CERN Accelerating science

issue 23

December 2017

Welcome to this year's last issue of Accelerating News. I am glad to present our new website that gives more flexibility and a fresh approach that will help us broaden the coverage of R&D activities in the field of accelerators and related techologies. I would like to thank my co-editors for their comments and invaluable help and to the former Chief Editor, Agnes Szeberenyi who warmly support the transition to a new website. Finally, I am grateful to Jennifer Toes for her dedication and hard work as a member of our editorial team. I wish to her every success in her future endeavours.    

In this issue, you will find a number of stories covering ongoing research to advance accelerator technologies and enhance their performance. We also report on a number of events that highlight the importance of international collaboration to push further back the present frontiers and envisage novel applications of accelerators beyond particle physics. I hope that you will enjoy reading our new issue.

My warmest wishes for a happy holiday season!

Panos Charitos

Isabel Bejar Alonso (CERN) , Rama Calaga (CERN), Ofelia Capatina (CERN)
13 Dec 2017

From first concept to the SPS: the challenge of the HL-LHC crab cavities cryomodules

Crab cavities will help increase the luminosity of collisions in the High-Luminosity upgrade of the LHC.

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
11 Dec 2017

Taking accelerators on board: Exploring unchartered waters with ARIES

ARIES-Industry event brings together experts on accelerator applications for ship exhaust gas treatment.

Ricardo Torres (University of Liverpool)
11 Dec 2017

EuPRAXIA marks two years of research into plasma accelerators

EuPRAXIA is designing the world’s first multi-GeV user-ready plasma accelerator

Alexandra Welsch (University of Liverpool) , Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
11 Dec 2017

Marie Skłodowska-Curie's legacy inspires young scientists

A multi-site event to celebrate twice Nobel Prize winner’s 150th birth anniversary held in Geneva, Munich and Liverpool

Alessandro Bertarelli (CERN)
8 Dec 2017

Workshop for extreme thermal management materials

Researchers gathered in Turin, Italy to discuss current and future work.

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
8 Dec 2017

Science transcends boundaries

European and Japanese collaboration in the framework of the FCC study was highlighted during Science Agora 2017

Ruben Garcia Alia (CERN)
7 Dec 2017

RADECS 2017: radiation resistance for electronics

Addressing radiation effects with RADECS and RADSAGA

Athena Papageorgiou Koufidou & Fiona J. Harden (CERN)
7 Dec 2017

HiRadMat: testing materials under high radiation

The CERN test facility offers high irradiation testing to researchers.

Marco Zanetti (INFN & Univ. Padua), Frank Zimmermann (CERN)
7 Dec 2017

Workshop shines Light on Photon-Beam Interactions

The ARIES Photon Beams 2017 Workshop was held in Padua, Italy in late November 2017.

Isabel Bejar Alonso (CERN) , Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
7 Dec 2017

A bright future for HL-LHC

The 7th HL-LHC annual collaboration meeting in Madrid reviewed the current progress and set the goals for next year.

Alexandra Welsch (University of Liverpool)
7 Dec 2017

Physics of Star Wars: Science or Fiction?

Accelerator experts bring the Force to life.

Athena Papageorgiou Koufidou, Livia Lapadatescu (CERN)
15 Dec 2017

HIE-ISOLDE: challenges and future plans

HIE-ISOLDE advances the high energy frontier of the facility.

Jim Clarke (STFC)
8 Dec 2017

CLARA Update: First Accelerated Beam

UK’s Free Electron Laser Test Facility reached another significant milestone.

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
12 Dec 2017

Discussing the next step for circular colliders

The 2018 Future Circular Collider collaboration meeting will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (9-13 April 2018).


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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March 2018
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December 2017
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