by Oliver Lantwin
The SHiP experiment will study weakly coupled and long lived neutral particles, which are motivated by numerous physics models and virtually undetectable by conventional experiments. The resulting extreme experimental requirements require careful design and optimisation. After setting this scene, I will go on to describe the basic idea behind the active muon shield and explain why its detailed design is critical for the experimental performance. Finally I will summarise which avenues we will explore to optimise it and thus maximise the SHiP sensitivity.