ATLAS High-Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) milestone achieved: ALTIROC2 ASIC submitted
May 19, 2021Collider Physics Group
The ALTIROC2 ASIC for the ATLAS High-Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) has been submitted. This is a major milestone of the HGTD project.
The ALTIROC2 is a 2x2 cm2, full functionality ASIC to read out the LGAD sensors and provide the required 30-50ps time resolution per hit.R. Casanova led the digital design and the verification effort.
IFAE will be working on the development of a readout system for the chip tests and the hybridization effort (to LGAD sensors). The next version of the chip is planned for the end of the year.
New positions in the IFAE Organization
January 16, 2023
Mario Martinez, ICREA professor at IFAE and head of the Gravitational Waves Group, is the new Director of the Experimental Division and takes on the role of IFAE Deputy Director. Martine Bosman, retiring Director of the Experimental Division, assumes the status of IFAE Emeritus.