DI Dr.

Thomas Bergauer

Group Leader Detector Development

Detector Development

Belle,  CMS Tracker,  Detector Development

Contact

Telephone: +43 (1) 5447328 - 42

Location: HEPHY

Room: 314

Biographical sketch

Head of Detector development department since 2008

Funding

Granted third-party funding

  • AIDAinnova: (2021-2024): Second AIDA follup up, now with focus on DMAPS (HV-CMOS sensors)
  • AIDA-2020 (2015-2019): AIDA-successor in Horizon 2020 framework (task leader)
  • AIDA (2011-2014): Advanced infrastructures for detectors at accelerators (task leader)
  • EUDET (2005-2010): Detector R&D towards the International Linear Collider (associated partner)
     
  • FFG Project "HiBPM: Hi-Precision Beam Position and Intensity Monitor for Accurate Cancer Treatment with Ions (2021-2024)
  • FFG Project "DMAPS: Entwicklung eines ultraschnellen monolithischen CMOS Pixeldetektors für ionisierende Strahlung" (2020-2023), project leader (OFFG000291)
  • FFG Project "Ion Imaging: Bildgebung mit hochenergetischen Protonenstrahlen für eine verbesserte Krebsbehandlung" (2019-2022), project leader (OFFG000281)
  • FFG Project "Entwicklung eines bildgebenden Verfahrens mittels Protonenstrahlen" (2018-2021), project leader (FFG0260)
  • FFG Project "Entwicklung von Siliziumsensoren für die Energiemessung in einem Kalorimeter" (2018-2021), project leader (FFG0248)
  • FFG Project "Entwicklung von Teststrukturen und -systemen zur Überwachung des Herstellungsprozesses von Siliziumdetektoren" (2017-2020), project leader (FFG0219)
  • FFG Project "Strahlenharte Siliziumdetektoren für zukünftige Physikexperimente und Medizinanwendungen" (2014-2017), project leader (FFG0186)

    Academic Honors and Awards

    • Houskapreis 2014 (2nd rank) with the development of radiation-hard semiconductor detectors with Infineon (Video)

    Teaching

    • VO+UE "Techniken der Signalerfassung und Auswertung" (VO 141.A88 + UE 141.A89) at TU Wien 
    • LU "Experimente am MedAustron Teilchenbeschleuniger - Angewandte Teilchenphysik und medizinische Physik" (LU 141.A99) at TU Wien
    • PR "Experimentelle Methoden der Hochenergiephysik" (PR 141.A31 and 141.A46), TU Vienna
    • PR "Messmethoden in der Hochenergiephysik" (PR 260051), University of Vienna
    • VO "Grundlagen der Teilchendetektoren" (VO 141.250) 

    Lecturer at international schools

    • Silicon Detectors in High Energy Physics, at "School on Silicon Detector Technologies" (Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences), Tehran (Iran), 2011
    • Semiconductor Detectors in High Energy Physics at "The Actual Problems of Microword Physics" (Gomel, Belarus, 2009

    Research interests

    • Development of silicon particle detectors for tracking and calorimeter purposes
    • Application of detectors for medical imaging
    • R&D on radiation-hard silicon detectors for the CMS Tracker
    • Development of the Silicon Vertex Detector of the Belle II experiment at KEK (Japan)
    • Industrialization of the production of Si detectors for HEP applications
    • Radiation Protection Supervisor

    Further Information

    Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

    Promoting particle physics to the general public by many public lectures

    Presentations:

    • "Kosmische Strahlung in Alltag und Technik“
    • "LHC – die größte Maschine der Welt“

    Audience: Adults (VHS, HEPHY exhibition), Kids (schools),…

    Publications

    Journal Publication (3)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (1)

    Conference Contribution: Poster (in Proceedings) (1)