Spec-S5 Instrumentation Workshop
Picture: Spec-S5 Instrumentation Workshop
This workshop will focus on instrumentation development for a next-generation spectroscopic survey, commonly referred to as a Stage-5 Spectroscopic Experiment or "Spec-S5" for short. The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) Report to the US High Energy Physics Advisory Panel recently recommended R&D to further develop Spec-S5, and potentially the start of this project under a favorable budget scenario. Topics of this workshop will include R&D in optical fibers, fiber positioners, optical/near-infrared spectrographs, photon detectors, readout electronics, cryostats, and other necessary technologies. The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts in these areas to exchange information and coordinate the R&D effort for Spec-S5.

The workshop will be hosted by the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Phyics (KICP) at the University of Chicago from Tuesday, Feb 27 - Thursday, Feb 29, 2024. We are also organizing a site visit to the brand new CCD packaging and testing facilities at Fermilab on the morning of Friday, Mar 1. If you would like to attend this visit, please book your travel to leave Friday afternoon.

Organizing Committee
Chihway Chang
University of Chicago
Kyle Dawson
University of Utah
Alex Drlica-Wagner
Guillermo Fernandez-Moroni
Joshua Frieman
University of Chicago
Julien Guy
Klaus Honscheid
Ohio State University
Paul Martini
Ohio State
Claire Poppett
University of California, Berkeley
David Schlegel
Berkeley Lab
Marcelle Soares-Santos
University of Michigan

The registration is closed. Registration deadline: February 9, 2024

Please indicate on the Registration Form if you plan to attend the Fermilab site visit on Friday, Mar 1. This information will be used to coordinate Fermilab travel logistics and site access.

All participants are required to review and agree to follow the KICP Community Values.

Picture: Location
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC), ERC 401
5640 S Ellis Avenue
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, 60637

Helen Edwards Integrated Engineering Research Center (IERC) at Fermilab.

Contact Us
For questions about the workshop, please contact us at 2024spec-s5@box.uchicago.edu