# Summer School "Intelligent Front-End Signal Processing for Frontier Exploitation in Research and Industry"

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University of Oxford, UK
St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS, UK, and Department of Astrophysics, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK
 Description Interdisciplinary Summer School on Intelligent Front-End Signal Processing for Frontier Exploitation in Research and Industry. The Outreach & public events are posted in: Oxford Physics Official Website http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events and: University of Oxford Official Website http://www.ox.ac.uk/applications/dynamic/index.rm?filter_type=Lectures+and+seminars&id=55 and: Oxford Daily Information portal http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/whatson/index.html For details about the school programme and registration, please visit: http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/INFIERI2013/ Poster Contact Email: infieri2013@physics.ox.ac.uk
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• Tuesday, 9 July 2013
• 17:00 - 19:00 Registration and reception
Registration, drinks and canapes for all those arriving on 9 July
 Location: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre Foyer
• Wednesday, 10 July 2013
• 08:00 - 08:50 Breakfast, coffee
• 08:50 - 09:00 WELCOME on behalf of the Astrophysics Department 10'  Speaker: Prof. Patrick Roche
• 09:00 - 11:00 Introductory lecture to the school: Detectors and Electronics for 21st century Instrumentation: What have we learnt? Where should we focus? 2h0'  Speaker: Prof. Philip Patrick Allport (University of Liverpool (GB)) Slides Video
• 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
• 11:30 - 13:00 Advanced CMOS Technologies: current trends and future prospects 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Marchioro (CERN) Slides
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
• 14:00 - 14:15 SAFETY BRIEFING 15'
All students will be invited, at 2pm, right after lunch to attend this safety briefing as introduction to the computational and Lab classes.
• 16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
• 16:30 - 18:00 The 3D technology or towards full integration 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. Robert Patti (Tezzaron, SA, USA) Slides
• 20:00 - 21:30 OUTREACH EVENT & PUBLIC LECTURE: "Future trends in Medical Imaging" 1h30'
Prof. D. Townsend, Director, A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre, SG.

The past few decades have witnessed tremendous progress in the development of instrumentation and techniques for medical imaging. From the radiographs and scintigraphy of the 1960s to the modern Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) devices of today, greater and greater detail of the human body has been revealed non-invasively. Imaging is now widely used as an essential adjunct to clinical assessment for diagnosis and staging of human disease, and increasingly in the design of appropriate therapies and then monitoring response to these treatments. However, despite this tremendous progress in the performance of imaging instrumentation, the challenge remains one of early detection and accurate disease staging when a cure is still possible. This presentation will review recent progress in instrumentation for medical imaging and, in particular, the development of new hybrid designs that acquire dual modalities within a single device. Some speculation as to future trends in high performance medical imaging instrumentation will be offered. 
 Speaker: Prof. David Townsend (Clinical Imaging Research Center, Singapore) Slides
• Thursday, 11 July 2013
• 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast, coffee
• 09:00 - 11:00 Intelligent PMTs versus SiPMs 2h0'  Speaker: Dr. Veronique Puill (Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire, Orsay, France) Slides
• 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
• 11:30 - 13:00 SiPM used as PMT devices for ionized particle detection and new trends on related pixel technology, signal processing issues and applications 1h30'  Speaker: Prof. Valeri Saveliev (Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Science) Slides
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
• 14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Session
• 14:30 Technologies for the Cerenkov Array (CTA) experiment 1h0'  Speaker: Prof. Jim Hinton (University of Leicester (UK)) Slides
• 15:30 Applications of the SiPMs technology 30'  Speaker: Prof. Massimo Caccia (University of Insubria (IT)) Slides
• 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
• 16:30 - 18:00 Philips Digital Photon Counter, Applications to High Energy, Astrophysics and Medical Physics 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. York Haemish (Philips Digital Photon Counting, Philips Group of Innovation)
• 20:00 - 21:30 OUTREACH EVENT & PUBLIC LECTURE: The after-Higgs discovery: vision on the Particle Physics strategy 1h30'
Only a year has passed since the discovery of a new type of particle, the ‘Higgs Boson’, at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s highest-energy subatomic particle collider. The new boson weighs in with an impressive mass of about 125 GeV, and it is the last piece in the Standard Model jigsaw-puzzle of the elementary building blocks of matter and their interactions via forces of nature. However, the Higgs Boson discovery is a gateway to possibly even more exciting new physics processes that have been the subject of intense theoretical speculation. Is the new particle exactly the Higgs Boson of the Standard Model, or could it be the herald of radical theories such as Supersymmetry, which predict a shadow-world of new particles that mirrors our everyday atomic world. Only super-precise measurements of the couplings of the Higgs Boson to fermions and vector bosons will allow us to discriminate between the Standard Model and theories such as Supersymmetry. We will describe the intense particle physics programme that is taking shape to address these questions in the ‘Higgs era’. From 2015 LHC will run again at twice its starting energy and may we hope it will yield further spectacular discoveries. Meanwhile designs are converging for a high-energy electron-positron collider to serve as a ‘Higgs Factory’.  And a new generation of experiments to study the ghostly neutrino is being planned.
 Speakers: Prof. Philip Burrows (Oxford University), Prof. Gigi Rolandi (CERN & Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa) Slides
• Friday, 12 July 2013
• 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast, coffee
• 09:00 - 11:00 Introduction to the use of microstrip and pixel based devices & corresponding main challenges to be confronted by their associated Front-End Electronics 2h0'  Speaker: Dr. Cinzia Da Via' (Manchester University, UK) Slides
• 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
• 11:30 - 13:00 Micro-strip based detection systems: advances and new technological developments 1h30'  Speaker: Prof. Yoshinobu Unno (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (JP)) Slides
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
• 14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Session
• 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
• 16:30 - 18:00 Intelligent Signal Front-End Processing for micro-strip based instruments including triggering capability 1h30'  Speaker: Prof. Anders Ryd (Cornell University (US)) Slides
• 18:30 - 19:30 RACE: Mens sana in corpore sano 1h0'  Speaker: ALL runners in the INFIERI 2013 School did it, see the details in the attached "lecture" Slides
• Saturday, 13 July 2013
• 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast, coffee
• 09:00 - 11:00 Intelligent Front-End for pixel-based instruments: Front-End and novel ideas 2h0'  Speaker: Dr. Lodovico Ratti (University of Pavia) Slides
• 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
• 11:30 - 13:00 Intelligent Front-End for pixel-based instruments: digital processing of the pixel matrix part 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Gabrielli (Universita di Bologna e INFN (IT)) Slides
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
• 14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Session: Parallel session
• 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
• 16:30 - 18:00 Semiconductor detector technology for medical and scientific imaging: quantum processing and Medipix developments in particular 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. Erik Heijne (CERN and NIKHEF) Slides
• 19:30 - 21:00 School Banquet at Exeter College
The Dining Hall
• Sunday, 14 July 2013
• 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast, coffee
• 09:45 - 10:30 Challenges and opportunities of massive parallelism 45'  Speaker: Dr. Stef Salvini (University of Oxford) Slides
• 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
• 11:00 - 12:00 The challenges of real-time processing on detector in Astro & HEP worlds in the 21st century 1h0'  Speakers: Dr. Kris Zarb-Adami (Oxford), Prof. Dave Newbold (Bristol University & RAL) Slides
• 12:00 - 13:00 Molecular Imaging Modalities & Technologies: Lecture 1 1h0'  Speaker: Prof. Craig Levin (Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)) Slides
• 13:00 - 18:00 FREE AFTERNOON
• Monday, 15 July 2013
• 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast, coffee
• 09:00 - 10:30 Optical wireless for data transmission 1h30'  Speaker: Prof. Ernesto Ciaramella (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, IT) Slides
• 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
• 11:00 - 11:30 The interconnected world: needs in Astrophysics 30'  Speaker: Prof. Michael Jones (Oxford)
• 11:30 - 12:00 Real-time data signal detection for pulsars and radio transients using GPUs 30'  Speaker: Dr. Wes Armour (University of Oxford) Slides
• 12:00 - 13:00 Molecular Imaging Modalities & Technologies: Lecture 2 1h0'  Speaker: Prof. Craig Levin (Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)) Slides
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
• 14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Session: Parallel session
• 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
• 16:30 - 18:00 New trends in the High Tech world from INTEL 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. Leonardo Borges (INTEL (Houston, USA)) Slides
• 20:00 - 21:30 OUTREACH EVENT & PUBLIC LECTURE: Astronomy in 2033 : What we will (and won't) know about the Universe 1h30'
Astronomy is undergoing a quiet revolution - new telescopes and new techniques being built and developed right now will change our view of the Universe for good. In this lecture, Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott will peer into the future and predict what we will - and won't - know in twenty years' time.
 Speaker: Dr. Chris Lintott (University of Oxford)
• Tuesday, 16 July 2013
• 08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast, coffee
• 08:45 - 10:15 Test bench: specificities and evolution for the HEP and the Astrophysics Fields 1h30'  Speakers: Dr. Ingrid Gregor (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)), Dr. Richard White (University of Leeds) Slides
• 10:15 - 11:15 Molecular Imaging Modalities & Technologies: Lecture3 1h0'  Speaker: Prof. Craig Levin (Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)) Slides
• 11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
• 11:30 - 13:00 Test automation of 3D integrated system 1h30'  Speaker: Dr. Stephen Pateras (Mentor Graphics' Silicon Test Solution (USA)) Slides
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
• 14:00 - 16:00 Poster session
• 14:00 Developing Homodyne Interferometers for Space Applications 2h0'  Speaker: Ms. Miranda Bradshaw (University of Birmingham) Poster
• 14:00 Instrumentation of a Level-1 Track Trigger in the ATLAS detector for the High Luminosity LHC 2h0'  Speaker: Dr. Francesca Pastore (Royal Holloway, University of London) Poster
• 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
• 16:30 - 18:00 Awards session