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Große Beschleunigeranlagen energieeffizient und nachhaltig gestalten

Beschleuniger sind Schlüsselinstrumente der Forschung. Konzepte und Komponenten, die solche Beschleunigeranlagen künftig nicht nur leistungsfähiger, sondern zugleich möglichst energieeffizient und nachhaltig machen, erforscht das Energy Lab 2.0 und die Beschleuniger Test Facility KARA im neuen Testfeld KITTEN. Die Einweihung des Testfelds war am 21. Juli 2022 im Triangel und am IBPT.

Meghana M. Patil receives prestigious 2021 Faraday Cup Award

Doctoral researcher M. M. Patil gives the award lecture "Ultra-fast line-camera KALYPSO for fs-laser-based electron beam diagnostics" at the IBIC'21 conference for an outstanding contribution to the development of an innovative beam diagnostic instrument of proven workability. She is a research associate at KIT LAS (Prof. A.-S. Müller) and a member of the Diagnosis R&D group (led by E. Bründermann) at KIT IBPT as well as of the beam diagnostics group at KIT IPE (led by M. Caselle). The prize is only given for devices with demonstrated and published performance.

200 Jahre Helmholtz – Inspired by challenges

Enable particle accelerators to learn and get smarter. We strive to implement artificial intelligence methods at FLUTE as featured in one of the great scientific challenges of our time tackled by the Helmholtz Association.
The challenges that our researchers work on every day, make particle accelerators capable of learning.

.Peter T. Rühr
Evolution: Juvenile stage influences stoneflies

Researchers study insects at the KIT Light Source (IBPT), among other places, and refute common theses of evolutionary research.

.Helmholtz Association
Miriam Brosi Helmholtz Doctoral Prize Winner

Each year, the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize is awarded to six young scientists, one prize for each of the six Research Fields (RF) of the Helmholtz Association. They conducted top-level research to identify and explore the major challenges facing society, science and the economy. For RF Matter, IBPT member Dr. Miriam Brosi (photo on the right) won for her outstanding doctoral thesis "In-Depth Analysis of the Micro-Bunching Characteristics in Single and Multi-Bunch Operation at KARA".

HERCULES European School at the KIT Synchrotron, KARA, and FLUTE

Twenty students will participate virtually to the one week training course at KIT on March 15-19, 2021. The European XFEL and KIT will jointly host and train them in a large variety of scientific techniques and methods available at the KIT accelerators FLUTE and KARA as well as the free electron laser XFEL. The lecturers will make them feel being on each of the respective sites and intend to generate a truly hands-on atmosphere.