• DI Dr.

    Thomas Bergauer

Group Leader Detector Development

Detector Development

Belle,  CMS Tracker

    Contact:

    Location: HEPHY

    Room: 314

    Telephone: +43 (1) 5447328 - 42

      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

        Biographical sketch:

        • Since 2008: leader of group „Semiconductor detector development“ at HEPHY 
        • 2004 ─ 2008: PhD thesis (Several months at CERN)
        • 2004: Master's thesis
        • 2001-2004 working at HEPHY as technician
        • 1995-2000 Undergraduate study („technische Physik“, TU Wien)
        • 1994: university entrance diploma (college for electronics) HTL Hollabrunn

          Funding:

          Granted third-party funding

          • EUDET (2005-2010): Detector R&D towards the International Linear Collider (associated partner)
          • AIDA (2011-2014): Advanced infrastructures for detectors at accelerators (task leader) 

          • AIDA-2020: (2015-2019) AIDA-successor in Horizon 2020 framework (task leader)
          • 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)

          Awards

          • Houskapreis 2014 (2. Platz)

              Teaching:

              • 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

                Outreach activities:

                Promoting particle physics to the general public by approx 3-5 public lectures per year

                Presentations:

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

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

                  Publications:

                  • Baselga, M.; Bergauer, T.; Dierlamm, A.; Dragicevic, M.; Koenig, A. et al. [..] (2018) Front-side biasing of n-in-p silicon strip detectors. J. Instrum., Bd. 13, S. ARTN P11007.
                  • Adam, W.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R. et al. [..] (2005) The Silicon Tracker of the CMS Experiment (Poster). 55. Jahrestagung der Österr. Physikalischen Gesellschaft.