ICAN - CERN
CERN is the world's largest particle physics centre and operates the world’s largest complex of particle accelerators. The 55-year history of CERN is marked with impressive achievements in the construction and operation of powerful linear and circular accelerators. At the end of 2009, CERN brought into operation the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). With proton-proton collisions at 14 TeV, the LHC is the most powerful accelerator in the world, awaited so eagerly by the particle physics communities on all continents. CERN has on-going studies of the accelerators of the future, including a linear high energy lepton collider (CLIC). CERN likes to support other initiatives in novel technologies with similar goals.
CERN will advise the Beneficiaries from the laser field and supply the parameter lists for accelerator application relevant to HEP.
Short CV for the key persons:
• Dr. Ralph Assmann: PhD from Ludwigs-Maximilian-University Munich, supported by Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Werner-Heisenberg-Institute scholarship. Post- doc and staff at SLAC in US from 1994 to 1998, where he contributed to electron- driven plasma acceleration studies. At CERN since 1998, currently Senior Physicist, LHC collimation Project Leader, LHC Machine Coordinator and Deputy EuCARD coordinator. WP50 leader.
• Dr. Jean-Pierre Koutchouk is Senior Accelerator Scientist, one of the leaders of the LHC design, coordinator of FP7 EuCARD in the DG Project Office and DG Advisor on International Relations.