The experiments PANDA (Antiproton Annihilation at Darmstadt) and CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter) at FAIR will be devoted to studies on the nature of QCD pursuing complementary approaches: PANDA will investigate the properties of the strong force at the quark level, whereas CBM will explore the properties of strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions.
The network FAIRnet aims to develop:

  • Joint R&D on software and hardware to satisfy requirements common to PANDA and CBM

Both experiments will be operated at very high reaction rates (up to 10 MHz) which calls for unprecedented detector performance in terms of readout speed and radiation hardness.
In addition, a required software tools for simulations and data analysis are practically indentical.

Description of work and role of partners

Task 1 - Software Development
(Bochum Univ., Budapest KFKI, CNRS, Kracow Jagiellonian Univ., Dresden HZDR, Ferrara Univ & INFN, Glasgow Univ., Groningen Univ., Giessen Univ., GSI, ITI Heidelberg, Orsay IN2P3, PAN, Katowice Silesia Univ., Mainz Univ., Pavia Univ. & INFN, Torino Univ. & INFN, SINS, Warsaw Univ, Zagreb Univ.)

Task 2 - Detector layout optimization
(Bochum Univ., Budapest KFKI, CRNS, Kracow Jagiellonian Univ., Dresden HZDR, Ferrara Univ & INFN, Glasgow Univ., Groningen Univ., Giessen Univ., GSI, ITI Heidelberg, Orsay IN2P3, PAN, Katowice Silesia Univ., Mainz Univ., Pavia Univ. & INFN, Torino Univ. & INFN, SINS, Warsaw Univ, Zagreb Univ.)

Task 3 - R&D on detectors, FEE and DAQ
(Bochum Univ., Bonn Univ., Bucharest IFIN, CRNS, Cracow Jagiellonian Univ., HZDR, Edinburgh Univ., Erlangen Univ., Frankfurt Univ., Ferrara Univ. & INFN, Frascati LNF, Genova Univ. & INFN, Giessen Univ., Glasgow Univ., Groningen Univ., GSI, Heidelberg Univ., Orsay IN2P3, Juelich FZ, Katowice Silesia Univ., Legnaro LNL, Lund Univ., Mainz Univ., TUM, Muenster Univ., Pavia Univ & INFN, Torino Univ. & INFN, TSL, Valencia Univ., Uppsala Univ., Vienna SMI, SINS, Warsaw Univ.)

Task 4 - Construction and tests of prototypes
(Bochum Univ., Bonn Univ., Bucharest IFIN, CRNS, Cracow Jagiellonian Univ., HZDR, Edinburgh Univ., Erlangen Univ., Frankfurt Univ., Ferrara Univ. & INFN, Frascati LNF, Genova Univ. & INFN, Giessen Univ., Glasgow Univ., Groningen Univ., GSI, Heidelberg Univ., Orsay IN2P3, Juelich FZ, Katowice Silesia Univ., Legnaro LNL, Lund Univ., Mainz Univ., TUM, Muenster Univ., Pavia Univ & INFN, Torino Univ. & INFN, TSL, Valencia Univ., Uppsala Univ., Vienna SMI, SINS, Warsaw Univ.)

Task 5 - Construction of components for detectors, FEE and DAQ
(Bochum Univ., Bonn Univ., Bucharest IFIN, CRNS, Cracow Jagiellonian Univ., HZDR, Edinburgh Univ., Erlangen Univ., Frankfurt Univ., Ferrara Univ. & INFN, Frascati LNF, Genova Univ. & INFN, Giessen Univ., Glasgow Univ., Groningen Univ., GSI, Heidelberg Univ., Orsay IN2P3, Juelich FZ, Katowice Silesia Univ., Legnaro LNL, Lund Univ., Mainz Univ., TUM, Muenster Univ., Pavia Univ & INFN, Torino Univ. & INFN, TSL, Valencia Univ., Uppsala Univ., Vienna SMI, SINS, Warsaw Univ.)


The HadronPhysics3 project is supported by the European Union
under the 7th Framework Capacities Programme in the area of Research Infrastructures (RI).