Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nils Braun
    Pages 1-6
  3. Nils Braun
    Pages 7-26
  4. Nils Braun
    Pages 27-49
  5. Nils Braun
    Pages 93-115
  6. Nils Braun
    Pages 117-174
  7. Nils Braun
    Pages 175-177

About this book


Combinatorial Kalman filters are a standard tool today for pattern recognition and charged particle reconstruction in high energy physics. In this thesis the implementation of the track finding software for the Belle II experiment and first studies on early Belle II data are presented. The track finding algorithm exploits novel concepts such as multivariate track quality estimates to form charged trajectory hypotheses combining information from the Belle II central drift chamber with the inner vertex sub-detectors. The eventual track candidates show an improvement in resolution on the parameters describing their spatial and momentum properties by up to a factor of seven over the former legacy implementation. The second part of the thesis documents a novel way to determine the collision event null time T0  and the implementation of optimisation steps in the online reconstruction code, which proved crucial in overcoming the high level trigger limitations.


Belle II Combinatorial Kalman Filter Track finding algorithm High Level Trigger Event Time Determination collision event null time

Authors and affiliations

  • Nils┬áBraun
    • 1
  1. 1.ETPKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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