Topical Workshop - Machine Experiment Interface



Gerbičeva ulica 64 SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia
Andreja Smole (Cosylab d.d.) , Carsten Peter Welsch (Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool)


Antimatter experiments are at the cutting edge of science. They are, however, very difficult to realise. The AVA project aims at enabling new antimatter experiments, probing the fundamental laws of nature.
The workshop will cover efficient diagnostics integration in an accelerator and how the readout from monitors can be linked to lattice design codes via online control systems.

The event will combine talks by research leaders, with opportunities for early stage researchers to present their work and panel discussions.

Abstract submission deadline: 8th September 2019

Registration deadline: 31st August 2019

Payment deadline: 5th September 2019


AVA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721559.


Dr Zuzana Oriou
    • 20:00 22:00
      Reception 2h
    • 08:30 09:00
      Registration 30m
    • 09:00 09:30
      Welcome and workshop overview 30m
      Speakers: Carsten Peter Welsch (Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool) , Mark Plesko (Cosylab)
    • 09:30 10:00
      Challenges in AD/ELENA operation 30m

      We give an overview of the AD operation from the point of view of the interface between the AD experiments and the machine. Specific examples of difficulties to deliver good quality antiproton beam to the experiments are selected from 20 years of operation. The sources of difficulties are various, arising from physics, beam instrumentation, difficult to detect equipment failure, the control system and human factors. We present the changes and challenges in the beam delivery because of the ELENA machine, which will deliver beam to the experiments from 2021.

      Speaker: Lajos Bojtar (CERN)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Challenges in Machine-Experiment Interfacing 30m
      Speakers: Adélaïde Grimaud (Cosylab) , Amit Nanda (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT)) , Markus Wiesinger (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik Heidelberg and Ulmer Fundamental Symmetries Laboratory, RIKEN)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Q&A & Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 12:00
      Cosylab presentation and tour 1h
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 13:00 16:00
      Labview hands-on experience
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:30 18:00
      Labview hands-on experience