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ECFA Detector R&D Roadmap


In the 2020 Update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics it is stated, that organised by ECFA, a roadmap should be developed by the community to balance the detector R&D efforts in Europe, taking into account progress with emerging technologies in adjacent fields. The roadmap should identify and describe a diversified detector R&D portfolio that has the largest potential to enhance the performance of the particle physics programme in the near and long term. This community roadmap could, for example, identify the grand challenges that will guide the R&D process on the medium-and long-term timescales, and define technology nodes broad enough to be used as the basis for creating R&D platforms. This will allow concerted and efficient actions on the international scale addressing the technologicalchallenges of future experiments while fostering an environment that stimulates innovation and collaboration with industry.

The mandate is to focus on the technical aspects to realise the research facilities in a timely fashion, and to provide strategic guidance for detector development at large, in synergy with neighbouring fields and industrial applications. A Detector R&D Roadmap Panel coordinated by Phil Allport (Chair), Silvia Dalla Torre, Manfred Krammer, Felix Sefkow and Ian Shipsey assists ECFA to develop and organize the process and to deliver the final roadmap document. The roadmap process is organized in six technology-oriented Task Forces (TF) and three transversal Task Forces across all technologies and facilities,  where each TF will have in coming months its own symposium/workshop to provide the input for the roadmap.
More details on the Panel members, Task Forces and organizational structure can be found here:
The full mandate document including descriptions of each Task Force can be found on the Mandate Document.

In order to identify synergies and opportunities with adjacent research fields, it is important to remain connected to those fields while developing a Detector R&D Roadmap for particle physics. An Advisory Panel with other fields will establish this liaison. The role of the members of the Advisory Panel with other fields is to help establishing the communication between the conveners and experts in each Task Force and the experts in their respective fields. This will be facilitated with a list of expert contacts from within the Advisory Panel members research fields for each Task Forces, and to stimulate them to participate in the dialogues both towards and during the topic-specific symposia organized to consult with the community. APPEC was asked to provide experts for each TF which can be contacted by the convenors to evaluate possible links of the TF content to Astroparticle Physics.
The following people agreed to join the Roadmap Process as expert for the respective TF:

  • TF1 Gaseous Detectors: Jennifer L Raaf (Fermilab)
  • TF2 Liquid Detectors: Manfred Lindner (MPI Heidelberg)
  • TF3 Solid State Detectors: Fabrice Retiere (TRIUMF)
  • TF4 Photon Detectors and Particle Identification Detectors: Tina Pollmann (Nikhef)
  • TF5 Quantum and Emerging Technologies: Harald Lück (Hannover)
  • TF6 Calorimetry: Federica Petricca (MPI Munich)
  • TF7 Electronics and On-detector Processing: Marc Weber (KIT)
  • TF8 Integration: Aldo Ianni (LNGS)
  • TF9 Training: Katrin Link (APPEC)

The timeline of the roadmap process is anticipated to follow the key dates outlined here. Input of the community is especially encouraged through the nine all-day open symposia of the Task Forces, via RECFA and in the discussion around the presentation at the Joint ECFA-EPS session.
The nine one-day symposia are planned between March and May 2021, the exact dates are listed here.

Further information on the ECFA Detector R&D Roadmap is available here: