Detector Laboratory is a national infrastructure supporting experimental research on detector development and instrumentation. It is a joint laboratory between Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) and the Department of Physics of University of Helsinki. The Laboratory provides premises, equipment and know-how for research projects developing semiconductor, gas-filled and scintillator radiation detectors for international particle and nuclear physics experiments.
Presently, the Laboratory hosts several active projects concentrating in the instrumentation of CMS and TOTEM experiments at CERN and NuSTAR experiment at GSI/FAIR. In addition, the Laboratory supports the projects of the Department of Physics and host projects financed by external funding. Furthermore, the Laboratory is active in education and societal interaction.