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APPEC Technology Forum 2018 November 12-13: Register now!

Topic: Active and passive stabilization systems and sensors

The Astroparticle Physics European Consortium APPEC is inviting technology experts from industry and academia to the APPEC Technology Forum 2018 (ATF 2018) on Nov 12-13 2018 in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

For the sixth year, ATF 2018 will provide the necessary framework for discussions among all the stakeholders fostering new R&D activities, improving existing technology and supporting current and emerging intra- and extra-field collaborations.

With the intention of laying the foundations for future cooperation involving industry and academia, this year the ATF 2018 will concentrate on the development of holders and positioning systems for high-stability setups, where vibrations can be detected with special sensors and then suppressed, extending to other forms of active and passive stabilization needed in many scientific experiments. This technology can have a wide range of applications, for example, where mirrors, magnets and detectors have to be precisely positioned, or temperature and pressure have to be accurately stabilised.

The fields of application are also numerous, ranging from astroparticle, particle and detector physics to geology, quantum mechanics and many other disciplines. The potential for innovative applications is large and we are convinced there will be the opportunity for an effective exchange of ideas and experiences among the participants. 

ATF 2018 is taking place immediately before the Precision Fair 2018, at the same location which will provide even more opportunities for knowledge transfer and collaboration. The Fair is focused on development and production of high-tech components, modules and systems, aimed at meeting the ever increasing demands on shape, size and accuracy of fast precision positioning. Two sessions on the first day of the Fair will be dedicated to the achievements and future demands of precision technology in Big Science Projects.  

Participants from CERN, the KATRIN experiment and Einstein Telescope (ET) community have already confirmed they will present their high-precision technology at the Forum. Register here to attend:

Contact: Francesca Moglia