Opendata, web and dolomites


Development of Fast Timing tools for Event Reconstruction at the high luminosity frontier

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 FasTER project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the FasTER project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "FasTER" about.

overlap    hardware    interactions    experiments    beamline    appear    dimensions    particle    luminosity    bunches    interaction    consists    random    beam    identification    lhc    integrate    timing    hl    tied    colliders    compact    high    deteriorate    innovative    single    collider    coming    spatial    cm    cms    track    vertex    candidate    events    collisions    transverse    layer    isolated    muon    momentum    hadron    photons    fake    forming    calorimeter    calorimeters    detector    serious    implying    preshower    microchannel    plates    spread    energy    complementing    mitigate    assist    luminosities    concurrent    jets    merged    pileup    resolved    proton    advocated    reconstruction    fast    event    direction    deposits    price    tool    foreseen    definition    time    software    photon    ultimate    performance    crossing    particles    detectors    complement    precision    granularity    160    space    dramatic    close    ps    extreme    sensitive    densities    mainly    vertices    neutral    resolution    solenoid    algorithms   

Project "FasTER" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: MILANO
postcode: 20126

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 180˙277 €
 EC max contribution 180˙277 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 


 Project objective

High luminosities at future particles colliders, such as the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), will come at the price of a dramatic increase in the number of concurrent interactions of beam particles (referred to as pileup) per crossing in the experiments, implying serious challenges to the reconstruction of events. Due to the spread of the proton bunches along the beamline, collisions vertices at the HL-LHC are spread out over about 5 cm along the beam direction and about 160 ps in time. At the vertex densities foreseen at the HL-LHC, some vertices and the associated particles are so close to be merged by the track reconstruction forming fake jets of high transverse momentum. Moreover, the random overlap of energy deposits from neutral particles (mainly photons), that cannot be tied via a track to any vertex, will deteriorate the calorimeter performance in terms of energy measurement and particle identification, as particles appear to be less isolated. A promising tool advocated to mitigate the effects of pileup consists in complementing the high transverse (spatial) granularity of the detectors with extreme time resolution (of the order of 10 ps), that would allow energy deposits coming from different interaction vertices to be resolved in time. The goal of this project is the definition of a viable way to exploit precision timing in event reconstruction at HL-LHC and integrate and/or complement the calorimeter system of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) with ultimate timing capabilities. The project will address both software aspects, with the development of innovative and dedicated algorithms for event reconstruction in 5 dimensions (space-time and energy), and hardware aspects, with the study of microchannel plates as candidate sensitive detector for a dedicated fast timing layer, eventually embedded in a preshower, to assist the calorimeters in single particle and photon timing.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "FASTER" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "FASTER" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

PNAIC (2018)

Positive and Negative Asymmetry in Intergroup Contact: Its Impact on Linguistic Forms of Communication and Physiological Responses

Read More  

MarshFlux (2020)

The effect of future global climate and land-use change on greenhouse gas fluxes and microbial processes in salt marshes

Read More  

MathematicsAnalogies (2019)

Mathematics Analogies

Read More