STAR discussion meeting

on the

inner and forward tracking upgrade


November 7 -8, 2003 at MIT



Proposed structure of the meeting:


  • Friday afternoon, November 7, 2003, 14:00 19:00: Presentations
  • Friday evening, November 7, 2003, 20:00: Dinner, Hotel@MIT (Sidneys Grille)
  • Saturday morning, November 8, 2003, 09:00 13:00: Discussion



Location: MIT, Department of Physics, LNS, Building 26, 4th floor (Kolker Room, 26-414)




A: Friday, November 7, 2003, 14:00 19:00


1. Welcome: 14:00

Bernd Surrow (5min.)


2. Overview of the STAR future upgrade plans (Review of White paper): 14:05

D. Majka (30min.+5min.)


3. Report on status and future of STAR SVT/SSD: 14:40

D. Lynn (30min. +5min.)


4. pp physics topics toward a new inner/forward tracker: 15:15


a. W event kinematics: 15:15

Joanna Kiryluk (10min.)


b. Overview of physics topics: 15:25

Steve Vigdor (20min. +5 min.)


5. Au-Au physics topics toward a new inner/forward tracker: 15:50

Kai Schweda (20min.+5min.)


6. Possible layout of a new STAR tracking system: 16:15

Nikolai Smirnov and B.S. (30min.+5min.)


Coffee break (10min.)



7. Report on three basic technology choices:


a. Report on Pixel activities: 17:00

Howard Wieman (30min.+5min.)


b. Report on GEM activities: 17:35

Nikolai Smirnov (30min.+5min.)


c. Overview of silicon strip detectors: ZEUS (ep) / CMS (pp): 18:10

Bernd Surrow (10min.+5min.)


8. Overview of infrastructure at MIT related to STAR tracking upgrade


a. MIT-Department (Silicon laboratory): 18:25

Gerrit van Nieuwenhuizen (20mim.)


b. MIT-BATES: 18:45

Richard Milner (15min.)


Dinner at Hotel@MIT: 20:00


B: Saturday, November 8th, 2003, 09:00 13:00


9. STAR tracking software: 09:00

Mike Miller (30min.)


Discussion session: 09:30 13:00


Summary of MIT meeting at STAR analysis meeting


1. Where do we go from here?

        Discussion on inner/forward tracker upgrade strategy

        Optimal sequence and staging of tracking proposals and upgrades


2. What needs to be done:

Formulation of task list:

        Simulation (GEANT, physics simulation)

        Overall detector layout

        Detailed specific detector design


3. Who is interested to look into what (Institutional responsibilities)?

        Simulation work

        R&D activities

        Detector design and prototype


4. Formation of a working group within STAR and coordination?


5. Discussion on funding?


6. When do we meet again?