International Conference on the Advancement of Silicon Photomultipliers
from Monday, June 11, 2018 (09:00) to Friday, June 15, 2018 (13:20)

       : Sessions
   /   : Talks
       : Breaks
Monday, June 11, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
AM
09:00
Registration and Coffee (until 10:30)
10:30
Opening Session - Herbert Orth (GSI) (until 11:40)
10:30  Conference Introduction - A. Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Tech)  
10:40  Problems in the Appearance of SiPMs: A Brief History and Perspectives - Ziraddin Sadygov (JINR)  
11:10  Physics of SiPMs - Elena Popova (MEPhI)  
11:40
Review Talks (until 12:25)
11:40  SiPMs in Astroparticle Physics - Razmick Mirzoyan (MPI Physik)  
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
09:00
Welcome by the Mayor of Schwetzingen Dr. René Pöltl - Herbert Orth (GSI) (until 09:20)
09:20
Photon Detection Efficiency - A. Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Tech) (until 10:45)
09:20  PDE Introduction - A. Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Tech)  
09:30  PDE Measurement for Digital SiPMs: Comparison Between Pulsed and Continuous Light Methods - Frédéric Vachon (University of Sherbrooke)  
09:50  Characterization of VUV-Sensitive SiPMs for LXe Scintillation Light Detection in nEXO - Michael Wagenpfeil (Erlangen University)  
10:10  Techniques for Characterizing Light Source Emission Statistics at Single-Photon Level - Paolo Traina (INRIM)  
10:30  PDE Discussion & Summary - A. Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Tech)  
10:45
Poster Session at Coffee Break (until 11:15)
11:15
Miscellaneous and Others - Dieter Renker (TUM) (until 12:35)
11:15  Instrumentation for the Scintillator Upgrade of IceTop - Delia Tosi (WIPAC / University of Wisconsin Madison)  
11:35  Studies of SiPM Behavior under Continuous Light Illumination - Andrii Nagai (University of Geneva)  
11:55  SiPM Experience from more than Six Years Operation of FACT - Dominik Neise (ETH Zurich)  
12:15  Prototyping of Large-Size SiPM Based Detector Modules in IACTs - Alexander Hahn (MPI Physik)  
12:35 --- Conference Photo ---
12:40 --- Lunch Break ---
09:00
Timing Properties (FAST Action WG3 Meeting) - Stefan Gundacker (CERN) (until 10:30)
09:00  Timing Properties Introduction - Stefan Gundacker (CERN)  
09:10  Time Resolution Measurement with Analog SiPMs: Measurements and Setup Examples - Fabio Acerbi (FBK)  
09:30  Case Study of Digital SiPMs - Esteban Venialgo (Delft University of Technology)  
09:50  Multi-Photon Time Resolution and Applications - Elena Popova (MEPhI)  
10:10  Timing Properties Discussion & Summary - Stefan Gundacker (CERN)  
10:30
Poster Session at Coffee Break (until 11:00)
11:00
Review Talks (until 11:45)
11:00  Review on Cryogenic Applications - Fabrice Retiere (TRIUMF)  
11:45
Miscellaneous and Others - Dieter Renker (TUM) (until 12:30)
11:45  Application of SiPMs and MCP-PMTs in the PANDA PID detectors - Albert Lehmann (Erlangen University)  
12:05  Applicability of Digital SiPMs in RICH Detectors - Sergey Kononov (BINP)  
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
12:30
Scientific Organizing Committee Meeting - A. Nepomuk Otte (Georgia Tech) (until 14:00)
09:00
Radiation Hardness - Erika Garutti (Hamburg University) (until 10:30)
09:00  Radiation Hardness Introduction - Thomas Tsang (BNL)  
09:10  Neutron Radiation and Recovery Studies on SiPMs - Thomas Tsang (BNL)  
09:50  Study of Evolution of MPPC Properties Induced by Neutrons - Slawomir Mianowski (National Centre for Nuclear Research)  
10:10  Assessment of Photodetection Performance of Analog and Digital SiPMs Exposed to Cold Neutrons - Daniel Durini Romero (FZ Jülich / INAOE)  
10:30 --- Coffee Break ---
10:50
Radiation Hardness - Erika Garutti (Hamburg University) (until 11:45)
10:50  Effects of Neutron and Gamma Radiation on SiPMs - Sean Stoll (BNL)  
11:10  Characterization of Radiation Damaged SiPMs - Robert Klanner (Hamburg University)  
11:30  Radiation Hardness Discussion & Summary - Thomas Tsang (BNL)  
11:45
Electrical Properties (until 12:30)
11:45  Review on SiPM Readout Circuitry - David Gascon (University of Barcelona)  
12:15  Electrical Properties Discussion & Summary - David Gascon (University of Barcelona)  
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
09:00
Cryogenic Properties - Adam Para (Fermilab) (until 10:35)
09:00  Cryogenic Properties Introduction - Adam Para (Fermilab)  
09:15  Review of Readout Technics for Cryogenic Experiments - Wataru Ootani (Tokyo University)  
09:35  Cryogenic Readout Electronics for a MPPC Based Array Operating at Liquid Xenon Temperature - Adriano Di Giovanni (New York University Abu Dhabi)  
09:55  SiPMs as Photo-Sensors in a Liquid Xenon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) - Christopher Hils (Mainz University)  
10:15  Analytical Approach to Fundamental Properties of SiPMs at Cryogenic Temperatures - Maik Biroth (Mainz University)  
10:35 --- Coffee Break ---
11:05
Cryogenic Properties - Adam Para (Fermilab) (until 12:00)
11:05  Commissioning of VUV-MPPCs for MEG II Liquid Xenon Detector - Wataru Ootani (University of Tokyo)  
11:25  Overview on Experimental Setups to Study SiPM Parameters Down to Cryogenic Temperature - Andrii Nagai (University of Geneva)  
11:45  Cryogenic Properties Discussion & Summary - Adam Para (Fermilab)  
12:00
Miscellaneous and Others - Dieter Renker (TUM) (until 12:20)
12:00  Characterization of Position Measurement Error, Position Resolution and Photon Number Discrimination for Position-Sensitive SiPM - Yu Peng (Beijing Normal University)  
12:20
Concluding Session - Herbert Orth (GSI) (until 13:00)
12:20  Summarizing Discussions  
12:40  Publication Strategy for a White Paper  
PM
14:00
Review Talks (until 14:45)
14:00  SiPMs for PET - An Important but not Exclusive Factor - Karl Ziemons (Aachen University of Applied Sciences)  
14:45
SiPM Producers - Patrick Achenbach (Mainz University) (until 15:45)
14:45  Broadcom - Claudio Piemonte (Broadcom)  
15:15  Hamamatsu - Ardavan Ghassemi (Hamamatsu)  
15:45 --- Coffee Break ---
16:15
SiPM Producers - Patrick Achenbach (Mainz University) (until 17:15)
16:15  SensL: Application Specific Testing and Qualification of SiPM - Deborah Herbert (SensL Technologies)  
16:45  KETEK: Characterization of SiPMs for Large Scale Applications - Eugen Engelmann (KETEK)  
17:15
EU Projects - Patrick Achenbach (Mainz University) (until 17:55)
17:15  SENSE - Ultimate Low Light Level Sensor Development - Katharina Henjes-Kunst (DESY)  
17:35  FAST: Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing - Claudio Piemonte (Broadcom)  
18:00 --- Welcome Reception ---
14:00
Large Scale Characterization and Reliability - Nikolay Anfimov (JINR) (until 15:20)
14:00  Large Scale Characterization Introduction - Nikolay Anfimov (JINR)  
14:10  Large Scale Characterization and Quality Assurance Tests for CALICE AHCAL "Engineering Prototype" - Yonathan Munwes (Heidelberg University)  
14:30  Large Scale Characterization of SiPMs in the MEG II Experiment - Yusuke Uchiyama (PSI)  
14:50  Large Scale Characterization of Si-APDs @ FAIR/GSI - Andrea Wilms (GSI)  
15:20
Poster Session at Coffee Break (until 15:50)
15:50
Large Scale Characterization and Reliability - Nikolay Anfimov (JINR) (until 16:50)
15:50  Modular and Custom SiPM for the Mu2e Electromagnetic Calorimeter - Ivano Sarra (INFN)  
16:10  Scintillation Tile Hodoscope for the PANDA Barrel Time-Of-Flight Detector - Ken Suzuki (ÖAW)  
16:30  Large Scale Characterization Discussion & Summary - Nikolay Anfimov (JINR)  
17:00 --- Tours of Palace & Garden ---
19:00 --- Visit to ‘Blaues Loch’ - Beer Tasting and Snacks ---
14:00
Nuisance Parameters - Alberto Gola (FBK) (until 15:30)
14:00  Noise Sources in SiPM - Alberto Gola (FBK)  
14:20  Statistical Modeling of SiPM Noise - Sergey Vinogradov (Lebedev Physical Institute)  
14:40  SiPM Noise Measurements with Waveform Analysis - Eugen Engelmann (KETEK)  
15:00  Nuisance Parameters Discussion - Alberto Gola (FBK)  
15:30
Poster Session at Coffee Break (until 16:00)
16:00
Nuisance Parameters - Alberto Gola (FBK) (until 17:40)
16:00  Direct Measurement of Optical Crosstalk in SiPMs Using Light Emission Microscopy - Derek Strom (MPI Physik)  
16:20  Experimental SiPM Parameter Characterization from Avalanche Triggering Probabilities - Giacomo Gallina (TRIUMF)  
16:40  Suppressing Optical Crosstalk in SiPMs - Hiroyasu Tajima (Nagoya University)  
17:00  Simulation of SiPM Noise - Johannes Breuer (Siemens Healthineers)  
17:20  Nuisance Parameters Discussion & Summary - Alberto Gola (FBK)  
19:00 --- Conference Dinner in 'Schlossrestaurant' ---
14:00
Review Talks (until 14:45)
14:00  SiPM Applications in Particle Physics Experiments - Hans-Christian Schultz-Coulon (Heidelberg University)  
14:45
Review Talks (until 15:30)
14:45  Metrological Characterisation of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes - Marco Lopez (PTB)  
15:30 --- Coffee Break ---
16:00
Nonlinearity and Saturation - Sergey Vinogradov (Lebedev Physical Institute) (until 17:50)
16:00  Nonlinearity and Saturation Introduction - Sergey Vinogradov (Lebedev Physical Institute)  
16:10  Statistics and Models of SiPM Nonlinearity and Saturation - Sergey Vinogradov (Lebedev Physical Institute)  
16:30  Physics and Experimental Studies of SiPM Nonlinearity and Saturation - Elena Popova (MEPhI)  
16:50  Dynamic Range Characterization of SiPM with a Double Light Superposition Method - Jian Liu (Beijing Normal University)  
17:10  Method and Experimental Setup to Measure SiPM Saturation - Sascha Krause (Mainz University)  
17:30  Nonlinearity and Saturation Discussion & Summary - Sergey Vinogradov (Lebedev Physical Institute)  
18:00 --- Wine Tasting ---
13:00 --- End of Conference ---