ICASiPM workshop

ICASiPMThe International Conference on the Advancement of Silicon Photomultipliers (ICASiPM) was held in Schwetzingen from 11th to 16th of June. A major goal of the meeting was to bring together scientists from around the world, who are experts in silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) and discuss how to standardize the characterization of SiPMs. SiPM characterization has emerged as an important topic over the past few years and it is generally perceived as a necessity in the community to unify the definition of SiPM parameters and streamline the measurement procedures. Standardized procedures and definition will streamline of information on data sheets, simplify the simulation of SiPMs in applications and ultimately accelerate application and SiPM developments.

MAGIC hardware school

MAGICLaPalmaLogoGRO 7198Around 20 students from the MAGIC Collaboration participated in the MAGIC Hardware School on the island of La Palma this July. The aim was to provide Ph.D. students and Postdocs first-hand experience working with the MAGIC experiment, a system of two Imaging Atmospheric Cherekov Telescopes situated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level.

IEEE NSS/MIC 2018

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The 2018 Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, in Sydney, Australia, from the 10th to 17th of November.

This conference is the premier gathering of experts in radiation detection instrumentation with its applications in nuclear science, medical imaging, and space. The synergy created by the joining of the NSS and MIC is significant as it is an ideal atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge, generation of new ideas, and application of radiation detectors among academics, engineers, medical physicists, and physicians. The 2018 international conference event marks the 65th meeting aimed at bringing additional research flavours by encouraging participation of new groups of people to create ideas leading to innovation in radiation detectors, signal processing, and imaging.

 

TeVPA 2018

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The 2018 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference (TeVPA 2018) will take place from 27th-31st of August in Berlin, Germany. TeVPA is a five day conference which aims to bring together leading scientists in the field to discuss recent advances in Astroparticle Physics.

The deadline for abstract submission was extended to June 10th, and EarlyBird registration is open until July 7th.

CERN school for Ukrainian teachers

CernSchoolOur colleague Andrii Nagai gave a talk on Sensors for low light-level detection at the CERN school for Ukrainian teachers. The CERN schools for teachers aim to bring modern science into the classroom. With a variety of lectures, on-site visits, exhibitions, and hands-on workshops cutting-edge particle physics are introduced to the participants.The participants shall go back to their schools as ambassadors, who pass on the subject to the next generation of physicists, engineers, IT specialists...

In April the Ukrainian teachers had the possibility to visit CERN for several days with lectures in their native language. The lectures range from indroductory talks about CERN, accelarators and particle physics to neutrino physics, dark matter and low light-level detection. The program also includes visits to e.g. the Data Centre, the ATLAS Control Room, LEIR or the Synchrocyclotron and a Cloud Chamber workshop.

The complete program is available here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/594498/timetable/