June 29, 2020 to July 3, 2020
Facultat de Física
Europe/Madrid timezone

Due to the worldwide COVID19 epidemic, we decided to postpone our course for a year.

The Local Organizing wish to thank you by your participation in the Barcelona TechnoWeek and hope we can meet in 2021.


Barcelona Techno weeks are a series of meeting point events between academia and industry, organised around a technological topic of interest for both worlds. They will include comprehensive multidisciplinary keynote presentations by world experts on the selected subjects combined with networking activities to foster collaboration among participants.

Course on semiconductor detectors

As the third Techno week in 2016, the fifth edition includes a course on solid state radiation detection, from physics and electronics fundamentals to the state-of-the-art methods in radiation (X-ray, gamma-ray, charged particle) and visible light detection and applications.


  1. Explain  fundamentals of interaction of radiation with matter and signal formation.
  2. Understand different solid state radiation and photon detection technologies.
  3. Review detector analog and digital pulse processing readout circuits.
  4. Survey the use of radiation and photon detectors in industrial applications.
  5. Present new trends in radiation and photon detection.
  6. Describe the interaction of light with photosensors.
  7. Explain applications of photosensors for bio/medical applications.

Who it is aimed at

The event is aimed at researchers, postdocs, PhD students and industry professionals, working in related fields: particle detectors, astronomy, space, medical imaging, scientific instrumentation, material analysis, neutron imaging, process monitoring and control, etc. The meeting offers a good opportunity for young researchers to meet with senior experts from academia and industry.


R. Ballabriga - CERN

M. Campbell - CERN

R. Carmona - IMSE-CNM

M. Carmineti - Politecnico di Milano

E. Charbon - EPFL

F. Faccio - CERN


A. González - I3M-UPV

E. Heijne - CERN & IEAP

X. Llopart - CERN

A. Rivetti - INFN Torino

Á. Rodríguez - IMSE-CNM

S. Royo - Beamagine

F. Salvat - CERN

D. Schaart - TU Delft

F. Serra-Graells - IMB-CNM & UAB

W. Snoeys - CERN

R. Turchetta - IMASENIC


Facultat de Física
Martí i Franqués, 1 08028 Barcelona