4-15 July 2022
Budker INP
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

Due to the war in Ukraine, all CREMLINplus activities are frozen and the CREMLINplus Detector School cannot be realised.  We feel sympathy for all victims of the conflict and hope for the soonest end of it.


The school for young scientists on particle detector technologies will take place at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, Russia on July 4-15, 2022. The school is organized in the framework of the CREMLINplus project supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The working language of the school is English.

About CREMLINplus: https://www.cremlinplus.eu/

The application call is finished. The student admission announcement will be made by mid-March.

Please note in case the COVID-19 pandemic will not allow us to organise the school with the physical presence of participants and lecturers, the school will be postponed.

International organizing committee:

Giovanni Bencivenni (INFN Frascatti), Gianluigi Cibinetto (INFN Ferrara), Otilia Culicov (JINR), Michael Düren (JLU Giessen), Nicola De Filippis (Politecnico and INFN Bari), Richard Hall-Wilton (ESS), Lucie Linssen (CERN), Margherita Primavera (INFN Lecce), Christian Schmidt (GSI/FAIR), Simon Spannagel (DESY), Yuriy Tikhonov (BINP)

Local organizing committee:

Alexander Barnyakov, Mikhail Barnyakov, Viktor Bobrovnikov, Vitaliy Vorobiev, Sergey Kononov, Evgeniy Kravchenko, Alexander Kuzmin, Lev Shekhtman, Andrey Sokolov

Budker INP
prospekt Academika Lavrentieva 11 Novosibirsk Russia
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The Detector School is organized for training young scientists on state-of-the-art particle detection technologies in the fields of heavy-ion-, nuclear-, particle- and neutron-physics. The main program of the school comprises morning lectures by world experts in their fields, hands-on exercises on various technologies in the afternoons, and excursions to the lab facilities. Social activities are organised during evenings and on the weekend.

List of lecture topics:

  • BINP HEP facilities - Ivan Logashenko (BINP)
  • Tracking - Jerome Baudot (IPHC Strassbourg), Lev Shekhtman (BINP)
  • Calorimetry - Alexander Kuzmin (BINP)
  • Silicon detectors (hybrid and monolithic) - Simon Spannagel (DESY), Michael Deveaux (GSI/FAIR)
  • Neutron detection - Richard Hall-Wilton (ESS)
  • Particle identification - Mustafa Schmidt (JLU), Eugeniy Kravchenko (BINP)
  • Photodetectors - Christian Pauly (University of Wuppertal)
  • Gaseous detectors - Franco Grancagnolo (INFN Lecce), Gianfranco Morello (INFN Frascati), Marcello Abbrescia (Università di Bari e INFN)
  • Trigger and Data Acquisition - Francesca Pastore (Royal Holloway London), Igor Soloviev (University of California)
  • ASIC design - Manuel Rolo (INFN Turin)
  • FPGA programming and applications - Michael Traxler (GSI/FAIR)
  • Test beam analysis - Paul Schutze (DESY)
  • Presentation skills Dave Barney (CERN)
  • Management in science - tbd

The school will include also about 20 elective practical courses that will allow the school attendees to put their hands on various detectors and test them under the supervision of experts. Preliminary exercise list:

  • HPGe spectrometer
  • Scintillation spectrometer detectors
  • X-ray and CT experiments
  • Time projection chamber
  • Large area scintillation counters
  • Silicon Photomultiplier Readout
  • COSMO boxes
  • Thermal neutron detection
  • Gaseous detectors
  • Characterizarion of Solid State Detectors: Timepix3-based pixel-detector lab
  • FPGA basics
  • FPGA- and VME-based detector signals processing systems
  • Thermal neutron detection with u-RWELL
  • Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detector Lab
  • Detector simulations with GEANT4
  • Data analysis with ROOT
  • Monte Carlo Simulations of Silicon Pixel Detectors
  • Test beam data analysis with corryvreckan
  • Tomography exercise based on test beam data