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CHIPS: A new EP-ESE service for the HEP community

by Xavi Llopart Cudie (CERN)

The CERN-HEP IC design Platform and Services (CHIPS) presented a five-year plan to meet the challenges of present and future CMOS designs for HEP experiments and provide support to the community.

Succesfful assembly of first prototypes of radiation hard optical links for the LHC upgrade programme paves the way for production in 2020. 

Machine learning for new Detector Technologies

by Sandro Marchioro (CERN, ESE group)

Reflecting on the boundaries between the analog and digital world and how new machine-learning techniques could affect the design of detectors for future experiments. 

Silicon photonics for high-energy physics experiments

by Andrea Kraxner (CERN), Jan Troska (CERN)

Silicon Photonics seems to be a quite promising candidate for use in optical links in future HEP experiments.


The workshop on medical applications of spectroscopic X-ray detectors (specXray) brings together specialists in the field from physics, medical research and industry meet to exchange experience and knowledge. 

Electronics experts come together at Antwerp

by Philippe Farthouat (CERN)

New electronic developments for particle physics were discussed at the TWEPP-18 Workshop.

Developing new electronics for the CMS tracking system

by Panos Charitos. Kostas Kloukinas

An ongoing R&D programme aims to tackle the challenges of tracking and identifying new particles with the CMS detector in the challenging environment of HL-LHC. 

VeloPix, a new hybrid pixel readout ASIC for the LHCb upgrade

by Paula Collins, Jan Buytaert

Designing a new readout ASIC called VeloPix, for the LHCb experiment. 

A bright future for microelectronics at CERN

by Panos Charitos

Advancements in microelectronics have been instrumental in the success of the LHC experiments while future energy and intensity frontier colliders pose certain challenges and call for further developments.

HL-LHC and future colliders call for more sophisticated experimental technologies. CERN has launched a process to define its R&D programme on new experimental technologies from 2020 onwards.