Recent Progress on Detector Technologies in Physics Experiments
- Jun Miyamoto, Louisiana State University (LSU)
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM - Special Seminar
NSCL Seminar Room
Modern particle detectors have been making steady progress to meet many challenging physics goals in various experimental programs. Each experiment has its own technological challenges. For example in high luminosity collider physics experiments, tracking detectors must accurately measure particle tracks within a few micron precision at high occupancy conditions and calorimeters must successfully identify the energy and the kind of particle produced. In rare low-background experiments like neutrino and dark matter search efforts, the detectors not only must have the unprecedented sensitivity to capture very weak interactions but also accurate methodologies to reject background events are needed. However big the technological challenge is, experimentalists have been producing undisputed physics results that would completely take us to unexplored territories and new theories as we saw in some of the great discoveries in the past decade like neutrino oscillation, the confirmation of CP violation, strong signature of Higgs-like boson. I will present some of the detector works I did and make a strong case on how they also could contribute to nuclear/inter-mediate physics experiments.