Linear Collider Detector Development
High Energy Physics and Linear Collider Detector Development

Hello and welcome to the website for the NICADD detector group. This website was created to introduce the reader to our current research activites. At present we are active in the development of hardware and software for the future electron positron linear collider, and group members are also participating in the D0 experiment at Fermilab.

The International Linear Collider, the next step for HEP....
The International Linear Collider is a proposed new electron-positron collider, that together with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, would allow for exploration beyond the reach of today's accelerators. It is anticipated that at these energies the new discoveries will be made will lead to a greater understanding of the universe.

Members of the detector group at NICADD are contributing the to the research and development of the International Linear Collider in both the hardware and sofware areas. In the hardware area, we are researching a semi-digital, scintillator based hadron calorimeter and a scintillator-steel based tail-catcher and muon tracker. In the software area, our efforts are concentrated on the development of PFA algorithms and the support of the DigiSim software package.

To learn more about our efforts in these areas, please click on the links below:
Design and Prototyping of a Scintiallator-based Semi-Digital Hadron Calorimeter

Design and Prototyping of a Scintillator-based Tail-catcher/Muon Tracker

Development of Particle Flow Algorithms and Simulation Software

High Energy Physics, probing the structure of the universe....
The fundamental drive in High Energy Physics (HEP) is to understand the forces and interactions between the particles that make up the universe by identifying and studying the properties of these particles. By studying these properties, we hope to learn how the universe was made and how it works.

Members of the NICADD detector group participate in HEP research at the D0 experiment at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory.
To read a brief summary of the activities of some group members at D0, click on the link below:
D0 Research Activities

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Last update:Mon Nov 20, 2006