CERN Accelerating science

  Recent progress of the HiLumi project
  by Lucio Rossi (CERN), Agnes Szeberenyi (CERN)

Group photo of the annual meeting participants. Image credit: Claudio Federici, INFN-LNF

A year has already passed since the launch of the High Luminosity LHC Design Study, which is the first step of the larger High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project.

The 2nd Joint HiLumi LHC-LARP Annual Meeting took place on 14-16 November and was hosted by INFN-LNF. The event registered 130 participants, bringing together not only European and US LARP experts but also Japanese and Russian scientists.

The event reviewed the progress of design and R&D of the FP7 HiLumi Work Packages, and of the other HL-LHC WPs as well, and the progress towards a final lay-out of the accelerator upgrade. A dedicated session was organized for young scientists honoured the LARP Toohig fellowship. The plenary talks featured LARP, U.S. DoE and Japanese positions on HL-LHC as well.

The next joint Annual Meeting is planned to take place at Daresbury Laboratory of the Cockcroft Institute in November 2013, while in May 2013 the collaboration will meet at the joint LARP-HiLumi LHC annual meeting in the USA.