A Research Training Course in Detector Technology will be organized in
Stockholm and in Helsinki in Autumn 2008.
The first part of the course will consist of one week
of introductory lectures in basic detection techniques, detectors and
accelerators. The lectures will take place in Stockholm 8.-12.9.2008.
The second part will consist of self-studies.
The third part will be a
two-week stay in Helsinki 24.11.-5.12.2008, consisting of hands-on
supervised laboratory work with semiconductor detectors, gas detectors,
and read-out systems at the
Detector Laboratory at the Helsinki Institute
of Physics , as well as training at Micronova,
Research Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnology.
The course is equivalent to 12 ECTS credits, and the level of the
course is advanced. Examination will take place through home exercises
covering the theoretical part of the course, and through a written report
about the laboratory exercises which should be submitted a few weeks after
the end of the laboratory work period in Helsinki. You must be able to
participate in the whole course.
Travel to and lodging in Stockholm and Helsinki will be covered by a
NordForsk special grant for Research Training Courses.
8.-12.9.2008 in Stockholm - 1 week theory
24.11.-5.12.2008 in Helsinki - 2 weeks practise in detector lab in
Helsinki - build your own detectors!
programme will start on Monday morning, 24.11., at 9.30, and finish on Friday afternoon, 5.12., at 17.00.
Those staying in Hotel Fenno will gather
at the lobby of Hotel Fenno on Monday morning 24.11. at 9.00.
Dr. Eija Tuominen will meet you
there, and take you to the Physics
Department as a group. You will have an opportunity to buy a week ticket for the Helsinki
public transport on the way if you wish so, as well as get money (EURO!) at a cash
Those coming directly to the Department will meet the others at the
The schedule is still preliminary, but the outline is the following.
There are 21 participants, so you will be divided in 7 groups of 3 for most of the practical work.
First week: "GAS" and "Testing" - you will build and test your own proportional chamber. "Silicon" -
characterization of a silicon sensor, a preamplifier, and the two together.
the instructions .
Mon: continue with gas detector testing and report writing.
Tue: lectures by J. Härkönen "Manufacture and characterization of silicon detectors", M. Moll
"Development of radiation hard detectors in the framework of CERN RD50 research programme, L.
Spiegel "Case study: Fermilab CDF-experiment.
Wed-Fri: Detector processing at MicroNova, Electric characterization of irradiated Si-detectors,
Particle tracking by Finnish Cosmic Muon Crack (FinnCRack).
Second week planning .
School Dinner Wednesday 26.11. starting at 19.00 in
address Fleminginkatu 26-28, 00510 Helsinki (very close to Hotel Fenno).
Tel. +358-9-773 2233,
homepage. Registrations to the dinner during Monday 24.11.
16 rooms have been prebooked at Hotel Fenno from 23. November to 5.
The hotel is NOT in walking distance from the Kumpula Campus but there are
good public transport connections (tram no 8). Booking includes a
buffét-breakfast and a morning sauna(!). The hotel information is:
Hotel Fenno, address Kaarlenkatu 7, FI-00530 Helsinki, phone number
+358 9 774 980, fax number +358 9 701 6889, email email@example.com. Location of the Hotel Fenno .
To book the hotel, DO NOT contact the hotel yourself, but send a mail
instead to Taina Hardén, taina.harden(at)helsinki.fi, and a copy to
paula.eerola(at)helsinki.fi, stating your
Name and email address
University and Institute
Arrival and departure dates
You should book the room (by sending an email to Taina Hardén) LATEST
Friday 7. November 2008.
In the same way as for the Stockholm week, you should bring your own laptop with ROOT installed.
Practical information concerning the course week in Stockholm
The lectures will take place at the AlbaNova university center for
physics, astronomy and bio-technology in Stockholm. See more information
Rooms have been prebooked at Vanadis Hotel near AlbaNova from 7. September (Sunday) to 12. September (Friday). The Hotel is
in walking distance from AlbaNova where the school
will take place. You can find the hotel on:
Vanadis Hotell & Bad, phone number +46 8 30 12 11.
These rooms will be payed be the School but you
need to inform the hotel that you are coming.
You MUST also give the booking number which is 7696.
Please do this during this week (19.-24.8.) and send also
a mail to Barbro Åsman, bar @ physto.se, when it is done.
You will be doing ROOT-based exercises during the course.
Preferably you would do this on your own laptop, which must
have a recent version of ROOT
installed *before* the course starts. If you cannot bring a
properly set-up laptop, please inform Barbro Åsman, bar @ physto.se, AT ONCE, so we can
try to organize something. Windows, Mac or Linux doesn't matter,
as long as ROOT is installed and running.