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Accelerators for Science and Society

Kolloquium der Abteilung 6

There are more than thirty thousand particle accelerators in the world, ranging from the linear accelerators used for cancer therapy in modern hospitals to the giant 'atom-smashers' at international particle physics laboratories used to unlock the secrets of creation. For many decades these scientific instruments have formed one of the main pillars of modern research across scientific disciplines and countries.

This talk will give an overview of the current research challenges and priorities in scientific frontier facilities & underpinning technologies, novel acceleration techniques and accelerator applications. In particular, it will present the R&D related to the LHC and its upgrades, next generation antimatter research facilities, novel accelerators and medical applications. It will also introduce several international research collaborations which are in the process of addressing these challenges.