OCEM Power Electronics is co-sponsoring a conference dedicated to Large Hadron Collider Physics.
The sixth annual Conference on LHCP will be held June 4-9 in Bologna. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, together with the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the University of Bologna are the promoters. OCEM will serve as a sponsor displaying its recent power electronics systems for particle accelerator and thermonuclear fusion research facilities.
The conference program will cover a detailed review of the latest results on collider physics of the LHC Run II. Also, there will be discussions on further research directions within the high-energy particle physics community.
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is a 27-kilometer ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures that boost the particles’ energy along the way.
As a long-time collaborator with CERN, OCEM has developed components for the world-famous research organization for the past 40 years.
Last year our company supplied a component to a joint project between CERN and the European Spallation Source to develop a high-power RF tube amplifier for particle acceleration.
The component is a 160 kW capacitor charger. It’s a high-voltage power supply that will feed an energy storage bank that powers the radio-frequency tube amplifier. CERN will test the Multi Beam Inductive Output Tube, then the ESS in Sweden will reproduce it if successful. It could also be adopted as part of a future upgrade to the CERN injector in Geneva.
Our company also recently collaborated with CERN to create a new power converter for the world’s largest cyclotron, the TRIUMF facility in Vancouver, Canada. Thanks to a technology transfer agreement, OCEM’s supply incorporated a sophisticated control system and precise current measurement system developed at CERN.
LHCP conference’s discussion topics will include Standard Model Physics and Beyond, the Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry, Heavy-Flavor Physics and Heavy-Ion Physics.
The conference will also include a welcome event, local food and wine tasting, a guided tour of the city, a conference banquet dinner, and a public outreach event at the University of Bologna.
The event, “Gravitational Waves and Higgs Boson: From the Protagonists the Story of Two Great Discoveries,” will feature CERN General Director Fabiola Gianotti, INFN Vice President Antonio Zoccoli, and Dean of the University Francesco Ubertini. It will take place June 6 in the Aula Magna di Santa Lucia (Via Castiglione, 26) at 9 p.m.
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