At present, our research focuses almost exclusively on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment operating at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its future upgrades, taking leading roles both in physics analysis and future detector upgrades, such as the phase-I pixel detector upgrade and basic R&D for calorimetry for the phase-II upgrade. The tracking detector development is centered on pixel and strip detector technologies (silicon and diamond) for future radiation hard tracking detector applications. Diamond detectors are developed in the context of the CERN RD42 collaboration. The long-term plan is to broaden this research program as soon as the way to a new international high-luminosity/high-energy collider facility will become clear.
Wallny’s group is also committed to strongly contribute to the teaching mission of the department, providing a well-balanced portfolio of large propaedeutic (lower division) courses as well as Master’s and PhD level classes. We also consider an active role in outreach and the promotion of science towards the public as important aspect of our teaching mandate.