2017, A Cool Year

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Dr Javier Resta Lopez at COOL 2017.

The workshop COOL gathers every two years leading experts in the field of beam cooling to review and discuss the state-of-the-art and advances of cooling techniques for different types of beams: muon cooling, electron cooling, stochastic cooling and laser cooling. This year COOL 2017 has been held on 18-22 September at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn, Germany.

Around fifty delegates from all around the world have attended this workshop, having the opportunity to gather and exchange thoughts, ideas and opinions in a relaxed environment. 

There have been several talks on new results of beam cooling experiments, such as muon cooling at the MICE experiment and electron cooling of different ion species at operating storage rings and facilities from high energies, such as the RHIC collider at BNL (USA), to intermediate energies, such as COSY at the Research Centre Juelich (Germany). The status of the electron cooler for the new facility extra low energy antiproton storage ring ELENA, currently under commissioning at CERN, was also presented, as well as the R&D progress for future antiproton and ion facilities such as FAIR at GSI (Germany) or NICA in Dubna (Russia). 

In this context, our very own Dr Javier Resta Lopez presented two posters summarizing the beam physics studies carried out in the QUASAR group for low energy antimatter facilities, with special emphasis on the electron cooling simulations for low energy antiproton storage rings. It was a great opportunity to discuss our results and get new ideas for further research progress in our projects.