your own laptop!

Expenses

All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks in the evening etc.). All meals are included.

Insurance

Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the power week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.

Participants (max. 16)

For privacy reasons we cannot display the list of participants here.
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