Friday 14 September, 11.00h, at Nikhef in H331.
Speaker: Richard Wigmans (Texas Tech U)
Title: “Calorimetry in the 21st century”
In the past 50 years, calorimeters have become the most important detectors for
many experiments in particle physics, especially at colliders. Whereas these instruments allow measurements of the properties of high-energy electrons and gammas with unprecedented precision, their performance for hadrons and jets leaves much to be desired. Poor energy resolution, signal non-linearities and non-Gaussian response functions limit the quality of the physics information they can provide.
In this talk, I will describe the root causes of these problems, and present three solutions that have been proposed to remedy this situation: compensation, dual readout and particle flow analysis. Experimental results obtained with these techniques will be presented and their merits compared.