16-18 February 2011
Europe/Zurich timezone


CERN, Switzerland, 16 - 18 February 2011.


The AIDA (Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators) project begins 1 February 2011 and will run for 4 years. The kick-off meeting marks the official start of collaboration, when the 37 beneficiaries and numerous associate partners will come together at CERN for the first time within the AIDA framework. The meeting will consist of two days (Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 February 2011) of parallel meetings of Work Packages, and then a final day (Friday 18 February) of a morning plenary meeting and an afternoon governing board meeting. The kick-off meeting is open to AIDA members and also external and local participants in the limit of the meeting capacity.
The AIDA project addresses infrastructures required for the development of detectors for future particle physics experiments, in line with the European strategy for particle physics. It targets user communities preparing experiments at a number of key potential future accelerators: SLHC (luminosity-upgraded LHC), future Linear Colliders (ILC and CLIC), future accelerator-driven neutrino facilities or future B-physics facilities (e.g. Super-B). The infrastructures covered by the AIDA project are key facilities required for an efficient development of the future experiments, such as: test beam infrastructures (at CERN and DESY), specialised equipment irradiation facilities (in several European countries), common software tools, common microelectronics tools and engineering coordination offices.


 Deadline for registration: January 31, 2011
The deadline is extended. It is possible to register until February 7th, 2011
A badge is mandatory to attend the Kick-off meeting and the Dinner, if you have registered (detailed information on "Access to site CERN", left menu). The dinner will take place Restaurant 1, "Glassbox" Blg 500.