CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter)

  • Contact:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Becker

  • Project group:

    Prof. Becker

  • Funding:

    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

  • Partner:

    GSI, FAIR (Germany); JINR, ITEP (Russia); AGH, WUT (Poland); VECC, Bose Institute (India) et al.

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CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter)


Project goals

Matter in the universe may exist in many more forms that can be found on Earth. Many particle physics experiments around the world are focused on reproducing and studying such phases of matter. The CBM project aims to explore the properties of nuclear matter at high densities using high-energy nucleus-nucleus collisions. This includes the study of the equation-of-state, which governs the structure of neutron stars, and the dynamics of supernova explosions and of neutron star mergers.

ITIV participation

One of the most important electronic subsystems in the experiment is the Timing and Fast Control (TFC) subsystem that is being developed at ITIV. Its task is to make front-end electronics and data processing nodes operate synchronously, so that the data stream is consistent and organised. It has a tree-like master-slave structure and is being developed using HW-SW co-design approach.