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March 2022 - May 2022

Even though the Standard Model of Particle Physics is incredibly successful and provides extremely accurate predictions for many physical quantities and mechanisms, the model is known to be incomplete. For instance, it fails in explaining the…

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March 2022 - May 2022

For the first time since the launch of the FCC feasibility study, the FCC physics community gathered to reflect the status and achievements of FCC Physics, Experiments, and Detectors studies and initiate new activities.  The fifth FCC Physics…

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March 2022 - May 2022

Magnetic monopoles (MMs) are hypothetical fundamental particles that carry isolated magnetic charge that are arguably the most important particle yet to be discovered. In 1931 Dirac first showed that a  MM was compatible with quantum mechanics [1]…

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March 2022 - May 2022

The EP-ESE group has finalized the development of a 64 channel picosecond TDC (Time to Digital Converter) ASIC and 20 thousand pieces have been produced. One of the key challenges for future HEP experiments is the development of very high time…

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March 2022 - May 2022

Over two years ago we wondered if a new era for calorimetry was starting [1]. Compelled by the results reported in the Technical Design Report (TDR) of the High Granularity Calorimeter (HGCAL) for the upgrade of the CMS detector in Phase-2 of the…

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March 2022 - May 2022

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), now under construction, is a long baseline neutrino experiment with a near detector at Fermilab and far detector at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota to observe neutrinos…

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March 2022 - May 2022

The majority of atomic nuclei exist away from the valley of beta-stability, so it is perhaps unsurprising that in studying them nuclear physicists have discovered emerging phenomena not seen in stable nuclei. Changing shell structure, evolving…

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March 2022 - May 2022

A new forward high-resolution calorimeter, called FoCal (Forward Calorimeter) is being planned [1,2] as one of the two upgrade projects for the ALICE experiment that are aiming for installation during the LS3 (2026-2028) for physics data taking in…

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March 2022 - May 2022

Data handling and processing for the FCC-ee Introduction The integrated Future Circular Collider study will bring about giant steps forward in many technical and engineering fields. The operation at the Z-pole of the FCC-ee machine will deliver the…

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March 2022 - May 2022

Over the past year, semiconductor prices have been surging in Europe as demand increases globally. While this is happening with most products, it's been a larger problem given the role of semiconductors in most electronics, such as consumer…

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