Welcome to Issue #40 of Accelerating News!
Over the past five years, the ARIES project brought together part of the European accelerator community in the aim of developing key accelerator technologies to make present and future machines more efficient, affordable, reliable and sustainable. Last month, this H2020-funded project passed the torch to I.FAST as one of the driving force behind joint R&D activities or the next generation of particle accelerators. The latter project held its first annual meeting, where it was able to meet industry and present its progress and new programmes. The I.FAST Internal Innovation Fund, which is designed to promote cooperation between institutes and industry, was launched at the event. More recently, the project sparked interest at the 13th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’22).
Future accelerators can count on a myriad of innovations to reinvent themselves and achieve stunning new results. Developed through the CLIC Collaboration, a permanent magnet demonstrator for ultra-low emittance rings that could lead to higher performance of synchrotrons used as light sources. Likewise, additive manufacturing and novel designing techniques have enabled scientists at PSI and FAU develop a new concept for generating THz radiation. Finally, at CERN, works towards the future test stand of the HL-LHC IT String have been progressing, marking a major milestone for the HL-LHC project.
The Future Circular Collider also reached an important milestone with the organisation of the FCC Week in Paris at the beginning of June. This event was an opportunity for the community to discuss the latest status of the FCC Feasibility Study, which was launched by the CERN Council in 2021 in response to the 2020 European Strategy Update.
The editors invite to browse the new issue and learn more about all the last developments in the particle accelerator community. Happy reading!
Antoine Le Gall, Editor-in-Chief