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 New

ICFA is pleased to announce the creation of the ICFA Instrumentation Awards. The Awards will be bestowed annually to recognise exceptional contributions to instrumentation that has advanced the field of particle physics.

The ICFA Instrumentation Early Career Award recognizes achievements in instrumentation made at an early career stage by an individual, or group of individuals, that has the promise to make, or has already made, an advance in the field of particle physics. The early career stage is taken to be 15 years from the award of the Ph.D. or other terminal degree, properly accounting for career interruptions.

The ICFA Instrumentation Award recognizes achievements in instrumentation by an individual, or a group of individuals, that has made an advance in the field of particle physics. This award recognizes either a technology development (examples from the past include the Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber or the Bubble chamber) or a multi-faceted contribution including a technology development and also one or more of the following: community organization, training, outreach or technology transfer.

Submission Procees:

Individuals or groups of individuals are to be nominated by January 21, 2022 at https://indico.cern.ch/event/1096159/. Self-nominations are not permitted. The nomination package must include the following:

  • A nomination letter of not more than 10,000 characters
  • A biographical sketch or CV for each individual included in the nomination.
  • A list of the most important publications pertaining to the nomination.
  • At least two, but not more than three supporting letters of not more than 5,000 characters each.

Nominations will remain active for three years.

The particle physics community is diverse and global, so the nominees should reflect this. The nomination of women and other underrepresented groups in the particle physics community is therefore strongly encouraged.

Award ceremony

The 2022 Award recipients will be invited to give a lecture at the 15th Pisa meeting on Advanced Detectors in Isola d’Elba in May 2022.

For the following three editions of the awards, the lectures will be held at:

  • Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics (TIPP), Cape Town, South Africa 2023;
  • 16th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors in Isola d’Elba, 2024;
  • Vienna Instrumentation Conference, 2025.
Review and selection process

The review committee for the 2022 awards will be drawn from a pool consisting of members of the ICFA Instrumentation Innovation and Development Panel and other instrumentation experts. The composition of the committee will be announced soon.

For questions about the awards please contact ian.shipsey@cern.ch (Chair of the ICFA IID Panel).

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

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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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Bonnie Fleming

Yale

  • bonnie.fleming@yale.edu
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Francesco Forti

INFN Pisa & Universita di Pisa

  • Francesco.Forti@pi.infn.it
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Kazunori Hanagaki

KEK

  • kazunori.hanagaki@kek.jp
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Gerardo Herrera Corral

Physics Department Center for Research and Advanced Studies CINVESTAV

  • gherrera@fis.cinvestav.mx
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Peter Krizan

Ljubljana/JSI

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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
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Inkyu Park

University of Seoul, Korea

  • icpark@uos.ac.kr
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
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Hongbo Zhu

IHEP

  • zhuhb@ihep.ac.cn

Schools

EDIT Instrumentation Schools

EDIT: Excellence in Detectors and Instrumentation Technologies schools are hosted in rotation in EU, Asia and North America.

Upcoming EDIT School

VII EDIT SCHOOL IHEP – BEIJING
July 2022

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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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