Progress in particle physics relies on appropriate detection techniques. While over the last decades, a significant degree of standardisation has occurred for high-energy experiments, new detector approaches enabled by quantum technologies are increasingly opening up new parameter spaces in low-energy particle physics. At the same time, some of these technologies might also allow for higher sensitivity detectors at high energies.

Several attempts to explore the application of specific experimental techniques stemming from the fields of quantum optics, nanocrystals or 2-dimensional materials to experiments in high-energy physics have begun, while collaborations on topics relevant for low-energy particle physics approaches (with implications for BSM searches) in the areas of atomic interferometry, ultrasensitive cryogenic signal acquisition, and calorimetric detection of axions are being looked into.




Current and future activities