Special Seminar

Silicon tracking detectors – connecting the dots

Luise Poley, TRIUMF
Location: P8445.2

Thursday, 21 April 2022 12:30PM PDT


Silicon tracking detectors – connecting the dots 

The field of instrumentation – the development, construction, and evaluation of detectors – for high energy physics experiments like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, is an area of particle physics which has evolved rapidly in the past decades and developed into its own field of research. 

Silicon tracking detectors combine aspects of semiconductor physics, microelectronics, and material science at the edge of their usual performance range. Instrumentation in this area has gained a lot of interest in the particle physics community and beyond, resulting in spin-off technologies and applications beyond high energy physics. 

This talk will present an overview of the ATLAS New Inner Tracker being constructed at SFU and TRIUMF with collaborating institutes worldwide as well as highlight opportunities for future detector development projects for particle physics and beyond.