Event Description

Cryogenics has widely contributed to the recent major successes of High Energy Physics (HEP). And conversely, HEP has pushed cryogenic engineering developments to a high level of technical excellence.

The Cryogenics Society of Europe together with HEPTech and CERN and in partnership with the Enterprise European Network are organising on the 9th and 10th of June 2016, an event held at CERN and focused on the collaborations and opportunities between academia and industry: The European Cryogenics Days 2016.

The first European Cryogenics Days took place in 2015 in Grenoble, while a forerunner was held in Oxford in 2014.

This event aims to explore the subject of Cryogenics and its developments at CERN and showing the impact of cryogenics on society and research. It will cover topics like:

  • Large Cryogenic Systems for HEP: installations under discussion, installations under construction, installations under testing and installations in operation
  • Cryogenic for HEP detectors: a field with a large variety
  • Instrumentation for cryogenic systems, what did we achieve and what could lie ahead of us
  • Research in the cryogenic field, examples of fundamental and applied projects
  • Future of cryogenics: with examples from HEP, on developments in cryotherapy and space applications.

This event is a unique opportunity for industry to meet leading experts in cryogenics and project leaders that may have exciting and challenging needs in terms of development and manufacturing of future cryogenic systems. In the program time is foreseen for 1-2-1 brokerage meetings.

Moreover, the first morning session will be dedicated to the Second General Meeting of the Cryogenics Society of Europe (CSE). 

Dates: from 9 June 2016 to 10 June 2016

Venue: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Organizing Committee: Johan Bremer, Chair CERN
  Caroline Cazenoves CERN
  Antonio Pacheco HEPTech
  Symeon Kokovidis CERN
  Tim Benzie Enterprise Europe South-East UK
  Marcel Ter Brake CSE/University of Twente
  Emile Dupont EUResearch
  Shrikant Pattalwar STFC
  John Vandore STFC
  Christophe Haberstroh CSE
  Jean-Marie Le Goff  CERN