Mark Pesaresi joined the High Energy Physics group at Imperial as a research associate in 2009, after completing his PhD and undergraduate studies - also at Imperial.
Mark works on the CMS experiment at the LHC, specifically on detector R&D for the series of upgrades the experiment is implementing over the next 10 years. His early research developed the concept of stacked tracking for the identification of high transverse momentum charged particles, applying this to simulations of an upgraded silicon tracker for CMS at the High Luminosity LHC. This concept has now become an integral part of the baseline design for the tracker upgrade, due to start construction in the next few years.
His current research includes:
- testing and prototyping of stacked silicon strip modules for the tracker upgrade, including the ASICs (CBC), developed at Imperial, that perform the high transverse momentum hit identification.
- designing detector readout systems and electronics, including developing a multi-purpose and flexible MTCA processing card (FC7) in collaboration with CERN that is now in use within CMS as part of the timing/control sub-system (TCDS) and will be used as the off-detector control/DAQ electronics for the forthcoming Pixel Detector and HCAL upgrades. The card also has applications outside of CMS, particularly in the CT-PPS, COMET and g-2 experiments.
- steering an R&D project, from concept to hardware demonstration, of a system which makes use of the hits generated by stacked tracking modules from an upgraded tracker, performing fast and accurate track finding with them under realistic conditions, in order to enhance the trigger performance at Level 1. A demonstrator slice is being assembled to prove this challenging concept, using hardware and approaches developed by Imperial for the CMS Level 1 Calorimeter Trigger.
- thinking about the requirements and challenges on future off-detector electronics as the CMS-UK collaboration transitions from R&D to construction phases, with a view to providing common components including hardware, firmware and software, across the different projects the group is likely to contribute to.
- operating a silicon strip beam telescope and DAQ, built by Imperial and based on CMS hardware, at CERN H8 for the study of silicon crystals with the ability to manipulate high energy, high intensity beams. The crystals under test are being developed to collimate the LHC beam as the proton intensity increases, but could have applications to focus or even steer particle beams in future.
et al., 2016, L1 track finding for a time multiplexed trigger, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A - Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol:824, ISSN:0168-9002, Pages:268-269
et al., 2016, Observation of channeling for 6500 GeV/c protons in the crystal assisted collimation setup for LHC, Physics Letters B, Vol:758, ISSN:0370-2693, Pages:129-133
Palla F, Pesaresi M, Ryd A, 2016, Track Finding in CMS for the Level-1 Trigger at the HL-LHC, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:11, ISSN:1748-0221
Auzinger G, CMS Collaboration, 2016, Deployment of the CMS Tracker AMC as backend for the CMS pixel detector, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:11, ISSN:1748-0221, Pages:C01056-C01056
Hall G, CMS TMTT team, 2015, A time-multiplexed track-trigger for the CMS HL-LHC upgrade, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A - Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol:824, ISSN:0168-9002, Pages:292-295
et al., 2015, Observation of nuclear dechanneling length reduction for high energy protons in a short bent crystal, Physics Letters B, Vol:743, ISSN:0370-2693, Pages:440-443
et al., 2014, CBC2: A CMS microstrip readout ASIC with logic for track-trigger modules at HL-LHC, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A - Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol:765, ISSN:0168-9002, Pages:214-218
et al., 2014, Mirroring of 400 GeV/c protons by an ultra-thin straight crystal, Physics Letters B, Vol:734, ISSN:0370-2693, Pages:1-6
et al., 2014, Observation of focusing of 400 GeV/c proton beam with the help of bent crystals, Physics Letters B, Vol:733, ISSN:0370-2693, Pages:366-372
et al., 2014, Characterization of the CBC2 readout ASIC for the CMS strip-tracker high-luminosity upgrade, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:9, ISSN:1748-0221
et al., 2014, CBC2: A CMS microstrip readout ASIC with logic for track-trigger modules at HL-LHC, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A - Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN:0168-9002
CMS Collaboration, 2012, Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC, Phys. Lett. B
et al., 2012, Observation of a New Xi(b) Baryon, Physical Review Letters, Vol:108, ISSN:0031-9007
Pesaresi M, 2012, UPGRADE OF THE CMS TRACKER FOR THE LHC AT HIGH LUMINOSITY, Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics and Detectors for Physics Applications, Vol:7, Pages:641-647
et al., 2011, Design and performance of a high rate, high angular resolution beam telescope used for crystal channeling studies, Journal of Instrumentation, Vol:6, ISSN:1748-0221
et al., 2015, The FC7 AMC for generic DAQ & control applications in CMS, Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics, IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1748-0221
et al., 2014, A time-multiplexed track-trigger architecture for CMS, Workshop on Intelligent Trackers, IOP Publishing, ISSN:1748-0221
et al., 2012, CBC2: a microstrip readout ASIC with coincidence logic for trigger primitives at HL-LHC, Workshop on Intelligent Trackers (WIT), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1748-0221
et al., 2012, The CBC microstrip readout chip for CMS at the High Luminosity LHC, Workshop on Intelligent Trackers (WIT), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1748-0221
Pesaresi M, Hall G, 2010, Simulating the performance of a p(T) tracking trigger for CMS, Workshop on Intelligent Trackers, IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1748-0221