Name: Research Infrastructure for Fermilab Experiments

Institute: Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Coordinator: RNDr. Miloš Lokajíček, CSc.; lokajicek@fzu.cz


The Fermilab-CZ is devoted to collaboration with the U.S. national laboratory Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), the primary concern of which is the research of elementary particles. The core of the present Fermilab research programme is the neutrino experiments, including NOvA and DUNE experiments. European laboratories and universities actively participate in these neutrino experiments, including CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), participating through strategic cooperation. The main knowledge expertise of the Fermilab-CZ is represented by its detector laboratory, contributing to the design and construction of detectors, and by the mathematical expert group, involved in the development and application of statistical and non-statistical methods of artificial intelligence for data analysis. Fermilab-CZ also contributes to the research activities with its significant computational resources in the field of distributed processing of experimental data and simulations, and is contributing to software development for data acquisition, operation and control, using the most recent international standards. The Fermilab-CZ group of experts is part of a community of approximately 12,000 researchers, who are working together on the development of detectors, electronics and data analysis methods, all of which are used in wide areas of human activities. Because of its deep involvement in the construction and operation of the experiments, Fermilab-CZ allows the Czech research institutions to participate in unique physics research. Both Czech researchers and all individual members and research groups of the supported experiments gratuitously use and exploit all Fermilab-CZ services on an open access basis. In the field of data processing, Fermilab-CZ collaborates with the e-INFRA CZ e-infrastructure of the Czech Republic to provide a high speed and stable connection to international laboratories. Fermilab-CZ also appreciates its cooperation with the IT4Innovations e-infrastructure in order to take advantage of its capacity for data analysis.