The Astroparticle Physics European Consortium APPEC invites technology experts from industry and academia to the APPEC Technology Forum 2018 (ATF 2018).
As 6th event of a successful series of appointments in the past years, in part organized by the precursor ASPERA, the ATF 2018 will provide the frame 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 cooperations involving industry and academia, 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 exepriments. This technology can have a wide application, e.g. where mirrors, magnets and detectors have to be precisely positioned, or temperature and pressure have to be accurately stabilized.
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.
To offer further opportunities of information and collaboration, the ATF 2018 is taking place at the same location and right before the Precision Fair 2018 . 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. Furthermore, during the first day of the fair two sessions will be dedicated to the achievements and future demands of precision technology in Big Science Projects.
We wish to our participants a fruitful meeting in Veldhoven and consequent successful collaborations.