The impressive progress in semiconductor detectors and their associated microelectronics is leading to major advances in the track and vertex finding capabilities of current and future experiments. This is already demonstrated in the ongoing upgrades to the inner tracking systems of detectors for the LHC and HL-LHC at CERN, as well as developments targeting future high energy physics facilities.
Phil Allport is director of the Birmingham Instrumentation Laboratory for Particle physics and Applications (BILPA) and professor of high energy physics at the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the European Committee for Future Accelerator (ECFA) Detectors Panel, he chairs the ATLAS Tracker Upgrade Institute Board and was Upgrade Coordinator of ATLAS (2011-2015). He is a leading international advocate of the High-Luminosity LHC, having been co-organiser of the ECFA sponsored HL-LHC Workshops. He has served on a large number of national and international committees including chairing the UK Particle Physics Advisory Panel and the Institute of Physics High Energy Particle Physics Group. He is a member of several consortia employing HL-LHC tracking detector technology in medical applications with particular emphasis on hadron radiotherapy.