Section de physique



The Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire (DPNC) at the University of Geneva has a long history of high-energy hadron collider research as a member of the CDF Collaboration at Fermi National Laboratory and within the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN.

From the early stages of construction of the ATLAS detector the group has been involved in the design, assembly, testing and commissioning of the Semiconductor Tracker (SCT) and the readout and commissioning of the Liquid Argon Calorimeter. In addition to detector related research the group has played a central role in the development of the High Level Trigger (HLT) system. The group continues to lead in the implementation of HLT selection algorithms and has set up a large computing cluster for physics analysis and trigger commissioning activities.

Drawing from tracking, calorimeter, and trigger expertise the group is evolved in many areas of physics research from initial Standard Model measurements to inclusive SUSY searches, exotic processes and also heavy ion physics. These physics research topics have naturally focussed the group in the direction of perfecting the reconstruction of electrons and photons within the ATLAS detector. While physics analysis preparations proceed towards the first LHC physics run the group is also carrying out further detector research needed for higher luminosity running.

DPNC is a member of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP).

Last modified: 2009/05/18