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Report on the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference

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The 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 14-19 May and was attended by more than 1,550 people from 34 different countries. Hosted by the European Spallation Source (ESS), and organised under the auspices of the European Physical Society Accelerator Group and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the event was also supported by the MAXIV facility and Aarhus University.

As noted in the opening addresses by the Danish minister for higher education and science and the Swedish State Secretary to the Minister for Higher Education and Research, accelerators were initially developed to understand the infinitesimal constituents of matter. However, they soon evolved into sophisticated instruments for a wide range of fundamental and applied research, and today, particle accelerators serve society in numerous ways ranging from medicine and energy to the arts and security.

Giovanni Rumolo (CERN) one of the invited speakers at IPAC’17
Giovanni Rumolo (CERN) one of the invited speakers at IPAC’17

The Copenhagen conference also saw 115 companies from 16 countries present their products as part of an industrial exhibition, which was complemented by lively panel discussions on industrial careers, intellectual property and other relevant issues.

In total, there were 45 invited and 51 contributed oral presentations and approximately 1,400 posters, with the European Physical Society’s Accelerator Group also awarding its 2017 prizes. For a full report on the conference see: http://www.eps.org/resource/collection/1135B87C-719F-4CBE-8BCC-9D2FDFCC15FF/170621_IPAC’17_EPS-REPORT_jp_ga.docx



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