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The Curious Cryogenic Fish

The idea of the Curious Cryogenic Fish dates back to 2017. While observing the complex detectors and instrumentation being assembled for the ProtoDUNE experiments at the CERN Neutrino Platform, I started thinking that it would have been great to…

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EP launches new R&D programme on Detector Technologies

Progress in fundamental physics calls for pushing the current state-of-the-art for detectors, and developing new technologies that would boost the efficiency while reducing the cost and the environmental impact of future experiments. For future…

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Deep Neural Networks for particle reconstruction in high-granularity calorimeters

Precision measurements in high energy physics as well as an increasing amount of searches for new phenomena rely on a precise reconstruction of the event that caused a particular signature in the detector. Particle flow algorithms [1, 2, 3, 4] aim to…

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Upgrade of the EP Irradiation Facilities: The Gamma Irradiation Facility GIF++

In the spirit of the ongoing LS2, the time without particle beams is currently used to significantly upgrade the two CERN Irradiation facilities run by EP-DT, namely IRRAD and GIF++.  Both facilities deliver essential services to the HEP community,…

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A new home for GEM detectors at CERN

Since the beginning of  2019, a new building at CERN is ready to house ongoing R&D activities that will push the performance of detectors to cope with the high performance of the LHC. Building No.107 (replacing the building 102) offers a brand…

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Colour X-rays for Medicine: The 2019 specXray workshop

  The fifth workshop on Medical Applications of Spectroscopic X-ray Detectors (specXray) took place at CERN from 13 to 17th of May. Since its establishment in 2011, the workshop has brought together specialists from different but related fields…

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DT group: A year in review

In the beginning of June, the EP-DT group has published its Annual Report summarizing its yearly activities and offering an overview of major achievements and future collaborative plans. The Detector Technologies (DT) group comprises expertise in…

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Investing in detector technologies

Detector technologies are a vital component in the exploration of the fundamental laws of nature and the search for new physics that will answer some of the questions that the Standard Model leaves unanswered. Recognizing the importance of further R…

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A bright year for the EP-DT irradiation facilities

The CERN proton irradiation facility (IRRAD – www.cern.ch/ps-irrad) at the PS East Area and the new gamma irradiation facility (GIF++ - www.cern.ch/gif-irrad) at the SPS North Area have been designed and built during LS1 to cope with the increasing…

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Setting a roadmap for future detector technologies

The effort to address the remaining open questions of the Standard Model lies at the core of the HL-LHC physics programme and informs current design studies for post-LHC colliders (CLIC, FCC-ee, FCC-hh) as well as new fixed target experiments…

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