FP420 R&D Project

 

Latest news 30/11/2010

The next meeting will be the Manchester Christmas Meeting December 12th - 14th 2010. Contact

brian.cox@cern.ch

cinzia.da.via@cern.ch

 

 

Manchester Meeting 2010

The next meeting will be the Manchester Christmas Meeting December 12th - 14th 2010

FP420

The FP420 R&D project is an international collaboration with members from 29 institutes from 10 countries.

The aim is to assess the feasiblity of installing proton tagging detectors at 420m from the interaction points of the ATLAS and / or CMS experiments at the LHC.

Latest News 16 October 2007

A full FP420 module, with moving Hamburg pipe, 3D Silicon, GASTOF and QUARTIC producing data in test beam at CERN.


For the amusement of the collaboration, here are the spokesmen making high-precision adjustmnents at the test beam.

spokesmen at work

The physics potential of forward proton tagging in the 420m region at the LHC has only been fullyappreciated within the last few years. By detecting protons that have lost less than 1% of their longitudinal momentum, a rich QCD, electroweak, Higgs and BSM program becomes accessible, with the potential to make measurements which are unique at LHC, and difficult even at a future linear collider.

For more information, and the Letter of Intent submitted to the LHCC in June 2006, click on the papers link.

Mike Albrow has kindly started the FP420 photo album - click here for the powerpoint version.

To access to RF studies page click here