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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Department of Physics

Department Colloquium: Dr. Steven Worm (DESY)

Lecture on: "Particle Detectors and the Path to Discovery: Detector R&D for Future Particle and Astro-Particle Physics Experiments"
When Oct 22, 2019 from 03:15 to 05:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
Where Lise-Meitner-Haus, Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin

Department Colloquium: Dr. Steven Worm (DESY) will speak about "Particle Detectors and the Path to Discovery: Detector R&D for Future Particle and Astro-Particle Physics Experiments".

Abstract

The development of precision particle detectors has allowed physicists to investigate phenomena at unprecedented scales and with ever-increasing precision. Detectors have driven advancement in the sciences, for example in particle physics where searches for Dark Matter and the discovery of the Higgs particle depend critically on innovative instrumentation. With successive technological innovations, physicist gain new insight and are able to investigate nature and the structure of matter with increasing clarity. Detection technologies based on silicon imaging are one of the latest revolutions, with capabilities that are developing quickly as a result of the connection to industry and commercial electronics. In the colloquium, I will explore this rapidly evolving technology and discuss implications for the search for Dark Matter and opportunities for other fields of science and beyond. The colloquium will provide a survey of some of the latest detector innovations, and will look at possible paths for innovation in the future such as the revolution in quantum sensing.