On October 20th and 21st, 2014, the new SMI Scientific Advisory Board met for the first time at the Stefan Meyer Institute. Members are (from left to right) Nathal Severijns (Leuven), Peter Krizan (Ljubljana) , Nick Mavromatos...
The AEgIS collaboration at CERN (an international consortium of 25 institutions has demonstrated a method to measure a very small deflection (smaller than the thickness of a human hair) of a beam of antiprotons, the counterpart...
SMI organizes EXA2014 which will take place from September 15th to Friday, September 19th, 2014 in Vienna.
FLAIR Collaboration Meeting at the Cockcroft Institute, UK
Delegates from the international partner institutions of the FLAIR collaboration joined for a collaboration meeting at the Cockcroft Institute on February, 21./22. 2011. The meeting was chaired by the spokesman of the collaboration, E. Widmann, and hosted by C.P. Welsch (Cockcroft).
The meeting started with a talk about the recent foundation of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). A FAIR representative (I. Augustin) presented the present time plan, the different build phases and answered critical questions from the collaboration.
Recent developments at CERN with regard to the AD physics program and the ELENA initiative were summarized by T. Erikkson and W. Ölert, before research progress on the main FLAIR research infrastructures, namely the low energy storage ring (H. Danared/A. Källberg), HITRAP (W. Quint) and the ultra-low energy storage ring (C.P. Welsch) was presented in half hour talks, followed by discussion sessions.
J. Waltz presented the recently founded Helmholtz Institute Mainz, where one focus lies on investigations into antimatter physics. New physics experiment proposals on fundamental tests with antihydrogen (K. Blaum/M. Raizen) and Antikaon bound states and meson spectroscopy with stopped antiprotons (J. Zmeskal) were also discussed.
In view of the changed time schedule at FAIR, the meeting was very important to re-establish the commitment of the different groups, to discuss the overall FLAIR management and dissemination strategy and to identify ways forward to ensure that FLAIR becomes reality.