PANDA experiment

PANDA (AntiProton Annihilations at Darmstadt) worldwide collaboration of scientists, proposed in 2004  to build a “state of the art” multi-purpose detector for strong interaction studies, at the high-energy storage ring HESR at the international FAIR facility. The physics program to be covered includes many aspects of strong interactions at energies from a few GeV to a few tens of GeV (QCD bound states, Non-perturbative QCD Dynamics, Hypernuclear Physics, Nucleon Structure, Electroweak decays of rare D mesons). To accomplish its ample physics program,  PANDA Collaboration should build (Fig. 1) a general purpose detector  which has to achieve near 4pi acceptance, high resolution for tracking, particle identification and calorimetry, high rate capabilities and a versatile readout and event selection.
The approved PANDA design

SISTINA project

IFIN-HH team is involved in the development and construction of the slow control system, high- and low-voltage systems for PANDA Central Straw Tube Tracker (STT); it is also coordinates the technical design of PANDA Detector Control System (DCS). Romanian group has also a sizable contribution to the grid computing resources of PANDA collaboration.


The team is composed by the following R&D personnel from IFIN-HH Particle Physics Department:
- Dr. Alexandru-Mario BRAGADIREANU - research scientist;
- Dr. Valeriu-Florin COTOROBAI - research scientist;
- Ovidiu HUTANU - engineer;
- Dr. Dan PANTEA - research scientist.

Annual report-2014

- 2014 Status report in DPP seminar

Annual report-2015

- 2015 Status report in DPP seminar