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Research Group "HEPHY - Forschungsprojekt ILD-Experiment am ILC"
(Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christoph Schwanda)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Schwanda
First name(s):Christoph
Title:Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institution:Austrian Academy of Sciences
Organizational unit:Institut für Hochenergiephysik (HEPHY) - ILD-Experiment am International Linear Collider (ILC)
Street address:Nikolsdorfer Gasse 18
Postal code:1050
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Experimental physics (103008)
  • High energy physics (103012)
  • Particle physics (103034)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.05.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2007   up to including: 2011
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
12 Persons
Thomas Bergauer
Paul Dolejschi
Marko Dragicevic
Rudolf Frühwirth
Robin Glattauer
Manfred Krammer
Bernhard Leitl
Winfried Mitaroff
Christoph Schwanda
Wolfgang Treberspurg
Manfred Valentan
Wolfgang Waltenberger
Full-time equivalents:2.2
Percentage project-funded:34
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:53
Number of publications:215
Five most important publications:
  1. M. Krammer, W. Mitaroff, "Tracking Detectors", in "Handbook of Particle Detection and Imaging"
    (Editors: C. Grupen, I. Buvat, D. McGregor), Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2011, ISBN 3-642-13270-7.
  2. W. Waltenberger, "RAVE - a detector-independent toolkit to reconstruct vertices",
    IEEE Trans.Nucl.Sci. 58 (2011) 434-444.
  3. H. Stoeck et al. (ILD Concept Group), "The International Large Detector - Letter of Intent",
    DESY 2009-87, Fermilab-PUB-09-682-E, KEK 2009-6, rev. Feb. 2010, ISBN 978-3-935702-42-3, ISSN 0418-9833.
  4. M. Valentan, M. Regler, R. Frühwirth, "Generalisation of the Gluckstern formulas II: Multiple scattering and open source implementation", Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 606 (2009) 728.
  5. M. Regler, R. Frühwirth, "Generalisation of the Gluckstern formulas I: Higher orders, alternatives and exact results", Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 589 (2008) 109.
Five most important talks:
  1. W. Mitaroff, "Forward Tracking at ILD - Ruminations by the Vienna Group",
    6th Int. ECFA Workshop on Linear Colliders (IWLC 2010), Genève, CH (Oct 18-22, 2010).
  2. W. Mitaroff, "The International Linear Collider (ILC) - Motivation, Challenge, Status",
    Gemeinsame Arbeitstagung der Österr. und Schweizerischen Physikalischen Gesellschaften,
    Fachausschuß / Sektion für Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Universität Innsbruck (Sep 1- 4, 2009).
  3. S. Hänsel, "Resolution studies on silicon strip sensors with fine pitch",
    11th Int. Workshop on Linear Colliders (LCWS 2008), UIC, Chicago, USA, (Nov 16-20, 2008).
  4. W. Mitaroff, "LiC Detector Toy - Tracking detector optimization with fast simulation and its application to the ILD design", 11th Int. Workshop on Linear Colliders (LCWS 2008), UIC, Chicago, USA (Nov 16- 20, 2008).
  5. W. Waltenberger, "RAVE - an open, extensible, detector-independent toolkit for reconstruction of interaction vertices", SLAC, Menlo Park, USA (Oct 26, 2006).
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • EU FP7: AIDA (Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators) angeführt unter Forschungsgruppe "HEPHY - Fachbereich Halbleiterdetektoren"
  • EU FP6: EUDET (Detector R&D towards the International Linear Collider) angeführt unter Forschungsgruppe "HEPHY - Fachbereich Halbleiterdetektoren"
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • ILD Detector Optimization:
    Evaluation of various tracker layouts, with emphasis on tracking quality in the difficult forward and intermediate regions. Development of analytical optimization algorithms.
  • Software for ILC Detectors:
    Development of a detector-independent fast simulation tool (LiC Detector Toy, LDT), and of a detector-independent vertex reconstruction toolkit (RAVE) based on robust algorithms.
  • Silicon for Linear Colliders (SiLC):
    Generic R&D programme to develop low material high-precision tracker modules, based on Si micro-strip technology, for future ILC or CLIC experiments. Design and construction of a Si envelope around a large prototype TPC inside a superconducting magnet at DESY test beams.
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • ILD "Detailed Baseline Design" (DBD):
    Major contributions, due by the end of 2012, as listed below:
  • Software for ILC Detectors:
    Development of a new Track Reconstruction in the forward region of the ILD detector. Follow-up study of beam-induced background radiation in the ILD forward region.
  • Silicon for Linear Colliders (SiLC):
    Continuation of generic R&D for low material high-precision tracker modules - targeted at Belle II and CMS upgrade, will be beneficial for the ILD experiment.
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
2 doctor's theses
  1. Dissertation von Stephan Hänsel (2011) angeführt unter Forschungsgruppe "HEPHY - Fachbereich Halbleiterdetektoren"
  2. Dissertation von Thomas Bergauer (2008) angeführt unter Forschungsgruppe "HEPHY - Fachbereich Halbleiterdetektoren"
Diploma and master theses:
3 theses
  1. Diplomarbeit von Wolfgang Kiesenhofer (2010) angeführt unter Forschungsgruppe "HEPHY - Fachbereich Halbleiterdetektoren"
  2. Manfred Valentan: "Tracking detector optimization for collider experiments with fast simulation and by analytical methods", Vienna University of Technology (2009)
  3. Fabian Moser: "Implementation of a general-purpose kinematic estimator in the software environment of the International Linear Collider, and its application to pair production of
    W bosons", Vienna University of Technology (Aug 2008)
International networking:
  • Software for ILC Detectors (collaboration with 5 institutes)
  • Silicon for Linear Colliders (SiLC) (collaboration with 5 institutes)
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