In the recent Impact journal on Applying Technology and Engineering you find an article about the SENSE project.
Around 40 students participated in the 12th Trans-European School of High Energy Physics (TESHEP).The school took place in Poltava, Ukraine from July 13th to July 20th, 2018. TESHEP is mostly oriented to Master students, however several bachelor and also PhD students were present too. The core lecture program addresses Experimental Particle Physics, Standard Model and Beyond, Cosmology, Statistics and Instrumentation. The practical sessions on Instrumentation were organised and given by the SENSE member Dr. Andrii Nagai.
Our SENSE TechForum on photosensing and associated electronics took place in Geneva at the Ècole de Physique on June 21-22, 2018. Around 90 people found their way to sunny Geneva and took the opportunity to discuss about photosensor developments. Researchers and representatives of companies active in photosensing and associated electronics took part to exchange recent developments on SiPMs, photomultipliers and other photon-sensing devices and their associated electronics.
The 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.
Around 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.