Subtitle: Current status of the development
for the MVD strip readout ASIC
Duration: ~25 minutes
Date: 1 April 2014
Occasion: PANDA FEE/DAQ workshop
Location: Hotel Ebertor, Boppard, Germany
Audience: Physicists involved in the PANDA data acquisition and sensor readout
The workshop didn’t have many talks, so everyone had some time at hand to present their work. I had a 30 minutes slot which was double the time I had for the DPG talk (with basically the same content). So I had to include some more details in the slides to fill up the gap and during the talk I could spend more time in explaining things. In the end it was quite nice to talk this way, quite relaxed environment and fruitful for discussions.
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Subtitle: A Free-Running Readout ASIC for Silicon Strip Sensors in PANDA
Duration: 12+3 Minutes
Date: 18 March 2014
Occasion: Annual DPG spring meeting
Location: University Frankfurt, HK21 – Instrumentation
Audience: (Mostly) German physicists in hadron physics, involved or interested in building detectors
The DPG meeting limits the talks to 12 minutes (+ 3 minutes discussion). In these 12 minutes you have to introduce the experiment and the topic you are working on. And then you should talk about the work, you are actually doing. Quite challenging, in my case I was a bit too much afraid of the time limit. I ended up in speaking too fast and had two minutes left at the end.
Luckily, there was some interest from the audience, so I could fill up the gained time with answering questions.
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Subtitle: Design Review
Duration: 2,5 Hours
Date: 17 February 2014
Occasion: Design mostly ready, needs crosschecking from colleagues
Location: INFN Torino, VLSI Lab
Audience: ASIC Developers at the INFN Torino, mostly digital development
The submission of an ASIC design is a hard deadline, after this the design as it is will be burned into silicon. Therefore, a review of what has been done is useful to get some more eyes on the project than just the developer. My first design review I did just before I left Torino.
We talked for 2.5 hours, mainly me explaining different functions and concepts in the ASIC. But also a lot of discussions of possible flaws in the logic. In the end everything was approved with some small remarks and suggestions in what to to.
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Subtitle: Progress in Digital Part and Design Decisions
Duration: 20 Minutes
Date: 10 December 2013
Occasion: PANDA collaboration meeting, MVD session
Location: GSI Darmstadt
Audience: PANDA MVD group
The quarterly status report in the MVD meeting. This time I included some general design decisions — especially a changed geometry. Since it was a talk for the MVD group, the atmosphere was quite relaxed. During the question and answer part I realized that I got more experience in this topic. I like that.
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Subtitle: Physics Motivation and Detector Concept
Duration: 45 Minutes
Date: 13 December 2013
Occasion: PANDA collaboration meeting, Introduction session
Location: GSI Darmstadt
Audience: New and not so experienced PANDA members, mostly PhD students
The group of young scientists from PANDA decided they wanted to provide an introduction to PANDA for newcomers. To help them find their way in the collaboration. So we had such a session with talks about PANDA in general and some detector concept in more detail. Because I am one of two representatives of this group, I decided to take over the part for the general introduction.
It went quite well. I could have gave a rehearsal of this talk, but in the end the atmosphere was relaxed enough and I think my explanations were not that confusing. Reactions from the audience were quite positive.
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Subtitle: Concept and status of the PANDA Strip ASIC
Slides: 28 (+7 backup)
Duration: 45 Minutes
Date: 28 November 2013
Occasion: Real Time, Self-Triggered Front-End Electronics for Highly Segmented Detectors
Location: University of Torino / INFN Torino
Audience: Developers for front end electronics, mostly outside PANDA.
An international workshop for front end developers to share experiences in the development process. I was asked to present also my experiences and progress with the PASTA chip. Because the audience was mostly outside PANDA, I included also some general introduction of the experiment.
I didn’t have the chance to do a test talk in advance, therefore my talk was a bit longer than expected and on some points I was a bit floundering. But the scope of the workshop was quite relaxed and everyone had enough time, so at least I didn’t keep people away from their lunch.
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Subtitle: Status Update of the PANDA Strip ASIC
Slides: 18 (+1 backup)
Duration: 20 Minutes
Date: 10 September 2013
Occasion: 46. PANDA Collaboration Meeting, MVD session
Location: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Audience: PANDAs, most of them involved (or interested) in the MVD development.
I gave an update for the other MVD people on the current status of the MVD Strip ASIC development. I had two purposes in mind: first explain what I’m doing and secondly get people to the current status in total, to make the following discussion possible (some design parameters had to be discussed).
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This is based on an idea from Andi, who is doing the same at his thesis log.
Subtitle: A Time-Based Readout for Radiation Detectors
Duration: 30 Minutes
Date: 6 September 2013
Occasion: DIRC2013 Workshop
Location: Castle Rauischholzhausen, near Gießen, Germany
Audience: Physicists involved in Cerenkov counters, mostly PANDA related.
I got invited to present an introduction of the TOFPET ASIC to another group from PANDA, the Disc-DIRC. Actually they invited my supervisor in Torino, but he couldn’t make it, so I went instead. Anyhow, this group is thinking about using the TOFPET ASIC — maybe with some small modifications — as a readout solution for their detector.
To be able to start the discussion from a sophisticated level, I gave an introduction into the chips concept, some specifications and the planned modifications we are doing for using it in the MVD. A followup-discussion was planned for the following week at the PANDA meeting, where also my supervisor would be present.
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