Jul 17 – 28, 2023
Kutaisi, Georgia
Asia/Tbilisi timezone


The school for young scientists on particle detector technologies will take place at Kutaisi International University (KIU) in Kutaisi, Georgia, on July 17-28, 2023. The school is organized in the framework of the EURIZON project supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The working language of the school is English.


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International organizing committee

Lucie Linssen, Eva Sicking (CERN); Simon Spannagel (DESY); Francesco Piscitelli (ESS); Jürgen Eschke, Irakli Keshelashvili, Christian J. Schmidt (GSI); Marcello Abbrescia, Nicola De Filippis (INFN-Bari), Gianluigi Cibinetto (INFN-Ferrara), Gianni Bencivenni (INFN-Frascati), Margherita Primavera (INFN-Lecce); Michael Düren, Marc Strickert (JLU Giessen); Mustafa Schmidt (Univ. Wuppertal).

Local organizing committee

Irakli Keshelashvili, David Mchedlishvili, Levan Kankadze, Gvantsa Gabatashvili, Levan Zaalishvili, Levan Kopaliani, David Dvali, Vakhtang Tsagareli (KIU).

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Kutaisi, Georgia

The Detector School is organized for training young scientists on state-of-the-art particle detection technologies in the fields of particle-, heavy-ion- and neutron-physics.

The main program of the school comprises morning lectures by world experts in their fields, and hands-on exercises on various technologies in the afternoons. Social activities are organised during evenings and on the weekend.

List of lecture topics:

  • Calorimetry
  • Characterization of detectors
  • Communication in science, presentation skills
  • Evolution on working detector systems from R&D to construction, operation and performance
  • Gaseous detectors
  • Neutron detectors
  • Non-collider detectors
  • Particle identification
  • Photodetection
  • Quantum sensing
  • Readout- FPGA- trigger- DAQ- synchronisation
  • Silicon detectors
  • Tracking

The school will include also elective practical courses that will allow the school attendees to put their hands on various detectors and test them under the supervision of experts. Preliminary exercise list:

  • Cosmo boxes
  • Do-It-Yourself particle detector
  • Drift Tubes characterization
  • Geant4 simulation software
  • Landau distribution with SiStrip
  • Monte-Carlo Resolution with SiPixel
  • Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detector lab
  • ROOT analysis software
  • SiPixel characterization
  • SiPM characterization
  • Testbeam data analysis with SiPixel

Students will be given opportunity to present their work. This activity will connect closely with the science communication tutorial.

Disclaimer: the EURIZON project is subject to the signature of an amendment in preparation, the available budget will be confirmed only after signature of the amendment.

Application for this event is currently open.