Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 15th July 2015 at 13:30
Poynting Large Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

ILD: a Detector for the International Linear Collider

Daniel Jeans (Tokyo University)


The International Linear Collider will possibly be the next energy-frontier particle physics facility, producing copious Higgs bosons, top quarks, and other particles in the clean environment of electron-positron collisions, allowing precise measurements of these particles' properties, as well as allowing searches for new phenomena not explained by the Standard Model of particle physics. The ILD detector has been designed to make best use of collisions to be produced at the ILC. I will describe the motivations behind the detector design, and the status of activities to bring the required technologies to maturity, with a particular emphasis on calorimetry. I will also discuss the status of efforts to bring a Japan-hosted ILC project to fruition.