CERN hosted ten days of secondment for AVA Fellow Indrajeet Prasad

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CERN - The European Organization for Nuclear Research hosted ten days secondment of AVA Fellow Indrajeet Prasad in December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The secondment was a part of his AVA research project aiming  to build & test High Precision Power supply.

The secondment aimed at gathering information about high voltage power supplies used at various experiments at CERN.  Indrajeet had a very productive time at CERN, he visited multiple experiments based at the Antimatter Factory and was given a technical tour of the Antihydrogen Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy (AEgis) by the experiment spokesperson and senior scientist Dr Micheal Doser.  Dr Doser also informed Indrajeet about customized high precision High voltage Power supply used at Aegis experiment at CERN.

Dr Gerard Tranquille showed Indrajeet The Extra Low Energy Antiproton ring (ELENA) where he learnt about the commercial & customized High Voltage power supply used for ELENA. AVA Fellow Bruno Galante guided Indrajeet through his lab explaining his experimental setup and results.

Indrajeet also visited some other experimental setups where he learnt about various PS used at CERN. He met with ELENA Project leader Christian Carli and learned about Management tools and frameworks being used for Project Management.

It was a very successful 10 days as Indrajeet achieved his secondment tasks as well as got a glimpse of Project management of ELENA at CERN.

CERN is the pioneer of Antimatter Research facilities and one of the AVA partners. All AVA Fellows benefit significantly from this important collaboration.