What's this about? -- status 17/5/2024

    The implementation of the ECFA detector R&D roadmap for quantum sensing for particle physics is planned to proceed in several steps: first a workshop among conveners, then the writing of a White Paper (evolving draft) based on this workshop, but with involvement of the different communities interacting with the conveners, and finally the drafting of the DRD5 Proposal (submitted version of May 16, 2024) based on the White paper and input from the wider community at an open workshop that took place at CERN on Oct. 2-4, 2023.

    This proposal has been submitted to a CERN scientific committee, the DRDC on May 16, 2024, after feedback and minor corrections from the different interested communities, with the aim of forming a dedicated collaboration (DRD5/RDq). Please contact Marcel Demarteau or Michael Doser with any such input or if you would be willing to be involved in this future collaboration.

    A document describing the process can be found here. If you are interested, please sign up here for regular updates by email.

    The six quantum sensing families that form part of the ECFA detector R&D roadmap are:
    - clocks and clock networks
    - kinetic detectors
    - superconducting and spin-based sensors
    - optomechanical sensors
    - atoms, ions, molecules and atom interferometry
    - metamaterials, 0-,1-,2-dimensional materials

    A workshop on these different families (represented both by the conveners themselves, as well as based on the submissions to a call for contributions) took place at CERN from April 2-5, 2023. The outcome of this workshop is two-fold:

    Minutes of the workshop. These minutes provide an overview of the presentations and discussions surrounding the many activities in the field of quantum technologies and related areas, and highlight some possible Work Packages (WP's) for the implementation phase.

    White Paper (in the process of being written). This White Paper is structured around these WP's and is geared towards preparing a LOI that structures these activities within a proto-collaboration, named DRD5 / RDq.

Who's who?

  • Conveners of the ECFA quantum sensing roadmap implementation process

    Hiroki Akamatsu, Etiennette Auffray, Caterina Braggio, Florian Brunbauer, Oliver Buchmuller,Shion Chen, Martino Calvo, Marcel Demarteau, Michael Doser, Christophe Dujardin, Andrew Geraci, Arindam Ghosh, Yacine Haddad, Glen Harris, David Hume, Derek Jackson, Jeroen Koelemeij, Georgy Kornakov, Gobinda Majumder, Stefan Maier, Alberto Marino, Tanja Mehlstäubler, Alessandro Monfardini, Ben Ohayon, Nancy Paul, Alberto Quaranta, Sadiq Rangwala, Florian Reindl, Mariana Safronova, Swati Singh, Stafford Withington and Steven Worm

  • Co-ordinators of the implementation process

    Marcel Demarteau, Michael Doser

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