Frascati, March 27 – 31 , 2023
From Quarks to Black Holes: let’s get INSPYRED!
Accelerating the future – M. Ferrario (INFN-LNF)
High energy particle beams with extreme luminosities and ultra-bright beams for energetic radiation sources are ubiquitous tools for studying the structure of matter in a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Last century saw huge progress in the development of very efficient radio-frequency based accelerators. However, these require large scale research infrastructures in order to reach highest beam energies, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In order to reduce the size, costs and complexity of these facilities, particle and laser driven plasma wakefield acceleration, as well as recent advances in dielectric laser acceleration are very promising alternatives. Intense R&D is still required so that the output beam quality can match the performance of cutting edge RF accelerators. In this talk we will introduce the new acceleration techniques mechanisms and we will discuss the most interesting results and applications obtained so far, including a description of the new accelerator facility EuPRAXIA based on plasma modules to be built in Frascati in the next decade.
Senior researcher of INFN’s Frascati National Laboratory and Project Leader of the EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB research facility, Italian branch of the EuPRAXIA European project. He has worked in the field of linear particle accelerators, free electrons lasers and new acceleration techniques. He is also teaching Accelerator Physics (Physics of High Brightness Beams) at the University of Roma “La Sapienza” for the PhD program on Accelerator. He is a member of the CERN Accelerator School (CAS).