EDIT-2020 School for Detector and Instrumentation Technologies

SR 4a/b (DESY)

SR 4a/b




EDIT– Excellence in Detector and Instrumentation Technologies - is a school series under the auspices of ICFA. Previous instances were CERN 2011, FNAL 2012, KEK 2013, Frascati 2015, FNAL 2018.

EDIT is devoted to young researchers, in their graduate studies or in their first year as post docs, seeking to acquire a deeper knowledge on the major aspects of detectors and instrumentation technologies for particle physics. The school comprises lectures and four courses with hands-on experiments, including beam tests, on silicon sensors, silicon systems, calorimetry and gas detectors. 

EDIT-2020 took place at DESY in Hamburg, Germany on February 17-28, 2020

Please scroll down for further information.



Lectures wre held on the first and last day of the school, and on every morning in-between. The courses started after the morning lectures and last to the end of the day. The week-end was free for social activities. 


  1. Detector Development at DESY Ties Behnke (DESY)
  2. Tracking: Basic Principles Nick Styles (DESY)
  3. Calorimetry I-III Erika Garutti (Hamburg), Martin Aleksa (CERN), Katja Krüger (DESY)
  4. Particle Identification: Peter Krizan (Ljubljana)
  5. Silicon Detectors I-III: Doris Eckstein (DESY), Norbert Wermes (Bonn), Petra Riedler (CERN)
  6. Photodetectors: Wataru Ootani (Tokyo)
  7. Gaseous Detectors Eraldo Oliveri (CERN)
  8. Cryogenic Noble Gas Detectors Stefan Söldner-Rembold (Manchester)
  9. Electronics and Signal Processing Christophe de La Taille (Palaiseau)
  10. Trigger and DAQ Hans-Christian Schultz Coulon (Heidelberg)
  11. Detectors: Great Concepts and Glorious Failures Ingrid-Maria Gregor (DESY / Bonn)

Hands-on Courses

There were four parallel courses, each lasting two days,  after which students rotated. Follow the links to find leaflets with more information on the courses:

  1. Silicon sensors Leaflet 1
  2. Silicon detector systems Leaflet 2
  3. Calorimeters Leaflet 3
  4. Gas detectors  Leaflet 4

Practical Information

The registration fee was 150 Euro and covered coffee breaks, reception and dinner. 

Affordable accommodation was available at the DESY hostel; a block reservation has been made. Participants could book rooms after having received a confirmation of acceptance of their application.


The deadline for applications is over, and all selected candidates have registered, no registration or application is possible anymore!


International Advisory Committee:

P. Burrows (Oxford), A.Cattai (CERN), L. Feld (Aachen), J.Incandela (S. Barbara), P. Krizan (Ljubljana), J.Mnich (DESY), W. Ootani (Tokyo), E. Ramberg (FNAL), H.-C. Schultz-Coulon (Heidelberg)

Local Organising Committee:

M. Baselga, R. Diener, D. Eckstein. I. Henning,  I.M. Gregor, K. Krüger, I. Melzer-Pellmann, O. Schäfer, F. Sefkow (Chair), M.Stanitzki 

Supported by https://www.qu.uni-hamburg.de/ 

Leaflet 1
Leaflet 2
Leaflet 3
Leaflet 4
Poster (PNG format)
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  • Aizat Daribayeva
  • Alice Porter
  • Allison Radich
  • Angelo Loi
  • Brant Rumberger
  • Carolin Groetzinger
  • Christina Agapopoulou
  • David José Gaspar Marques
  • David Maximilian Immig
  • Davide Di Croce
  • Davide Fiorina
  • Divya Gadkari
  • Doris Eckstein
  • Erica Brondolin
  • Felix Sefkow
  • Felix Ulrich-Pur
  • Florian Dachs
  • Georgios Giakoustidis
  • Giorgio Pintaudi
  • Giulio Lucchetta
  • Hannah Klingenmeyer
  • Ingrid-Maria Gregor
  • Inna Henning
  • Isabell Melzer-Pellmann
  • Jan Cedric Hönig
  • Jan Hammerich
  • Jan-Hendrik Arling
  • Katja Krueger
  • Lukas Witola
  • Marcel Stanitzki
  • Marco A. Ayala Torres
  • Maria Mironova
  • Mariana Toscani
  • Marta Baselga
  • Martin Sykora
  • Matej Roguljic
  • Meghranjana CHATTERJEE
  • Mohammadtaghi Hajheidari
  • Moritz Wiehe
  • Niveditha Ramasubramanian
  • Oliver Schaefer
  • Pedro Almeida
  • Ralf Diener
  • Reem Taibah
  • Roberto Mulargia
  • Roman Berner
  • Roman Müller
  • Sascha Dungs
  • Sejla Hadzic
  • Shen Wang
  • Shudhashil Bharthuar
  • Silke Möbius
  • Sven Mägdefessel
  • Tateno Gen
  • Vadym Denysenko
  • Valentina Cicero
  • Valerie Vanessa Hohm
  • Vera Latonova
  • Zhiying Li