Convener: Dr Tim Jones, University of Liverpool
Advances in the understanding of our Universe come through measuring physical phenomena to better and better precision and comparing data to theoretical predictions. The ideal detector is one that offers infinite precision with zero mass. Our challenge as experimentalists is to get as close as possible to the impossible, exploiting knowledge in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering and pushing the boundaries of technology. Modern detector systems are complex assemblies of millions of components all working together to record 4-dimensional data, from a continuous stream of collisions, forty million times a second.