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