GDR-Intensity Frontier lectures: tracking detectors and algorithms



Aoife Bharucha (CPT, Marseille) , Dorothea vom Bruch (Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS/IN2P3, CPPM, Marseille, France) , Francesco Polci (LPNHE) , Giulio Dujany (CNRS - IPHC) , Yasmine Amhis (IJCLab) , justine serrano (Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS/IN2P3, CPPM, Marseille, France)

Tracking detectors and algorithms

Lectures by Jerome Baudot and Pierre Billoir

The GDR-Intensity lectures: from theory to experiment and everything in between.

This series of lectures, organized in the framework of the GDR-InF, is devoted to topics currently of considerable interest in the high-intensity frontier. Two experts will dissect a given subject entirely on the virtual blackboard, starting from the basics. The lectures are aimed at people in the early stages of their research career, in particular PhD students and postdocs, but more senior researchers are more than welcome to attend.

This is first of a planned series of lectures on how particle physics detectors work and will focus on vertex detectors, tracking detectors, and tracking algorithms.

These lectures will first provide a pedagogical introduction and some historical context to then move to more details on the state of the art and future perspectives. More details on the content of each lecture can be found in the agenda below.

These lectures will be on held on zoom only

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  • Arthur Thaller
  • Aude Glaenzer
  • Bo Fang
  • Camille Normand
  • Felicia Volle
  • Francesco Polci
  • Gaelle Khreich
  • Gaetano de Marino
  • Giulio Dujany
  • Halime Sazak
  • Hossein Afsharnia
  • Janina Nicolini
  • Jerome Baudot
  • Jessy Daniel
  • justine serrano
  • Lais Soares Lavra
  • Lucas Martel
  • Lukas Calefice
  • Maurice Coquet
  • Pascal Vincent
  • Sebastien Perrin
  • Sophie Mutzel
  • Tommaso Fulghesu
  • Tristan Miralles
  • Vlad Dedu
  • Yasmine Amhis
  • Zehua Xu
    • 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Tracking detectors: Lecture 1 2h

      During the first lecture, we will start to discuss the physical processes driving the figures of merit for tracking & vertexing systems. By studying some multi-detector implementations, we will introduce the main technologies used so far. Such examples will also lead us to understand how experimental conditions constraint tracker design choices.

      Speaker: Jerome Baudot (IPHC)
    • 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Tracking detectors: Lecture 2 2h

      In the second lecture, we will follow a more systematic approach, reviewing the current trend of developments for a selection of individual detector technologies. This panorama will allow us to conclude on the next, possibly next-to-next, level of performance reachable by future tracking systems.

      Speaker: Jerome Baudot (IPHC)
    • 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Tracking algorithms 2h

      During the last lecture we will focus on how to best exploit the information from the measurements to estimate the physical parameters we are interested in, for example the momentum of a charged particle. We will discuss how a trade off between different constraints must be found, for example obtaining an algorithm that provides enough precision and that takes an acceptable time to run.

      Speaker: Pierre Billoir (LPNHE)