Mar 13 – 14, 2012
Lichtenberg-Haus, Darmstadt
Europe/Berlin timezone

Technological challenges in future large projects in astroparticle physics and neighboring fields

European physicists in astroparticle physics as well as in neighboring fields are planning the next generation of experiments to be built within the next decade. The success of the projects in direct dark matter detection, low energy neutrino physics, proton decay, neutrino properties, gravitational wave detection as well as related accelerator based experiments in particle and nuclear physics highly depends on challenging technologies in the domain of vacuum and cryogenics.

For a thorough planning of all stakeholders it is important to carefully elaborate the timing of the projects and their needs as well as the market availability of key products. The ASPERA Technology Forum is organized jointly with the HEPTech network to identify synergies between projects from neighboring fields. It shall provide a discussion forum for companies, project scientistsand funding agencies to define future ways of boosting cooperation to the benefit of all stakeholders.

In the discussions of the workshop the following questions shall be addressed:

  • What are the requirements of the coming projects concerning vacuum & cryogenic technologies?
  • What are the technological challenges?
  • What products are available and what kind of R&D activities are required?
  • What is the potential of joint research activities?
  • Is there an R&D strategy that can be commonly followed by research institutes and industrial partners?
  • What is the impact of developments on other scientific fields or market ready products?
  • What are the bottlenecks when scientists cooperate with industries, what are the typical wishes of industrial partners and of scientists?

NEW!  The poster for the event can be downloaded here.


Dr. Thomas Berghöfer: thomas.berghoefer [at], +49-40-8998-2537

Dr. Dorothee Rück: d.rueck [at], +49-6159-71-1458

Lichtenberg-Haus, Darmstadt
Lichtenberg-Haus, Darmstadt