XI ICFA School on Instrumentation
The school program covers topics on physics of gaseous detectors, particle identification, calorimetry, silicon detectors, signal processing and data acquisition. In addition to the well established methods, several review talks will be dedicated to new technologies and to applications in medical physics, astrophysics and data acquisition.
In the afternoon laboratory courses, students will work in small groups to exercise selected experimental techniques: tomography, image acquisition, analog and digital signal processing, cosmic rays observation, accelerators simulation etc.
Poster sessions will give the participants an opportunity to show their own research work and will stimulate discussion and information interchange.
A. Cattai (chair) - CERN
M. Sheaff (secr) - Wisconsin Un.
M. Atac - FNAL
A. Barbosa - CBPF, Brazil
P. Giubellino - INFN Torino
G. Herrera - CINVESTAV, Mexico
P. Krizan - JSI Ljubljana Un.
A. Para - FNAL
A. Savoy-Navarro - LPNHE Paris
J. Va'vra - SLAC
R. Wigmans - Texas Tech. Un.
A. H. Walenta - Siegen Un.
Local Organizing Committee
Xavier Bertou (director)
Maria Teresa Dova
Mariano Gomez Berisso
Lectures and Review Talks
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL GOALS
The school is devoted to the physics and technologies of instrumentation in elementary particle physics. Spin-offs as the nuclear medicine and more recently the WWW, the Monte Carlo Method or the supraconducting technology are well known examples of the impact of this basic research field. The devices used in this field are based on the generation and processing of images obtained by radiation detectors. Applications of such techniques to medicine, microbiology and nuclear sciences as well as to the research and development for non-destructive testing in industry are continuously growing fields. The synchrotron radiation research is probably the most fruitful spin-off from particle physics, along with the imaging methods using quantum detectors. It is important to note that scientific instrumentation is usually developed in university laboratories with relatively low investment costs. The cooperative character with other institutes, in particular with the large international research centers or industries allows, however, the interchange of the latest technological developments.
Previous ICFA schools were held in Trieste (Italy, 1987, 1989 and 1991), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil,1990), Bombay (India,1993), Ljubljana (Slovenia, 1995), Léon (Mexico, 1997), Istanbul (Turkey, 1999 and 2005), Cape Town (South Africa, 2001), and Itacuruça (Brazil, 2003)