Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics '14

The Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics 2014 (TIPP 2014) conference was held in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from June 2-6. TIPP 2014 was the third in the new series of international conferences on detector and instrumentation under the auspices of  IUPAP. The TIPP conference series, the science driven cross-disciplinary conference, started in Tsukuposterba, Japan in 2009 (TIPP 2009), while the second conference was in Chicago in 2011 (TIPP 2011). The conference aim is to provide a stimulating atmosphere for scientists and engineers from around the world. The program focus is on all areas of detector development and instrumentation in particle physics, astro-particle physics and closely related fields, in particular:
  • Accelerator-based high energy physics
  • Non-accelerator particle physics and particle astrophysics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Experiments with synchrotron radiation and neutrons
  • Instrumentation and monitoring of particle and photon beams
  • Applications in photon science, biology, medicine, and engineering

It is increasingly important for the field to form industrial partnerships that may lead to transformational new technologies. This medium-sized conference brings together experts from the scientific and industrial communities to discuss current work and to plan for the future. The conference includes plenary invited talks and parallel tracks with contributions outlining state-of-the-art developments in different areas.  The program is centered around five central themes:

  1. SENSORS. Dedicated to recent developments in various detector technologies. Individual sessions will cover detectors based on absorption of electromagnetic or hadronic showers in dense media, on charge collection in semiconductor devices, on signal generation in gaseous media, on photon detection, and other novel technologies. Typical examples are sampling, crystal calorimeters, and dual-readout calorimeters; silicon strips and pixel detectors; proportional and time-projection chambers; phototubes and silicon photo-multipliers.
  2. EXPERIMENTS. Multi-component detector systems and upgrades to existing detectors. This theme includes overview talks from the major experiments and projects across the fields (collider experiments and upgrades, intensity frontier experiments, astrophysics and cosmology, neutrinos, dark matter searches, gravitational waves,  large scale R&D projects , etc). We encourage contributions illustrating the  limitations of the current experiments and focus on ideas on how to break these barriers.
  3. DATA PROCESSING. This theme includes all aspects of data processing that act in combination with detectors: front-end electronics for amplification and signal conditioning; electronics, firmware and software for event triggering and data acquisition; data storage and preservation.
  4. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. This theme focuses on novel technologies that, albeit not yet extensively used in existing detectors, may offer solutions to overcome some of the present technological barriers. Typical examples are processes to achieve 3D integration, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, novel techniques for the cooling of detectors and electronics, usage of photonics for light detection and the transmission of signals, and technologies from other fields of science that seem to hold a potential for particle physics.
  5. IMPACT ON OTHER SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. Although large experiments designed and operated over decades do not always allow operation at the forefront of technology, a large number of experts in leading labs in particle physics are nevertheless active on this frontier.  As a result, new sensor and chip development, precision mechanics, and computing developments did find their way to industry and society (e.g. material science, health care and biology). Conversely, the particle physics community profits from advances in industry like smaller CMOS technology.  This conference themes wishes to bring forward the question: can particle physics labs and industry move from the present situation of mutual interest  toward a more integrated strategy?

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Nikhef FOM Juniper IUPAP wiener IsegPhilips Uni Sheffield ASML PanAlytical Desy CAENELS GOTOPEO HZC Hamamatsu Elsevier Caenmetorx scionix
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