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SENSE TechForum

Poster TechForum smallOur 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.

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.

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/

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