Advanced Instrumentation Seminars (AIS)

Advanced Instrumentation Seminars (AIS) cover topics of interest to the broad cummunity of experimenters at SLAC. Invited speakers represent all facets of technology related to SLAC research including accelerator instrumentation, detectors for both accelerator-based HEP and particle astropysics, and the instrumentation required for a new generations of photon science.

Radar Glaciology

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Location

SLAC, Kavli 3rd Floor Conf. Room

Speaker
Dustin Schroeder (Stanford)

Radio echo sounding is a uniquely powerful geophysical technique for studying the interior of ice sheets, glaciers, and icy planetary bodies. It can provide broad coverage and deep penetration as well as interpretable ice thickness, basal topography, and englacial radio stratigraphy. However, despite the long tradition of glaciological interpretation of radar images, quantitative analyses of radar sounding data are rare and face several technical challenges.

Prototype DEPFET detectors for the WFI of ATHENA

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Location

SLAC, Kavli 3rd Floor Conference Room

Speaker
Wolfgang Treberspurg (Max Plank Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Garching, Germany)

The WFI instrument of ESA’s next X-ray observatory ATHENA will provide excellent spectroscopic performance

in an unprecedented large field of view.  The focal plane consists of DEPFET active pixel sensors to typically produce

energy resolution below 170 eV FWHM @ 7 keV on a 512x512 pixels sensor with fast readout. The DEPFET concept

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