PANDA is the main experiment of the future FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) center at Darmstadt, Germany, addressing hadron physics. Located at the HESR antiproton storage ring the PANDA detector is optimized for physics of the weak and strong interactions in the charm sector, that is search for new and exotic states of matter, precise determination of quantum numbers and masses of hadronic resonances and deeper insights in the structure of hadrons.
The detector consists of a target spectrometer build around the interaction region of the 1.5-15 GeV antiprotons with a fixed hydrogen target and a forward spectrometer in beam direction. Its design is based on compactness, low weight and cost saving while achieving high resolution, rate capability and physics selectivity.
The presentation will cover the different vertexing, tracking, particle identification, and calorimetry subsystems as well as detector control and data aquisition.