PhD project: Research and design of future particle detectors

Project description

Particle physics uses many novel techniques in its detectors. Almost all new detectors push the forefront of technology either through a new technology, or using an existing technology for something for which it wasn't originally designed. The scale, efficiency, sensitivity and radiation hardness of the detectors pose many challenges some of which result in spin off technology for medicine and industry. The group is taking part in the development of the Forward Pixel Detectors for the upgrade of the ATLAS Inner Tracker, which uses leading-edge silicon pixel detectors. The group is also responsible for the characterisation and quality assurance of the MaPMT photon detectors for the upgrade of the LHCb Ring Imaging Cherenkov detectors, which employ the two latest developments in the multi-anode photomultiplier technology.

We have positions to design, simulate and build these new detectors for as well as for future developments of Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) detectors such as DUNE, and for a future linear collider.

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