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18-20 May 2015
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
US/Michigan timezone
Registration deadline Sunday, 9 May!
Workshop on
Active Targets and Time Projection Chambers for
Nuclear Physics Experiments
May 18-20, 2015, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, USA

This workshop will be held following the EMIS2015 conference. This workshop will discuss recent realizations of Active Target and Time Projection Chambers, the related technical issues and experiments performed and planned.  We take the opportunity to invite you to discuss physics cases and raised technical issues.

Preliminary program
  • Physics and experiments
    • Nuclear Astrophysics
    • Transfer reactions
    • Giant resonances
    • Resonance studies
    • Exotic decays and processes
    • Analysis and simulation
    • Others
  • Active target detectors and associated electronics
  • Detector types
  • Coincidence auxiliary detection devices
  • Electronics and readout
  • Simulation
  • Others
  • Micro-pattern Gas Amplifiers
  • Gain and energy resolution
  • Gas properties and their optimization
  • Others
  • Technical issues
Invited Speakers
  • Alexander Gezerlis  (University of Guelph). From nuclear forces to structure and astrophysics 
  • Jordi Jose (Univ. Politecnica de Cataluña). Nuclear Astrophysics: the unfinished quest for the origin of the elements
  • Alan Wuosma (University of Connecticut). Transfer reactions: opportunities and challenges for the modern era
  • Thomas Aumann (TU Darmstadt). Giant resonances in exotic nuclei
  • Tan Ahn (University of Notre Dame) . Resonance Studies with Active-Target Detectors: Examples from Prototype AT-TPC
  • Ivan Mukha (GSI) . Exotic decays and processes beyond drip lines
  • Daniel Bazin (MSU) . Active Target Detector types
  • Shinsuke Ota (University of Tokyo). Active target developments in Japan
  • Riccardo Raabe (KUL).Coincidence auxiliary detection devices
  • Marco Cortesi (MSU). Developments and Applications of Micro-pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGD): a concise review
  • Julien Pancin (GANIL).Gas properties and optimization for active targets

We take the opportunity to invite participants to raise other physics topics or general domains associated with measurements employing gas ionization. Please contact a member of the organization committee or send comments to ATTPC2015@nscl.msu.edu. Time slots will be reserved for such subjects. We invite you to send a contribution to the workshop before February 14.   For the registration, please use the link below.  Please register early!  The Registration deadline is Saturday, May 9, 2015.
 



International Organisation Committee
 
chairmen:  Wolfgang Mittig(MSU/NSCL)
Emanuel Pollacco (IRFU/SPhN)
 
Daniel Bazin (MSU)
Eric Delagnes (IRFU/SEDI)
Ioannis Giomataris (IRFU/SEDI)
Geoffrey F. Grinyer (GANIL)
Hiroari Miyatake (KEK)
Riccardo Raabe (KUL)
Grigory Rogachev (TAMU)
 
Scientific Secretary: Saul Beceiro-Novo (MSU) (contact)
 
Secretary: Amy McCausey (MSU) (contact)


Post Workshop GET meeting:

Generic Electronic System for  Nuclear TPCs

 
Over the 2 years a relatively large number of collaborations have been building instruments for nuclear physics experiments. They have requested to acquire and got the GET system or parts of it.   Today we count approximately 20 instruments that will employ the system.
 
Experiments have already been achieved with the proto-type. Today we are close to fully complete the system. The last production modules should be delivered by middle of the year. We expect to have produced approximately 100,000 channels with the corresponding software and firmware.
 
The management board of GET* by the end of the year would have completed its tasks and will be dissolved. Today we consider that the time is ripe to launch a collaboration of GET users.  Should we agree to this, the objectives could be quite varied. It would include in particular the infrastructure for exchange, updates, extending and maintaining of the system. You will no doubt agree that these are essential particularly over the first 2 to 3 years of operation.
 
Further given the interests of such collaboration, it is most likely that we could include items associated with other aspects of TPCs. Examples such as Gas Amplifiers, Field Cage designs, etc as applied specifically to nuclear physics. Namely a collaboration akin to the CERN RD51 (http://rd51-public.web.cern.ch/RD51-Public/) but with modest ambitions.
 
What we propose is that on Wednesday afternoon  20th May at NSCL, we hold a two hour meeting where we will attempt to explore and possibly set up a working group to define and structure such a collaboration.
 
So through this mail I invite all those who wish to join to stay for an afternoon session.
 
Yours Sincerely,
 
Emanuel Pollacco for the GET MB
 
* MB is made up of two members from CENBG, GANIL, NSCL and IRFU


Dates: from May 18, 2015 08:00 to May 20, 2015 16:30
Timezone: US/Michigan
Location: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
640 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Room: Lecture Hall
Material: Slides