Successful international meeting on cryo-technology and superconductivity
In Lund, Sweden, recently the “2019 European Cryogenics Days” took place. The international workshop focusses on the exchange on the topics of cryo-technology and superconductivity. The meeting was held in collaboration of Cryogenics Society of Europe (CSE), the High-Energy Physics Technology Transfer Network (HEPTech), the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the European Spallation Source (ESS). The topic is of great relevance in the construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI in Darmstadt, as large parts of the FAIR accelerator will be superconducting.
The workshop started with the annual meeting of the CSE, followed by two days of plenary talks, a poster session and an industrial exhibition concerning various aspects of cryogenics. A total of 121 attendees and 17 industrial exhibitors attended the workshop. While the majority of attendees were European, there was significant attendance from China and North America as well. The program consisted of 18 talks and 19 posters. The contents included descriptions of engineering designs as well as fundamental research in cryogenics and superconductivity. Speakers, among other things, for example reported on the cryo-technology of the ESS, of FAIR and of the Chinese accelerator HIAF, about high-temperature superconductors or about the relevance of cryogenics in experimental cosmology. Also a tour of the European Spallation Source, currently under construction in Lund, was included in the activities. (CP)