Research Techniques Seminar


These seminars cover technical topics of interest to experimentalists.

Topics include detector R&D, construction and calibration methods, test beam results, as well as data analysis methods and simulation.

Please send requests and comments to Erik Ramberg (ramberg@fnal.gov).







Nov 12,2015

1West; 10:30

David Schuster

Manipulating single photons with superconducting resonators;


Quantum computing with superconducting circuits

Nov 3, 2015

Curia II; 10:30

Sebastian White

Fast Timing Detector R&D for the HL-LHC Era

Oct 13, 2015

HornetŐs Nest,10:30

Mike Albrow

A Spectrometer for Multi-TeV Forward Particles at the LHC

Sep 22, 2015

Curia II, 10:30

Warren Schappert

Detecting Gravitational Waves in Superconducting Cavities

July 28,1015

Hornets Nest,10:30

Wojtek Skulski

High Performance Data Acquisition System For Underground Dark Matter Searches

May 20, 2015

1 East, 11:00

Keith Barnham

Progress towards an all-renewable power supply

Apr 14, 2015

WH3NW, 11:00

Alexandra Junkes

Towards Silicon Pixel Sensors for the HL-LHC

Apr 3, 2015

Curia II, 10:30

John Murphy

SensL Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) – Technology, Applications and New Developments

Mar. 17, 2015

Curia II, 11:00

Anatoly Ronzhin

Study of the timing performance of Micro Channel Plates in a new type of shower maximum detector

Feb. 4, 2015

Curia II, 11:00

Andrzej Drukier

A new class of weakly interacting particle detectors: nano-explosive detectors

Nov. 18, 2014

Curia II, 10:30

Jose Repond

CALICE: Calorimetry Reinvented

Oct 1, 2014

Curia II, 10:30

Kevin Hickerson

Precision electroweak tests for new physics using ultracold neutrons

Sep 23, 2014

Curia II, 10:30

Peter Shirron

Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators for Cooling Low-Temperature Detectors in Space

Aug 14, 2014

Curia II, 10:30

Daniel Holck

CHOUGH, the Canary Hosted-Upgrade for High-order adaptive optics

Aug 5, 2014

HornetŐs Nest, 10:30

Kim Siang Khaw

Towards next generation fundamental precision measurements with muons

May 13, 2014

Dark Side, 10:30

Diego Tonelli

A Specialized Processor for Track Reconstruction at the LHC Crossing Rate

Apr 29, 2014

Racetrack, 10:30

Ben Mazin

Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for UVOIR Astronomy

Mar 25, 2014

Racetrack, 10:30

Anatoly Ronzhin

Development of a New Fast Shower Maximum Detector Based on Micro Channel Plates as an Active Element

Feb 18, 2014

Curia II, 10:00

Jonghee Yoo

R&D for a Solid Xenon Detector

Feb 4, 2014

Curia II, 10:30

Serge Oktyabrsky

Picosecond Photodetectors: What Can We Adopt from the Modern III-V Semiconductor Technologies?

Jan 8, 2014

HornetŐs Nest, 11:00

Gino Bolla

The present CMS tracker and its future prospects.

Dec 18, 2013

West Wing, 10:30

Pavel Murat

The Mu2e Calorimeter

Dec 3, 2013

HornetŐs Nest, 10:30

Roger Rusack

The Upgrade of the Forward Calorimeter of CMS for the HL-LHC

Nov 15, 2013

Curia II, 9:00


Special 3D ASIC Workshop



Ray Yarema

3D ASIC Program at Fermilab: Recent results for 3D Pixels



Ron Lipton

3D Circuit Design in High Energy Physics



Ted Liu

3D Architectures for Triggering and Pattern Recognition



Bob Patti

Tezzaron: Evolution of 2.5D and 3D Technologies and Capabilities



Bob Bradford

Argonne Nat. Lab.: Use of 3D ASICŐs in X-Ray Science



Gregory Deptuch

Discussion – FermilabŐs 3D Future

Sep 10, 2013

Curia II, 10:30

Dan Levin

Plasma Panel Detectors for Ionizing Particles

Aug 28, 2013

Curia II, 10:00

Kieran OŐBrien

Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Optical and near-IR Astronomy

Aug 2, 2013

1 West, 10:30 am

Takaki Hatsui

SOI Pixel Sensor Process:  Lessons Learned from the Development of SOPHIAS, a Sensor for X-ray Free-Electron Laser Experiments

Jul 9 2013

HornetŐs Nest, 10:30

Zhehui Wang

GHz hard X-ray imaging: challenges in efficiency, timing and rates

Jun 11 2013

HornetŐs Nest, 10:30

Bruce Baller

Columnar Recombination in the ArgoNeut LArTPC

May 21 2013

Curia II, 10:30

Alexander Bolozdynya

Development of RED100 Liquid Xenon Emission Detector for Observation of Coherent Neutrino Scattering

Mar 12, 2013

HornetŐs Nest, 10:30

Clarence Chang

Superconducting Technology and Measuring the Cosmic Neutrino Background

Feb 19, 2013

Curia II, 10:30

Shawn Henderson

Surface Commissioning of the DMTPC 4-Shooter Directional Dark Matter Detector Prototype

Feb 12, 2013

Curia II, 1:30

Ian Lawson

Low Background Counting Techniques at SNOLAB

Nov 20, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

Erik Ramberg

Fundamentals of Global Climate Change Science

Oct 16, 2012

1 West, 10:30 am

Mykhaylo Filipenko

Tracking and Barium Tagging: The Chance to Achieve a Background-Free Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment?

Oct 2, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

Stan Majewski

Particle Physics Contribution to Dedicated Innovative Brain PET Imagers

Aug 21, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

Roger Rusack

What Type of Forward Detector for CMS at HL-LHC?

Jun 17, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

Dirk Wiedner

A Novel Experiment Searching for the Lepton Flavor Violating decay mu>>eee

May 15, 2012

Curia II, 9:00 am

Ben Mazin

SuperMOS: A New Class of Low Resolution Multiobject Spectrographs

May 11, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

Massimo Mazzillo

Technology Development at STMicroelectronics

May 1, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

Lindley Winslow

Renolution?  Neutrinos and Nanotechnology

Apr 24, 2012

1 West, 10:30 am

Antonino Miceli

Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for X-ray Science

Apr 12, 2012

Curia II, 10:30 am

George Williams

Technology Development at Voxtel, Inc.

Mar 13, 2012

Curia II, 1:30 pm

Francois Vasey

Prospects for Future High Speed Interconnects and Applications in High Energy Physics

Jan 18, 2012

Curia II, 1:00 pm

David Nygren

ŇNEXTÓ and Simultaneous Searches for 0-nu Double Beta Decay and WIMP Dark Matter at the Ton-Scale with a Xe gas Electroluminescent TPC

Nov 11, 2011

Curia II, 11:00 am

Richard Wigmans

DREAM – Towards High Resolution Jet Spectroscopy

Sep 6, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Wojtek Skulski

Searching for Dark Matter using a Digital Trigger

Aug 23, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Corrado Gatto

Dual Readout Calorimetry with Heavy Glasses in the T1015 Collaboration

Aug 9, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Rao & Rani

Detector Development at Bharat Electronics

Jul 19, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Gustavo Cancelo & Juan Estrada

Advances in CCD Applications with Sub Electron Noise Techniques

Jul 15, 2011

Dark Side, 11 a.m.

Andrei Nomerotski

Pixel Imaging Mass Spectroscopy

Jun 20, 2011

Curia II, 2:30 pm

Sunil Golwala

Applications of Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Cosmology

Jun 8, 2011

WH8X, 1:30 pm

Yinan Yu

Arm Locking for LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna)

May 2, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Shashank Priya

High Performance Textured Relaxor-PT/PZT Piezoelectric Materials

Apr 26, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Michelle Stancari

Aging and Radiation Damage in the CDF Run-II Silicon Detector

Feb 15, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Kyung Kwang Joo

Status of the RENO Reactor Neutrino Experiment

Jan 26, 2011

Curia II, 10:30 am

Claudio Piemonte

Silicon Photo Multiplier Technology at FPK

Dec 2, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Guido Magazzu

FF-LYNX: Protocol and IP-Cores for Integrated Control and Readout in Future HEP Experiments

Nov 8, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Francesca Nessi-Tedaldi

An overview of results on scintillating crystals exposed to high hadron fluences

Oct 28, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Andrey Vasil'ev

Scintillators for New HEP Calorimeters: What Properties are Not Well Understood?

Oct 5, 2010

WH8X, 10:00 am

Ping Gui

Gigabits Optical Data Links in CMOS Technology

Sep 28, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Albert Young

Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation Measurements using Cold and Ultracold Neutrons

Sep 14, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Gustavo Cancelo

Sub electron noise readout for scientific CCDs

Jul 20, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Andrey Sviridov

Radiation-Tolerant Fast Electronics and Detectors

and Portable Neutron Generators

Apr 13, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

Satish Dhawan

How to Deliver Oodles of Current to HEP Detectorsin High Radiation and Magnetic Fields?

Jan 20, 2010

Curia II, 10:30 am

John Thome

Two-Phase Cooling of Targets and Electronics for Particle Physics Experiments

Dec 15, 2009

Curia II, 10:30 am

Jean-Franois Genat

Sampling front-ends ASICs in CMOS technology for pico-second timing with Micro-Channel Plate devices

Dec 1, 2009

Curia II, 10:30 am

Maxim Titov

The RD51 Collaboration - Development of Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors Technologies

Nov 2, 2009

Curia II, 1:30 pm

Juha Kalliopuska, VTT

Edgeless detectors for high energy physics applications

Oct 23, 2009

1-East 10:30 am

Alexander Gektin

New generation of HEP scintillator: search and development criteria

Oct 21, 2009

1-East 10:30 am

Thor-Erik Hansen

Development and fabrication of full 3D-sensors at SINTEF MiNaLab

Jul 28, 2009

1 West, 10:30 am

Jeff Martoff

Liquid Argon for Dark Matter Detectors

Jul 7, 2009

Curia II, 10:30 am

Maurice Garcia-Sciveres

ATLAS upgrades for high luminosity

Jun 9, 2009

Curia II, 10:30 am

John Cressler

Silicon-Germanium as an Enabling Technology for Extreme Environment Electronics

May 4, 2009

Curia II, 10:30 am

David Nygren

Xenon Gas TPCs for 0- n b b and WIMP Searches: Recent Developments and Prospects

Mar 10, 2009

Curia II, 10:30 am

James Beletic

Imaging Sensor Technologies for Astronomy, Planetary Exploration & Earth Observation

Oct 31, 2008

Curia II

Harry van der Graaf


Oct 2, 2008

West Wing, 1pm

Nicoleta Dinu

Electro-optical characterization of SiPM detectors

Sep 4, 2008

West Wing, 1pm

Razmick Mirzoyan

The cross-talk problem in SiPMs and their use as light sensors in multichannel imaging cameras

May 20, 2008

Curia II, 11am

Ben McMorran

Matter Wave Interferometry with Poorly Collimated Beams

Feb 26, 2008

Curia II, 2pm

Dr. Stefan Ritt

Tackling the search for Lepton Flavor Violation with GHz waveform digitizing using the DRS chip

Nov 8, 2007

10:00am, Curia II

Adam Para

First look at the Hamamatsu MPPC

Oct 1, 2007

1:30pm, 1 West

Themis Bowcock

The LHCb Vertex Detector

Aug 9, 2007

1:00 pm, Hornet's Nest

Aldo Penzo, INFN-Trieste

Compensating Hadron Calorimetry

Jul 24, 2007

2:00 pm, West Wing

A. Nepomuk Otte

The Geiger-APD: a novel photon detector and its application in astrophysics experiments and positron emission tomography

Jun 14, 2007

2:00pm, West Wing

James Hamilton

Diamonds in Washington & Volcanic Dust in Hawaii: Optical Surface Studies Using First Contact Polymers

May 14, 2007


Curia II

Giorgio Giacomelli

Magnetic Monopole Searches

Mar 12, 2007


Curia II

Max Goncharov

Calorimeter Timing System at CDF

Mar 6, 2007

1:30pm, West Wing

Dawei Zheng

Kotura, Silicon Photonic technology and capabilities

Feb 27, 2007

2pm, Curia II

Howard Wieman

A High Resolution Vertex Detector for the STAR Experiment at RHIC

Feb 22, 2007


Curia II

Alessandro Curioni

Experimental Study of Neutrino Interactions on Ar with a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber

Feb 12, 2007


West Wing

Carl Jackson,

Kieran Flynn

Low Light Sensing with Silicon Photomulipliers

Oct 31, 2006


1 West

Philippe Gorodetzky

Precise Absolute Calibration of a PMT in a Single Photoelectron Mode

Oct 25, 2006


1 West

Claudio Piemonte, Nicoleta Dinu

Development of Silicon Photomultipliers at ITC-irst

and http://www-ppd.fnal.gov/EPPOffice-W/Research_Techniques_Seminar/Talks/Dinu_fermilab.pdf

Measurement of the Photodetection efficiency of SiPMs at ITC-irst

Sep 25, 2006

1:00pm Curia II

Frank Gaede

Simulation and Reconstruction Software for the ILC

Jul 17, 2006


Curia II

Marcel Trimpl

DEPFET Pixels for the ILC Vertex Detector

Jun 6, 2006

11:00 a.m.

WH 1North

Hans-Guenther Moser

The DEPFET Active Pixel Sensor as Vertex Detector for the ILC, pdf

May 4, 2006

2:00 p.m.


Valerie Saveliev

Silicon Photomultipliers: Recent Development and Application

May 2, 2006


Grzegorz Deptuch

Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors for Not Visible Light Applications:  Advantages and Limitations

Nov 30, 2005


Wlodek Guryn

Results from the PP2PP Experiment at RHIC and Future Plans

Nov 9, 2005


Vasile Buzuloiu

Research in Signal Processing at LAPI   2 3 4 5

Aug 10, 2005


Steve Worm

LCFI: Pixels for the ILC

Jul 27, 2005


Malcolm Ellis

A Scintillating Fibre Tracker for MICE

Jul 13, 2005


Henry Frisch and Harold Sanders

Pico-Second Time-of Flight Detector and Electronics Development

Jun 1, 2005


Tom Shutt

The XENON Dark Matter Experiment

Apr 13, 2005


Jonathan Link

Searching for Reactor Neutrino Oscillations at Braidwood

Mar 10, 2005


David Reyna

Double-CHOOZ: A New Experiment to Measure Theta_13

Jan 11, 2005


Takahiro Matsumoto

Particle ID at Belle: Present Status and Upgrade Plans

Nov 18, 2004


Mike Ronan

Micromegas TPC R&D for the ILC

Jul 7, 2004


Silvia Schuh

High Precision X-ray Tomography in Quality Control for the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer

May 19, 2004


Jun Miyamoto

Micro Patterned Gas Detectors

Oct 15, 2003


Jim Freeman

Highlights of the Erice Workshop on Innovative Detectors for Supercoliders

Aug 19, 2003


Reiner Klingenberg

Design, Status, and Progress of the Atlas Pixel Detector

May 27, 2003


Nicoleta Dinu

Electrical Characterization of Silicon Micro-strip Sensors



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