ICFA: Instrumentation, Innovation and Development Panel

The ICFA Instrumentation Innovation and Development Panel stimulates world inclusive involvement in the innovation and development of new instrumentation for experiments at future accelerators. The mission of the Panel is to promote research on and development of instrumentation for use in future particle physics experiments which engages physicists from all parts of the world

ICFA Instrumentation Awards 2024 NEW

ICFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 ICFA Instrumentation Awards.

Gabriel Orebi-Gann

Early Career Award
Gabriel Orebi-Gann
(Berkeley)

For pioneering and developing an innovative detector technique to achieve a clear separation between scintillation and Cherenkov photons which has the potential to significantly influence the design of future neutrino experiments.
Walter Snoeys

Senior Researcher Award
Walter Snoeys
(CERN)

For their vision and leadership in the development of low-mass and high-resolution particle physics detectors, based on commercial CMOS technology, the Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS).
Renato Turchetta

Senior Researcher Award
Renato Turchetta
(INFOSAC)

For their vision and leadership in the development of low-mass and high-resolution particle physics detectors, based on commercial CMOS technology, the Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS).
Marc Winter

Senior Researcher Award
Marc Winter
(IJClab)

For their vision and leadership in the development of low-mass and high-resolution particle physics detectors, based on commercial CMOS technology, the Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS).

ICFA Instrumentation Awards 2023

ICFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 ICFA Instrumentation Awards.

Konstantinos Mavrokoridis

Early Career Award
Konstantinos Mavrokoridis
(Liverpool)

For the development of an innovative 3D optical readout for liquid argon time projection chambers that uses novel glass thick GEMS (THGEM) coupled to very fast Timepix cameras to provide high-granularity images and low-energy thresholds.
Ioannis 
            Giomataris

Ioannis Giomataris
(CEA Saclay)

For the development of novel micropattern gas detector technologies enabling the construction of large-scale detectors with novel geometries for particle physics, and also widespread application to other fields.
Fabio 
            Sauli

Fabio Sauli
(CERN)

For the development of novel micropattern gas detector technologies enabling the construction of large-scale detectors with novel geometries for particle physics, and also widespread application to other fields.

ICFA Instrumentation Awards 2022

ICFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural 2022 ICFA Instrumentation Awards.

Claudia Nones

Claudia Nones
(CEA-Saclay)

For a leading role in the development of advanced scintillating bolometers for fundamental physics, having made fundamental contributions to the detector technology employed in today’s most advanced experiments.
Veljko Radeka

Velkjo Radeka
(Brookhaven National Laboratory)

For groundbreaking contributions and leadership in the development of advanced low-noise electronics instrumentation in particle physics as well as other fields, in particular for liquid argon technology.

Panel activities

Organization of the ICFA Schools

Taskforce to mount the next ICFA School

  • Didier Contardo
  • Gerardo Herrera Corral
  • Peter Krizan
  • Gobinda Majumder
  • Fabrice Retière
  • Ian Shipsey
  • Hongbo Zhu
Organization of the EDIT Schools

Taskforce to develop a proposal for the next EDIT school

  • Didier Contardo
  • Francesco Forti
  • Peter Krizan
  • Gobinda Majumbder
  • Petra Merkel
  • Inkyu Park
  • Felix Sefkow
  • Ian Shipsey
  • Hongbo Zhu
Development of Instrumentation Studentships

Taskforce to Establish Instrumentation Studentships

  • Bonnie Fleming
  • Francesco Forti
  • Kazunori Hanagaki
  • Petra Merkel
  • Eugenio Nappi
  • Felix Sefkow
  • Ian Shipsey
Development of Instrumentation Prizes

Taskforce to Establish Instrumentation Prizes

  • Marcel Demarteau
  • Kazunori Hanagaki
  • Petra Merkel
  • Fabrice Retière
  • Ian Shipsey
Development and support of interdisciplinary workshops

Taskforce to Establish Interdisciplinary Workshops

  • Marcel Demarteau
  • Bonnie Fleming
  • Peter Krizan
  • Eugenio Nappi
  • Inkyu Park
  • Fabrice Retière
  • Ian Shipsey
Development and maintenance of selected instrumentation resources

Membership

Profile image Elisabetta Barberio
Elisabetta Barberio

University of Melbourne, Australia

  • barberio@unimelb.edu.au
Profile image Laura Baudis
Laura Baudis

Zurich

  • laura.baudis@uzh.ch
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Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli

Mohammad V University, Rabat, Morocco

  • rajaa.cherkaoui.el.moursli@cern.ch
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Didier Contardo

Institut de Physique des 2 Infinis de Lyon

  • d.contardo@ipnl.in2p3.fr
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Marcel Demarteau

Oak Ridge National Laboratory USA

  • demarteau@ornl.gov
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Francesco Forti

INFN Pisa & Universita di Pisa

  • Francesco.Forti@pi.infn.it
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Roxanne Guenette

University of Manchester

  • roxanne.guenette@manchester.ac.uk
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Kazunori Hanagaki

KEK

  • kazunori.hanagaki@kek.jp
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Peter Krizan

Ljubljana/JSI

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Ana Amelia Machado

Rio de Janeiro

  • aameliabm@gmail.com
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Gobinda Majumder

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

  • gobinda@tifr.res.in
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Petra Merkel

Fermilab

  • petra@fnal.gov
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Eugenio Nappi

INFN Bari & Universita di Bari

  • eugenio.nappi@ba.infn.it
Profile image Fabrice Retiere
Fabrice Retière

TRIUMF

  • fretiere@triumf.ca
Profile image Felix Sefkow
Felix Sefkow

DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany

  • felix.sefkow@desy.de
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Ian Shipsey

Chair, Oxford

  • ian.shipsey@physics.ox.ac.uk
Profile image Miao He
Miao He

IHEP

  • hem@ihep.ac.cn

Schools

EDIT Instrumentation Schools

EDIT: Excellence in Detectors and Instrumentation Technologies schools are hosted in approximate rotation in Europe, Asia and North America. The EDIT Schools are a great opportunity for students or young postdocs to learn a wide variety of detector technologies and experimental methods in a hands-on environment.

The most recent EDIT School (EDIT 2023) took place from October 10-20, 2023 at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island U.S.A. The website can be found here: EDIT School 2023. A powerpoint presentation about the BNL School by the School Organizers, Gabriella Carini and Michael Begel, is here (PDF file, 12MB).

The 2024 EDIT School will take place at Fermilab, U.S.A. in November, 2024. The website is coming soon. There will be two EDIT schools in 2025. The first will be hosted by CERN, the second by IHEP, Beijing. The dates of both of these schools will be confirmed shortly and websites made available in due course.

Upcoming EDIT School
Fermilab, U.S.A

VIII EDIT SCHOOL FNAL, November 2024

EDIT School FNAL location
Images from the recent 2023 EDIT School BNL
Students at  EDIT@BNL October, 2023

ICFA Instrumentation Schools

Instrumentation Studentships

With a goal is to increase participation of young scientists (in particular graduate students) in leading-edge instrumentation R&D, and to foster growth of future HEP instrumentation experts and help them to compete subsequently for permanent positions by the creation of prestigious instrumentation studentships providing extended internships at laboratories.

Two thrusts: National and Global

National: identify best practices within our nations and be a catalyst encouraging national communities without instrumentation studentships to consider introducing them, and make it as easy as possible to do so, by adopting best practice suitably modified to match national context (for example length of PhD).

Global: Extend national program to countries without a major lab. Funding for this possibly through EU/UNESCO and others…..

Taskforce has members with significant experience of developing instrumentation studentships, including scope, rules of governance including eligibility, nomination procedures, selection committees and selection procedures. Developing these and a survey of national practices will lead to a proposal to ICFA.

Instrumentation Prizes

It is important to recognize the achievements of our colleagues. There are relatively few specific awards for instrumentation in our community.

Two thrusts: National and Global

National: identify best practices within our nations and be a catalyst encouraging national communities without prizes to consider introducing prizes, and make it as easy as possible to do so, by adopting best practice suitably modified to match national context.

Global: Create high profile annual international Instrumentation Prizes under the auspices of ICFA for junior, mid-career and senior researchers. A high profile live-streamed awards ceremony where awardees give lectures on their work . Could be incorporated into ICHEP in even years or a standalone event at a major laboratory.

Program of work: Taskforce has members with significant experience of developing prizes, including scope, rules of prize governance including eligibility, nomination procedures, selection committees and selection procedures, prize ceremonies and publicity. Developing the international prizes (in the form of a proposal to ICFA) and a survey of national practices are the next steps

Interdisciplinary Workshops

The pace of development across the sciences is breathtaking. We can achieve more in instrumentation development together with our colleagues in other fields of science than we can working apart.

Two thrusts: National and Global

National: identify best practices within our nations and be a catalyst encouraging national communities without interdisciplinary workshops and/or other suitable fora to consider introducing them, and make it as easy as possible to do so, by adopting best practice suitably modified to match national context.

Global: Encourage international conferences to feature interdisciplinary sessions.

We support selected workshops with an interdisciplinary focus or component with an ICFA-IID association. Examples are: MultiHEP 2020 (public access link to be added) and the CPAD Instrumentation Workshop 2021.

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ICFA Instrumentation Bulletin

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