Coordination of Accelerator Networks


EuCAN "Universities meet Laboratories 2016", 3-4 November 2016, place: U Paris Saclay / LAL

EuCAN "Universities meet Laboratories 2014", 30 September - 2 October 2014, place: University of Frankfurt am Main

workshop topics:
1) Do synergies exist between Universities and Laboratories?
2) The ranking of the research: Universities and Laboratories, different worlds.
3) Training in accelerator physics and technology. 
4) The attraction of young people starts in the universities; what is the role of Laboratories in attracting students ?
5) Is the remark "This is academic" always negative ? 
6) Accelerators in Universities as complementary to large National and International Laboratory?
7) Preparation of EuCARD-2 EuCAN M18 deliverable "key results of 5 accelerator networks"


EuCARD-2 Accelerator Networks

WP2: Catalysing Innovation (INNovation)

WP3: Energy Efficiency (EnEfficient)

WP4: Accelerator Applications (AccApplic)

WP5: Extreme Beams (XBEAM)

WP6: Low Emittace Rings (LOW-e-Ring)

WP7: Novel Accelerators (EuroNNAc2)


Early announcement: A EuCAN workshop "universities meet laboratories" is planned for 2014

EuCAN Task Description:

The EuCAN task coordinates and integrates the five accelerator networking activities in EuCARD-2, namely WP3: EnEfficient, WP4: AccApplic, WP5: XBEAM, WP6: LOW-e-RING and WP7: EuroNNAc2 to ensure consistency of the WP work according to the project plan. It stimulates and guides progress on novel and high-performance accelerators for various fields of science, as well as on their applications e.g. for medical treatments, helping the topical networks to lay the foundation for a new generation of advanced accelerator infrastructures in Europe.

Building on the success of the FP6 CARE project and FP7 EuCARD-AccNet networking work package, this task provides an interface between the individual accelerator networks, developing synergies and supporting collaboration and joint events. It provides a common calendar of events for all networks, creates and maintains web pages, and helps with dissemination and outreach activities (publications in newsletters, CERN Courier, journal articles and booklets, etc.; seminars, discussions, teaching activities). The EuCAN task is also an interface to other EuCARD-2 work packages, and national and international organizations like ECFA, ICFA, ILC, CLIC, MAP, ESA, US DOE, KEK in Japan, and industry.

Coordination duties include organising EuCAN internal steering meetings, setting up proper reviewing, reporting to the project management and distributing information within EuCARD-2. The task also covers organising and supporting annual meetings dedicated to EuCARD-2 activity review and possible activity workshops or specialized working sessions, implying the attendance of invited participants from inside and outside the consortium. The EuCAN membership consists of the coordinators of the five EuCARD-2 accelerator networks.

EuCAN Deliverables and Milestones:

D1.4.1) EuCAN web pages available: Continuously updated online resources to provide the accelerator networking work packages with information such as relevant events and publications (Task 1.4) [month 2]

Milestone report MS4: EuCAN Web Pages Available CERN-ACC-2013-0287

D1.4.2) Key results of the five accelerator networks: A report on the main results from the accelerator networking work packages, namely WP3: EnEfficient, WP4: AccApplic, WP5: XBEAM, WP6: LOW-e-RING and WP7: EuroNNAc2. (Task 1.4) [month 48]