AVA presented at IBIC 17

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Photograph of the conference venue in Grand Rapids.

The annual International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) took place in Grand Rapids, USA between 20-24 August 2017. IBIC is a fruitful gathering of the world's beam instrumentation community and encourages international collaboration in the field of beam instrumentation for accelerators. The conference is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges of beam diagnostic and measurement techniques for particle accelerators worldwide. 

AVA Coordinator Prof Carsten Welsch attended the conference to present an invited talk on “Low energy, low intensity beam diagnostics”. He also contributed several posters to the scientific programme, including an overview of the beam instrumentation work package within the AVA network.


Alexandra presenting a range of accelerator projects the University of Liverpool is involved in.

Further project news were presented by Alexandra Welsch, a member of the Project TEAM, via a dedicated industry stand. This included the AVA leaflet containing information about partner institutions and research projects within the network.

The booth presented many projects led or participated by the University of Liverpool: OMA, EuPRAXIA, EuroCirCol, FCC, and ARIES, as well as the newest member of the STFC CERN Business Incubator D-Beam.

Upcoming events such as the OMA School on Monte Carlo studies in November 2017, our AVA Antimatter Physics School end of June 2018, and the EuPRAXIA Symposium in Liverpool in July 2018 were also announced for the first time.

IBIC17 was an ideal event to meet beam instrumentation experts from around the world and an excellent meeting point to learn about and discuss the latest beam diagnostics developments.