CERN Accelerating science

issue 24

MARCH 2017

Breakthroughs in accelerator science and technology for basic research are often translated into applications that have the potential to address key economic and societal issues while engagement with the industry is crucial for developing the key components of future accelerators. In this issue you can read a report from the "Accelerator - Industry Co-Innovation" workshop to identify the opportunities and research challenges for next-generation accelerators, the most promising avenues for new R&D efforts and a path forward to stronger coordination between basic and applied research. 

Continued innovation in accelerator science also depends on inspiring and educating the next generation of young scientists. This is precisely what the Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) has been doing each year since 1994, celebrating last year its 25th anniversary. We also feature a story about the "Tactile Collider", developed by our colleagues from Cockfort Institute, a novel educational tool that can make the exciting science of accelerators accessible for visually impaired (VI) school children. You can also find out why "Antimatter Matters" and watch a stimulating video developed by the AVA (a Marie-Curie training network) researches. Finally, you will find a story about young researchers from the HiLumi and FCC projects, interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, who participated in a two-day course jointly organized with CERN's IdeaSquare and Knowledge Transfer group.

As always, you can find more about the latest technological developments, including the first successful tests of a novel MgB2 superconductign coil, a novel scheme for the Target Dump Injection (TDIS) to ensure safer operation at the higher luminosities of HL-LHC and more advanced control systems required for future accelerators. 

I hope that you will enjoy reading our new issue.

Panos Charitos


Maurizio Vretenar (CERN)
Accelerator-Industry Co-Innovation Workshop
15 Mar 2018

Accelerator-Industry Co-Innovation Workshop

Tools and strategies to enhance industry-academia cooperation in the particle accelerator community

Massimo Sorbi (CERN, INFN), Marco Statera (INFN) and Ezio Todesco (CERN)
A new step towards successful MgB2 superconducting coils
12 Mar 2018

A new step towards successful MgB2 superconducting coils

MgB2 coil successfully tested at LASA for the round coil superferric magnet correctors

Ch. Bracco, D. Carbajo Perez and A. Perillo Marcone
12 Mar 2018

Ensuring safer operation at higher luminosities

The higher bunch intensities and smaller beam emittances expected in HL-LHC call for a novel design of the Target Dump Injection (TDI)

Panos Charitos (CERN)
13 Mar 2018

Charting impact pathways of Research Infrastructures

Kick-off meeting of the H2020 “RI-PATHS” project in Brussels.

Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool)
13 Mar 2018

Tactile Collider

Sensory exploration of LHC science for children with visual impairment

Philippe Lebrun, JUAS Director
13 Mar 2018

25th edition of Joint Universities Accelerator School

Twenty-five years of training accelerator scientists and going from strength to strength

James Robert Henderson (ASTeC)
9 Mar 2018

Intelligent Control Systems for Particle Accelerators

Artificial Intelligence paves way for entirely new ways to operate big science facilities

Martin Bellwood (University of Liverpool)
6 Mar 2018

AVA – Training (anti)matters

Early stage AVA researchers benefit from established and bespoke training events

Outi Heloma (CERN), Isabel Bejar Alonso (CERN)
6 Mar 2018

Education for innovation in Hilumi and FCC

What’s in it for innovators in Hilumi and FCC? Twenty young researchers interested in innovation and entrepreneurship participated in this two-day course.

Ubaldo Iriso (ALBA-CELLS)
2 Mar 2018

Different techniques of emittance measurements for SLS and FELs

The status of different techniques and some new approaches of emittance measurements for SLS and FELs were analyzed in a topical workshop at ALBA.

Nicholas Sammut (University of Malta)
2 Mar 2018

Setting up a South-East Europe International Institute for Sustainable Technologies

CERN’s model of ‘science for peace’ is being adopted in the set up of a new research infrastructure: The South-East Europe International Institute for Sustainable Technologies (SEEIIST).

Several authors
5 Mar 2018

CLIC technology lights the way to compact accelerators

What if accelerators could be more compact and more cost-effective?


Accelerator-related stories
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ARIES: Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society
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EUPRAXIA: European Plasma Research Accelerator with Excellence in Applications
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FCC : Future Circular Collider study and European Circular Collider (EuroCirCol) project
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Knowledge Technology Transfer
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HL LHC: High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider
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EASITRAIN: European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training.
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