The design and science cases of novel plasma accelerators are subject of intense studies. Progress in proof-of-principle experiments has led to the expectation that ground-breaking applications of plasma accelerators are to be expected in the next years.
The Horizon2020 Project “European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications” (EuPRAXIA) was funded by EU and started its work in November 2015. This is the 2nd EU Design Study on a future accelerator infrastructure in Horizon2020. EuPRAXIA aims at a highly compact and cost-effective European facility with 5 GeV electron beams from plasma accelerators. EuPRAXIA will produce electron beams for pilot users from photon science, HEP and other fields like medicine or industry. Please see www.eupraxia-project.eu for more details.
We are organizing a workshop in Pisa inviting the communities of conventional facilities, lasers and novel accelerators, discussing the unique opportunities for our fields from such a design study. We will bring together the initial EuPRAXIA project team, EuroNNAc network participants and interested scientists to collect input from all parties and to base this effort deeply into the interests of our communities.
The EuroNNAc and EuPRAXIA Workshop on a European Plasma Accelerator will take place June 29 to July, 1, 2016 at Area della Ricerca del CNR, Pisa, Italy hosted by Istituto Nazionale di Ottica - CNR.
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This meeting will be sponsored by INO-CNR, INFN, the European Network for Novel Accelerators (FP7/EuroNNAc2), the European Coordination of Accelerator R&D project (FP7/EuCARD2) and the Horizon2020 EU Design Study EuPRAXIA.and is open to all interested parties.
Deadline for registration is May 31, 2016.