EUCARD-2 Steering Committee members
Over December 12th – 13th, ASTeC hosted the 3rd EUCARD-2 Steering Committee Meeting, bringing together each of the 12 Workpackage coordinators from across Europe. EUCARD-2 is coordinated by Maurizio Vretenar from CERN, who reviewed activity progress in areas encompassing; Catalysing Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Accelerator Applications, Extreme Beams, Low Emittance Rings, Novel Accelerators, Ionisation Cooling Test Facility, High Radiation Materials and MagNet testing, Future Magnets, Collimator Materials, Innovative RF Technologies and Novel Concepts. The meeting also provided ASTeC with an opportunity to highlight priority research being performed at Daresbury on Test Facilities, Photocathode R&D and UK contributions towards the HL-LHC programme, whilst also providing the Steering Committee with a tour of the ALICE, EMMA and VELA accelerator facilities.
EUCARD-2 is an Integrating Activity Project for coordinated Research and Development on Particle Accelerators, co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities Programme. This project will contribute to positioning European accelerator infrastructures at the forefront of global research.