Workshop on Upgrade
of the ATLAS Endcap and Forward Calorimeters for sLHC

Ringberg Castle

26. - 29. September, 2010
Ringberg Castle, Germany

Hosted by the ATLAS Calorimeter Group at
the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik

Photo of the Ringberg castle

Aim of the Workshop

The ATLAS Calorimeter Group at MPI/Munich plans a three-day meeting to discuss in detail all R&D activities of the ATLAS endcap and forward calorimeter groups in preparation for the upgrade of the LHC.

Scientific Program

  1. Minimum-bias pile-up: from LHC to sLHC
  2. Review of the Upgrade scenarios as discussed in the Letter of Intent: limitations of the present FCal, warm Mini FCal option
  3. Radiation level for endcap and forward calorimeter: status of in situ measurements and comparison with MC prediction
  4. Status of the HiLum experiment at IHEP/Protvino: status of analysis, signal shape reconstruction, open questions, program for future runs
  5. Status of R&D work for the new HEC cold electronics: results from irradiation runs, neutron flux monitoring issues, overview of technologies studied, development of new HEC amplifier, plans for LV system
  6. Status of R&D for the Mini FCal: detector design, development of electronics, simulation results on expected performance
  7. Realization of the upgrade program

The programme will be organized in 5 half day meetings starting Monday morning at 8:30 and ending Wednesday noon. For Wednesday afternoon we plan a short excursion to one of the places nearby.


item The local Organization committee:
T. Barillari, A. Kiryunin, S. Menke, H. Oberlack, G. Pospelov, M. Schaber, P. Schacht
item The home page for the workshop:


The workshop will be held at the Ringberg castle of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. The castle is situated about 50 km south of Munich in the resort area of Lake Tegernsee. It is ideal for small workshops with intense working and discussion atmosphere.

For information visit the "Ringberg Castle" home page.

reception    +49 (0) 8022 279 0
conference center    +49 (0) 8022 279 218

Participation and Accommodation

Accommodation at the Ringberg castle is limited to about 40 participants. Accommodation of the participants will be mostly in single rooms, 7 double rooms are available as well. The price for full lodging (breakfast, lunch, dinner) is 100.- Euro per day, i.e. 300.- Euro for the workshop (reservations are accepted for the full workshop only). If the number of participants exceeds the capacity of Ringberg castle, hotel accommodation will be organized in the vicinity:

Hotel zur Post:    bed and breakfast:     45-60 Euro
Gaestehaus Leykauf:    bed and breakfast:     38-42 Euro

The conference fee will be:

The accommodation at the Ringberg castle is restricted to the period of the workshop, i.e. from the 26th (late afternoon) to the 29th (lunch time) of September. If you plan to stay in Munich before or after the workshop, you need a hotel reservation. For this, please, visit the "Hotels in Munich" page.


A local train (BOB) connects Tegernsee, the town near Ringberg Castle, with the Munich main railway station in about 1 hour. See the timetable.

You reach the main railway station from the Munich airport via urban railway (S-Bahn) within 40 minutes. See the timetable.

A way between an underground platform of S-Bahn station "Hauptbahnhof" ("Central Station") and railway platforms of BOB trains is shown on this map.

For more details check the "Ringberg Castle" and "Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB)" home pages.

We will provide a shuttle service from the Tegernsee railway station to the castle on Sunday afternoon (16:00-19:00).




Last modified: October 4, 2010 Andrey Kiryunin