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As Accelerating News successfully enters its fifth year, we plan to bring you more news about future projects, present the latest developments in the field and discuss the impact that research for future research facilities has in our culture and society. In a nutshell, our aim is to widen the number of projects and worldwide R&D efforts covered by this publication. 

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An interview with Tommaso Valletti

Professor Tommaso Valletti is the new Chief Economist of the European Commission for Competition

FCC Week 2016: Preparing for the future

More than 450 participants met in Rome during the 2016 Future Circular Collider (FCC) Week in April 2016

EuCARD-2 3rd Annual Meeting highlights

Highlights from EuCARD-2's third annual meeting in Malta over 13th-17th April 2016

New industrial relations with SESAME members

FP7 CESSAMag engineers procure components from companies based in SESAME Members 

Successful tests of crab cavities for HL-LHC 

The crab cavities for HL-LHC and their validation tests in the SPS are well into the fabrication phase

EuPRAXIA paves way for next generation laser tech

World’s first plasma-based accelerator at 5 GeV with industrial beam quality and two user areas

First test of HL LHC separation dipole in KEK

A key element of the High Luminosity LHC interaction region is the superconducting separation dipole D1

Designing a novel beam screen system for FCC

The vacuum pipes for the FCC-hh will have to maintain ultrahigh vacuum and shield cold masses from radiation

New superconducting coil furnace

New furnace for heat treatment of superconducting coils is commissioned at CERN’s Large Magnet Facility


Bringing accelerator tech to new markets

The International Festival for Business discusses the impact of physics and acceleration technologies

European Cryogenics Days at CERN

The third European Cryogenics day was hosted by CERN on 9-10 June 2016, attended by Academia and Industry