Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Detection Systems

Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Detection Systems

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DSIR (Advanced Detection Systems of Ionizing Radiation) is a Center of Competence, project No. TE01020069 of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The specific motivation for the Centre is to use state of the art detection technology, originally developed for experimental particle physics, for applications in dosimetry, defectoscopy and medicine, for both diagnosis and radiotherapy.

ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus) is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. ATLAS will learn about the basic forces that have shaped Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate.

PHENIX, the Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction eXperiment, is an exploratory experiment for the investigation of high energy collisions of heavy ions and protons. PHENIX is designed specifically to measure direct probes of the collisions such as electrons, muons, and photons. The primary goal of PHENIX is to discover and study a new state of matter called the Quark-Gluon Plasma.

FAIR (An International Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) is a new, unique international accelerator facility for the research with antiprotons and ions. It is ready to be built within the coming years near Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. The major part of the budget will be provided by the Federal Republic of Germany, together with the State of Hesse. Other fractions will be funded by international partners from Europe and overseas.

The aim of the Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators (AIDA) is to upgrade, improve and integrate key European research infrastructures and develop advanced detector technologies for future particle accelerators (LHC upgrade, Linear Colliders, Neutrino facilities and Super-B factories).

The CALICE (CAlorimeter for LInear Collider Experiment) collaboration is R&D group of more than 280 physicists and engineers from around the world, working together to develop new, high performance detectors for high energy positron-electron experiments at future International Linear Collider (ILC).

Medipix2 and Medipix 3 are collaborations between number of European Universities and Research Institutes. The aim of the Collaboration is to carry out the design and evalutation of the semiconductor pixel detectors called Medipix (or newly Timepix).

RD50 — Radiation hard semiconductor devices for very high luminosity colliders.

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider ring at CERN. It is designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities, where a phase of matter called quark-gluon plasma forms.

The STAR detector (for Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC) is one of the four experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States. The primary physics task of STAR is to study the formation and characteristics of the quark gluon plasma (QGP), a state of matter believed to exist at sufficiently high energy densities.