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Department of Experimental Particle Physics

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Activities

Research activities of the Department are focused on particle physics experiments realized in collaboration with main European and world laboratories, in particular CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and FNAL in Batavia, USA.

We are engaged in physical analysis of experimental data, in preparation of experiments, and construction of experimental devices. We participate also in research programs developing new types of detectors and experimental techniques.

Experimental studies of the structure of matter. Physical analysis of collisions of high-energy particles registered by sophisticated detectors at powerful accelerators makes it possible to study fundamental forces and elementary constituents of matter at scales of the order of 10-19m. Our activities are focusing on the two following experiments:

  •  the ATLAS experiment at the LHC collider at CERN. The main topics of our research are: physics of strong interaction (soft, diffraction, and jets), physics of bottom and top quarks, and physics of intermediate vector bosons.
  •  neutrino experiment NOvA at FNAL 
We are participating as well in preparation for experiments at future colliders, either electron-positron colliders (projects of ILC and CLIC accelerators) or hadron collider FCC. In past, we were involved in the D0 experiment at the Tevatron collider at FNAL and the experiment DELPHI at the LEP collider at CERN.

Detector and experimental devices building. In the years 1996 – 2014, members of the Department played significant role in detector instrumentation for

  • ATLAS experiment
      pixel detector;
      strip detector SCT;
      hadron calorimeter TileCal;
as well as for
  • D0 experiment;
      silicon strip detector;
  • DELPHI experiment
      hadron calorimeter;
      pixel and strip detectors for Very forward tracker;
      scintillation detectors for the Detector hermeticity effort.

Development of detectors. This subject represents an important activity of our Department. Recently we participated, among other things, in the development of

  • radiation hard pixel detectors for ATLAS;
  • low-voltage supplies for the ATLAS SCT;
  • voltage supplies for the photomultipliers of the TileCal calorimeter;
  • silicon pad detectors for the electromagnetic ECal calorimeter of the CALICE project;
  • pixel detectors for the MediPix project.

Our research activities in this direction are carried out in close collaboration with international projects

  • AIDAAdvanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators;
  • RD50Radiation hard semiconductor devices for very high luminosity colliders;
  • EUDETDetector R&D towards the International Linear Collider;
  • CALICEHigh granular calorimetry for future particle physics experiments;
  • MediPix Family of photon counting pixel detectors.

 

WWW links:

CERN
ATLAS
LHC
DELPHI
LEP
FNAL
D0
NOvA
Tevatron
ILC
CLIC
FCC
CALICE
MediPix
AIDA
RD50
EUDET