By Jenna E. Beletic (Editor), James W. Beletic (Editor), Paola Amico (Editor)

The 2005 assembly in Taormina, Italy was once attended by means of 127 pros who boost and use the best quality detectors for wavelengths from x-ray to sub-mm, with emphasis on optical and infrared detectors. The assembly consisted of evaluation talks, technical shows, poster periods and roundtable discussions. those court cases trap the technical content material and the spirit of the 2005 workshop. The 87 papers hide a variety of detector applied sciences together with CCDs, CMOS, APDs, and sub-mm detectors. There are papers on observatory prestige and plans, distinct purposes, detector trying out and characterization, and electronics. a distinct characteristic of those court cases is the inclusion of pedagogical review papers, that have been written via groups of best specialists from diversified associations. those lawsuits are acceptable for a number services degrees, from undergraduates to execs operating within the box. the knowledge awarded during this publication will function a beneficial reference for a few years to come back. This workshop used to be equipped by way of the clinical Workshop manufacturing facility, Inc. and the INAF- Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania.

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