The ZEUS Experiment

ZEUS is a detector at the electron-proton collider HERAat DESY in Hamburg, Germany. Here, the results of collsions between 30 GeV electrons and 820 Gev protons are studied.

The ZEUS collaboration consists of 450 scientists coming from institutes in twelve countries : Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and the USA. Together they have build the ZEUS detector, maintain and further upgrade the detector, operate the detector during the time HERA produces electron-proton collisions and analyse the recorded signals from the electron-proton collisions. Here you find the list of scientific publications of the ZEUS collaboration.

The ZEUS detector consists of many components. A series of wire chambers to measure the position and momentum of the charged particles produced in these collisions. An Uranium Scintillator Calorimeter measures the energy of all particles. At the outer side of the detector wire chambers are placed to detect muons. The detector is operational since April 1992 and is upgraded further every year.

NIKHEF has contributed significantly to the mechanical design and construction of the Uranium Scintillator Calorimeter, the design and construction of the trigger logic and trigger electronics of the calorimeter and the software required to reconstruct the signals recorded in the calorimeter. NIKHEF is also active in the upgrade programs for ZEUS. NIKHEF participates continously in the physics analysis of the ZEUS data. The following theses are results of the involvement of NIKHEF in ZEUS.

For detailed information see the ZEUS-NIKHEF and ZEUS-DESY pages. Videos and transparencies of ZEUS introductory lectures can be found  here .


Last Update 19 August 1996 by Els de Wolf