and Instrumentation in Particle Physics '14
The Technology and
Instrumentation in Particle Physics 2014 (TIPP 2014) conference was
held in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from June 2-6.
TIPP 2014 was the third in the new series of international conferences
on detector and instrumentation under the auspices of IUPAP.
The TIPP conference series, the science driven cross-disciplinary
conference, started in Tsuku
ba, Japan in 2009 (TIPP 2009
while the second conference was in Chicago in 2011 (TIPP 2011
The conference aim is to provide a stimulating atmosphere for
scientists and engineers from around the world. The program focus is on
all areas of detector development and instrumentation in particle
physics, astro-particle physics and closely related fields, in
- Accelerator-based high energy physics
- Non-accelerator particle physics and particle astrophysics
- Nuclear physics
- Experiments with synchrotron radiation and neutrons
- Instrumentation and monitoring of particle and photon beams
- Applications in photon science, biology, medicine, and
It is increasingly important for the field to form industrial
partnerships that may lead to transformational new technologies. This
medium-sized conference brings together experts from the scientific and
industrial communities to discuss current work and to plan for the
future. The conference includes plenary invited talks and parallel
tracks with contributions outlining state-of-the-art developments in
different areas. The program is centered around five central
- SENSORS. Dedicated to recent developments in various
detector technologies. Individual sessions will cover detectors based
on absorption of electromagnetic or hadronic showers in dense media, on
charge collection in semiconductor devices, on signal generation in
gaseous media, on photon detection, and other novel technologies.
Typical examples are sampling, crystal calorimeters, and dual-readout
calorimeters; silicon strips and pixel detectors; proportional and
time-projection chambers; phototubes and silicon photo-multipliers.
- EXPERIMENTS. Multi-component detector systems and upgrades
to existing detectors. This theme includes overview talks from the
major experiments and projects across the fields (collider experiments
and upgrades, intensity frontier experiments, astrophysics and
cosmology, neutrinos, dark matter searches, gravitational waves,
large scale R&D projects , etc). We encourage
contributions illustrating the limitations of the current
experiments and focus on ideas on how to break these barriers.
- DATA PROCESSING. This theme includes all aspects of data
processing that act in combination with detectors: front-end
electronics for amplification and signal conditioning; electronics,
firmware and software for event triggering and data acquisition; data
storage and preservation.
- EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. This theme focuses on novel
technologies that, albeit not yet extensively used in existing
detectors, may offer solutions to overcome some of the present
technological barriers. Typical examples are processes to achieve 3D
integration, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, novel techniques for the
cooling of detectors and electronics, usage of photonics for light
detection and the transmission of signals, and technologies from other
fields of science that seem to hold a potential for particle physics.
- IMPACT ON OTHER SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. Although
large experiments designed and operated over decades do not always
allow operation at the forefront of technology, a large number of
experts in leading labs in particle physics are nevertheless active on
this frontier. As a result, new sensor and chip development,
precision mechanics, and computing developments did find their way to
industry and society (e.g. material science, health care and biology).
Conversely, the particle physics community profits from advances in
industry like smaller CMOS technology. This conference themes
wishes to bring forward the question: can particle physics
labs and industry move from the present situation of mutual
interest toward a more integrated strategy?
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