CERN Accelerating science

issue 26

October 2018

International collaboration has probably never been more important than it is today. With human society facing a number of wide-ranging ‘global challenges’ such as food security, climate change, energy security and diseases, international collaboration in research is essential to find solutions to these problems.

International collaboration is also increasingly synonymous with excellent research. Collaborating internationally enables individual researchers and organisations to increase the impact of their research, pool talent, equipment and resources to address challenges that they could not tackle alone. Over a third of all articles published in international journals are now internationally collaborative. This marks a very significant increase as compared to the beginning of this century and there are clear indications that this will further increase in the future.

Forming international links has perhaps never been simpler, but it has also never been more necessary. The rate of internationalization is increasingly rapid, with unhindered communication channels and inexpensive travel. Scientists and engineers can work together across country borders, research disciplines, building at the same time bridges between cultures and generations.

Particle accelerator-based research infrastructures that push the limits of technology require international collaboration maybe more than any other area of science: Experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), as well as current design studies, such as the one on a Future Circular Collider (FCC) require the world to work together. Collaboration on the design, construction, operation and subsequent optimization of these facilities is key to fully exploit their discovery potential.

Open and international collaboration has enabled fantastic research results in the past and will be the basis for future breakthroughs. This issue of Accelerating News features stories related to magnet developments for the High Luminosity upgrade of the LHC and future colliders, vacuum technologies, discussions from a muon collider workshop as well as developments in plasma wakefield accelerators that push for novel accelerator technologies. 

Last but not least, I am delighted to announce that the FCC collaboration has just launched the video Science knows no Borders on YouTube that highlights why our world needs more collaboration. I believe it carries a very strong message about what science stands for and encourage you to share it widely.

Enjoy Accelerating News!

Carsten Welsch

Head of the Physics Department, University of Liverpool

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

Interview with Robert-Jan Smits

A sit down with Robert-Jan Smits one of the architects of the European research area and a firm supporter of scientific knowledge and technology as means to address today’s greatest challenges.

Alessandro Bertarelli (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

High thermal performance materials

ARIES has launched an extensive characterization campaign of a broad range of high thermal performance materials for applications in future particle accelerators and the industry.

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

Quadrupole magnets for FCC-ee

First tests of a twin quadrupole magnet for FCC-ee took place last summer in CERN's new magnetic measurement laboratory.

Joseph Piergrossi (European XFEL)
8 Oct 2018

New solutions for challenges among complementary light sources

EUCALL developed strategies for laser-based and accelerator-based sources of UV/X-ray light.

P. Ferracin, E. Todesco (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

Power tests of HL-LHC quadrupole

Successful results from the power test of the fourth short model of a Nb3Sn quadrupole for the High Luminosity upgrade.

Ricardo Torres (University of Liverpool)
8 Oct 2018

EuPRAXIA Design Study comes of age

European collaboration pushes towards Conceptual Design Report, expected to be completed towards the end of next year.

Daniela Antonio (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

A reverse hackathon with CERN

What if we selected a few CERN Technologies and put them in the hands of professionals that help create highly successful start-ups?

Miguel Fernandes (University of Liverpool/CERN)
8 Oct 2018

Measuring AD beam intensity with a Cryogenic Current Comparator

New system can measure the average current of bunched and coasting beams.

Mauro Taborelli (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

EVC-15 conference held in Geneva

The European Vacuum Conference (EVC) assembled experts from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the field.

L Marco Zanetti (INFN), Frank Zimmermann (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

Discussing a future strategy for muon colliders

Discussing status and ongoing efforts in light of the upcoming European Strategy update.

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

Advancing superconductivity for future magnets

Collaboration between researchers and industry is key for unlocking the potential of this technology.

Alexandra Welsch, Samantha Colosimo, Javier Resta López (University of Liverpool)
8 Oct 2018

Accelerating Learning

Summer events held at CERN boost knowledge and collaboration. The events were coordinated by the QUASAR Group.

Panagiotis Charitos (CERN)
8 Oct 2018

EASIschool '18: A summer to remember

A unique learning experience for the participants of the first school organized by EASITrain, this summer in Vienna.


Accelerator-related stories
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Compact Linear Collider
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Accelerator Communication and Outreach
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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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HL LHC: High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider
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EASITRAIN: European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training
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Knowledge Technology Transfer
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July 2020
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March 2020
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December 2019
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October 2019
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July 2019
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