19 October 2017
Sackville Street Building
Europe/London timezone
We are delighted to hold this meeting dedicated to the discussion of pixel detectors with precise timing capabilities, bringing together experts in both the technologies and their application. We shall have dedicated talks and discussions on:
  • Sensor Technologies including LGAD, 3D, HV-CMOS and an Electronics Overview
  • Applications both within HEP experiments and in the broader community

Silicon sensor pixel detectors with timing
Silicon sensor pixel detectors are well established across a wide range of applications, from particle detectors used in high energy physics and light sources, to digital cameras and medical imaging equipment. Four-dimensional sensors, in which precise timing information is simultaneously extracted with the spatial measurement, are an emerging technology with the potential to significantly augment the performance and range of such devices, provided that the timing information can be reliably extracted without adversely impacting the constraints on pixel size or read-out bandwidth.

One clear use-case is future particle detectors operating in the HL-LHC era. Here the experiments will benefit from precise timing information in the tracking systems, to reliably associate particles to the correct primary interaction vertex, and improve pattern recognition performance. For this application, the devices must also tolerate large radiation doses due to their proximity to the interaction region. Timing information can also benefit calorimeter systems, providing useful information for particle identification algorithms, and discriminating between hadronic showers from different interactions.

The technologies proposed to achieve these goals are in the early stages of investigation and are subject to many challenges, including those related to the read-out electronics. This meeting will bring together relevant experts from the UK and the international community, from academia and industry, to share the latest results from prototype devices, and discuss the steps needed to fulfill the resolution and radiation hardness criteria.

Time and Place
The meeting will be held in the Sackville Street Building, room G41, at the University of Manchester on 19th October 2017.

The agenda is being finalised, but we anticipate that the meeting will run from 9.30am to 4.00pm.

We are kindly supported by the Institute of Physics, the STFC, and the University of Manchester.

Advisory Committee
  • Mark Williams (Manchester) [Chair]
  • Marco Gersabeck (Manchester)
  • Chris Parkes (Manchester)
  • Themis Bowcock (Liverpool)
  • Craig Buttar (Glasgow)
  • Geoff Hall (Imperial)
Local Organising Committee
  • Mark Williams [Chair]
  • Will Barter
  • Stefano de Capua
  • Cinzia Da Via
  • Deepanwita Dutta
  • Marco Gersabeck
  • Francisca Munoz
  • Alex Oh 
  • Chris Parkes 
  • Sabah Salih

Starts 19 Oct 2017 09:00
Ends 19 Oct 2017 16:30
Sackville Street Building