This project focuses on the development of innovative tools and strategies optimized for high energy physics event selections. The main goal is the development and the test of high precision real time tracking systems for the CDF and LHC experiments and the study of their impact on specific physics cases. CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab) is an experiment located at the Tevatron hadron collider at Fermilab (Batavia,USA). Tevatron accelerates protons and antiprotons and then makes them collide head-on inside the CDF detector. Since its start in 1988, CDF has produced several physics results of primary importance, such as the top quark discovery in 1995, and will continue collecting good quality data for the next few years, up to the complete turn-on of the LHC, the Large Hadron Collider located at CERN, which will make collide proton beams at a center-of-mass energy ten times greater than Tevatron. The goal of the project is to build and test at CDF a fast tracking processor suitable to the very high luminosity scenarios characteristic of Tevatron final data taking period, and then adapt it to the LHC environment. In parallel, new analysis strategies will be investigated in order to maximize the physics reach of the CDF experiment exploiting the new features provided by the developed tool.
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Funding SchemeMC-IOF - International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)
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