The focus is on the most advanced technologies in the fields of semiconductors, very deep submicron and 3D technologies, nanotechnology, advanced packaging & interconnect, Si Photonics, real-time signal processing, filtering and massive parallel computing. The school will provide lectures and Lab work in a variety of cross-disciplinary example applications drawn from the exploration of distant Universe, through Medical imaging of the human body, to exploration of the elementary particle world. Lectures on science overviews and on related technical developments will be given by experts from Academia and Industry, alongside with hands-on Lab sessions with demonstrators and subject specific master-classes on science and technology.
This year the school will be hosted in Germany, in the Department of Physics of the University of Hamburg and DESY.
The University of Hamburg: A Gateway to the World of Science
This year the School will address new topics in Astrophysics, HEP and Medical Physics as compared to those covered at the two previous schools.
In Astrophysics the school will cover the Gravitational waves (especially with the advanced Virgo and LIGO experiments and the LISA project) and the Long Baseline Neutrino project and direct searches for dark matter using detectors filled with Noble Gas. The on-detector signal processing for these various cases and their impressive new challenges will be explained in these lectures
In HEP the programme will cover the future colliders projects (ILC, CLIC and FCC) besides the LHC experiments. In particular the lectures will show how the different types of machine running conditions will impact on the development of the signal processing overall chain in these various cases.
In Medical Physics a complete new PET system will be presented allowing the students understanding the benefits for the patient of intelligent signal processing on the instrument for a complete, compact and efficient treatment of the information.
A series of 3 colloquia will cover the scientific objectives of these fundamental research fields. Marco Cirelli will present the Dark Side of the Universe; Tobias Haas will give an overall view of the European X-Ray Laser, XFEL at DESY; Brian Foster will review the Future Accelerators Projects in Particle Physics.
The new series of Labs will allow completing the lectures by specific examples.