March 24, 2021 to July 30, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone


A set of questions was sent by various Task Forces to national contacts. You can also find them below and provide replies to the related Task Force.

  • Questionnaire of TF1 Gaseous Detectors: LINK

  • Questionnaire of TF2 Liquid Detectors: LINK

  • Questionnaire of TF3 Solid State Detectors: LINK

  • Questionnaire of TF4 Photon Detectors and PID:

    • The agenda of the symposium is here – do you feel that there any topics that are missing that you would like to see included? A more complete list of major technologies can be found below:

      • Overview of Particle Identification technologies to be covered: RICH (novel optical elements, novel gases, aerogel, metamaterials), DIRC (radiator systems and geometries), TOF (DIRC-type techniques, RPCs, scintillators). Other technologies only summarised, since covered in other task forces – dE/dx, TRD, optical materials for fibre technologies, new scintillators, neutron detectors.

      • Overview of  Photon Detector technologies to be covered: SiPM, MCP-PMT (large area and high granularity), large-area photomultipliers, multianode devices (MaPMT), hybrid HPDs, HAPDs, cryogenic photon detectors. Other, only to be summarised since covered in other task forces – LGADs, fast timing electronics.

    • What aspects of R&D are ongoing in your country in the areas of Particle Identification and Photon Detector technologies for Particle Physics applications? If you could include links to relevant references of recent work that would be helpful for the symposium speakers.

    • How do you feel the R&D work could be best facilitated, especially in the long term?

    • Are there any blue skies topics (including developments for neighbouring fields) that you feel should get attention?

  • Questions of TF5 Quantum Sensors and Emerging technologies:

    • With a specific view towards both quantum technologies as well as the strategy group report, which communities would you consider essential to involve to ensure that their needs are appropriately incorporated into our detector R&D chapter?

    • Would you have specific names of individuals that we should particularly have discussions with?

    • With regards to the topics covered by the symposium, do you see any major omissions?

    • Do any particular applications of quantum technologies to high energy collider or fixed target experiments come to your mind?

  • Questions of TF6 Calorimetry:

    • What is the capability of constructing and testing prototypes in your
      country? If limited, do you have access to networks that enable to
      integrate into prototype projects?

    • For the construction of large(r) devices: will/can construction be
      realised “in house” or is the tendency rather towards subcontracting?

    • Is work on instrumentation recognised for careers in your country?

  • Questionnaire of TF7 Electronics and On-detector Processing: LINK

  • Questions of TF9 Training:

    • Areas of particular national strength or of minimal significant activity within the topics covered by TF9

    • Current national plans for strategic investment relevant to TF9

    • Significant opportunities for seeking future resources, particularly (though not only) through European schemes (also in synergy with other science areas) that should be considered when highlighting training priorities

    • To the best of your knowledge the list of university programs in your country dedicated to HEP instrumentation training

    • To the best of your knowledge the list of international schools that are regularly held in your country in this field

    • Any other personal views you would like to add to this important subject