The fourth annual workshop of the Future Circular Colliders (FCC) study, initiated in 2014 by CERN and conducted in international collaboration, took place at the grandiose Beurs van Berlage in the centre of Amsterdam from 8 to 13 April 2018.
After Washington DC in 2015, Rome in 2016 and Berlin in 2017, the Amsterdam week attended by more than 500 physicists, engineers and students from laboratories, academia and industry, included a special session on the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network EASITrain funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, during which the trainees presented their work.
Philippe Lebrun, director of the Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) was invited to present the School to the audience of young graduates working in the key technologies of FCC, applied superconductivity, magnets, RF, vacuum and cryogenics. He underlined the importance of mastering the basics of accelerator science, and emphasized the flexibility of the JUAS courses, for which students who wish to focus on a specific domain can register by the week.
The main outcome of the FCC week 2018 is the steady progress in all critical domains, towards the publication of the FCC Conceptual Design Report in early 2019, an essential input to the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics which will set the directions for the next five years in 2020.