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A word from the EP Deputy Department Head - March 2022

Dear Colleagues in EP,

Welcome to the first edition of the EP newsletter in 2022. As I write, the laboratory is starting to feel busier...


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Interviews & Features

Progress towards a new calorimeter concept for the upgrade of CMS

The CMS HGCAL will inaugurate a new era in particle physics calorimeter. 

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DUNE prototype activities at the Neutrino Platform

Capitalizing on the important R&D done in the last four years new solutions emerged for the second DUNE Far Detector (FD2) module.

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Towards a FoCal for the ALICE experiment

Designing an extremely fine-grained electromagnetic calorimeter using CMOS pixel sensors for the ALICE experiment.

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Data handling and processing for the FCC-ee

An overview of the status and future challenges of the FCC-ee software requirements.

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HEP responds to the global chips crisis

CERN's EP-ESE group is working together with the foundry suppliers to mitigate the effects of the global crisis in today’s dynamic environment.

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Sub 25-ps timing with PICOSEC Micromegas gaseous detectors

Discussing status and impact of the diverse R&D programme on numerous aspects of the PICOSEC Micromegas detectors.

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Results from the experiments

Testing CPT-symmetry and the Weak Equivalence Principle with Proton/Antiproton Clock Comparisons

BASE’s latest measurement campaign improves precision in measurements of the proton-to-antiproton charge-to-mass ratio.   

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MoEDAL’s Searches for Magnetic Monopoles Produced via The Schwinger Mechanism

Results from a recent search for MMs via the Schwinger Mechanism profiting from detector advancements and new theoretical tools.

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LHCb VELO: “One down, one to go”

Gearing up for the the installation and comissioning of the LHCb VELO detector.

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64 channel picosecond time resolution instrumentation in 25 milligrams of silicon

EP-ESE group has finalized the development of a 64 channel picosecond TDC ASIC that aims to tackle the need for compactness and extreme time precision

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ISOLDE's Solenoidal Spectrometer (ISS): a new tool for studying exotic nuclei

The ISOLDE Solenoidal Spectrometer (ISS) was fully commissioned in 2021 and is expected to shed more light on the properties of fundamental nuclear interactions.

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ATLAS New Small Wheel upgrade advances

The successful installation of the ATLAS NEWS follows nearly a decade of design and construction, and marks a major milestone in ATLAS’ high-luminosity era.

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Special Features

 

New precise measurements of CP violation and mixing in beauty and charm decays at LHCb

Discussing the latest results of the novel LHCb beauty and charm combination that provides world leading constraints on the CP violation angle gamma and charm mixing parameters.

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Non-resonant searches open new avenues in the hunt for axion-like particles

Benefits from extenting the non-resonant searches for ALPs at the LHC to measurements of Vector Boson Scattering.

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Highlights from the fifth FCC Physics Workshop

A week-long event discussed the physics programme of the proposed FCCs and identified pathways on detector R&D. 

 

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