CALICE: Calorimetry for the ILC

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

CALICE: Calorimetry for the ILC

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 24th November 2005
  • Speaker: Paul Dauncey (Imperial College London)
  • Location: Room 3317,

Event details

The physics program of the International Linear Collider (ILC) requires the accurate reconstruction of multi-jet final states with an unprecedented jet energy resolution of around 30%/sqrt(E). The CALICE collaboration is studying calorimetry to achieve this goal. The collaboration has 190 members from 32 institutions in 9 countries worldwide and is planning a major program of beam tests over the next three years. The aim is to develop calorimeters with very high spatial granularity in three dimensions. This should give reasonable matching of the energy deposits seen to individual particles in the jets, thus allowing "particle flow" jet reconstruction algorithms which should be capable of delivering the required energy resolution. The current status and future plans of the CALICE program will be described as well as results from the first round of beam tests in 2005.

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