Argonne National Laboratory

Coordinating Panel for Advanced Detectors

Argonne participates in the Coordinating Panel for Advanced Detectors (CPAD), which seeks to promote, coordinate and assist in the research and development of instrumentation and detectors for high energy physics experiments. CPAD’s representatives come from the national high-energy physics laboratories and the university community.

By helping to coordinate the development of both evolutionary and transformative detector instrumentation across the national laboratories and with the university community, Argonne works to ensure the future of high-energy physics experiments.  CPAD was formed in spring 2012 in response to an 18-month-long study by a task force appointed to address the organization of high-energy physics instrumentation.

Working Groups

There are 8 working groups that are a part of CPAD.

  • The creation of an APS DPF Award for Excellence in Instrumentation Research and Development
    Graham Smith, Gabriella Sciolla

  • Input to the yearly SBIR/STTR proposal calls
    Clarence Chang, Maurice Garcia-Sciveres, Wesley Smith, Rick van Berg

  • Creation of a National Instrumentation Fellowship program for both post docs and graduate students
    Matt Wetstein, Gabriella Sciolla, Maurice Garcia-Sciveres, Ulrich Heintz, Juan Estrada

  • Establish an improved model of an equipment pool that could be used for instrumentation development  at U.S. universities and labs
    Erik Ramberg, Maurice Garcia-Sciveres

  • Coordination of instrumentation resources at National Labs for the HEP community
    Graham Smith, David McFarlane, Erik Ramberg

  • A program to further develop instrumentation schools and education
    Bob Wagner, Rick van Berg, Marina Artuso, Erik Ramberg, Juan Estrada

  • Develop a plan to establish and maintain a repository of examples of migration of technologies and instrumentation into high-energy physics and new developments that might benefit HEP
    Ron Lipton, Clarence Chang

  • Continuation and organization of an, at least, annual national instrumentation workshop for HEP & enhancement of interdisciplinary aspects of instrumentation
    Ulrich Heintz, Ron Lipton, Bob Wagner, Matt Wetstein, Rick van Berg