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HEP Seminars

09 Jun 2023

UCL HEP Seminars

Seminars are generally held at 16:00 on Fridays in room A1 on the top floor of the Physics Department or — in the unlikely event of a global pandemic — online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

A calendar of all seminars in the Physics Department is available on the Physics Events Calendar page.

Please send suggestions for topics and/or speakers to Lucian Harland-Lang and Andreas Korn.

Upcoming Seminars

: Maxwell Chertok (University of California, Davis)

The High Luminosity LHC CMS Outer Tracker Upgrade

The venerable CMS silicon strip tracker has detected charged particles emanating from high energy LHC proton-proton collisions at increasingly higher energies since its debut in 2008. Data from this detector played a major role in the Higgs boson discovery in 2012, and is centrally used in virtually every data analysis. Radiation damaged and with a data readout too slow for inclusion in the Level-1 trigger, the tracker will be replaced for the upcoming High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) era. In this talk, I present the HL-LHC Outer Tracker upgrade, a complete replacement for the strip tracker using state-of-the-art components, materials, and electronics. I will focus on OT detector mechanics and the status of the detector production.