Imperial College London

Imperial hosts JAIFest 2016


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JAIfest, the John Adams Institute annual event on recent activities in the JAI, will be held at Imperial this year.

JAIfest 2016 will be held on Friday 2nd December at:

Imperial College London, Department of Physics, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB 

Dedicated to the memory of Ted Wilson 


8:30 – 9:00 Tea and coffee on arrival

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome: Zulfikar Najmudin (JAI, IC)

9:05-9:40 Emmanuel Tsesmelis (CERN and JAI, Oxford): “To the memory of Ted Wilson”


Session 1 (Chair: Stuart Mangles) 

9:40-10:00 Andrei Seryi (JAI, Oxford) “JAI updates” 

10:00-10:20 Jonathan Wood (JAI, IC) “High-flux betatron radiation from a LWFA driven by enhanced laser guiding” 

10:20-10:40 Jason Cole (JAI, IC) “Inverse Compton scattering of an intense laser pulse from a LWFA electron beam” 

10:40-11:00 Doug Clunie (TMD Technologies Ltd) “High Power RF Forum” 

11:00-11:20 A.W.Cross (SUPA, University of Strathclyde) “Free Electron Device based on a Periodic Surface Lattice” 

11:20 – 11:40 Break

Session 2 (Chair: Stewart Boogert) 

11:40-12:00 Tom Vaughan (JAI, RHUL) “An update on the work on metamaterials and their applications to particle accelerators” 

12:00-12:20 Philip Burrows (JAI, Oxford) “Updates on linear colliders” 

12:20-12:40 Barbara Camanzi (STFC) “Accelerators and detectors: from particle physics to medicine” 

12:40-13:00 Roland Smith (IC) “The Chimera mid-IR laser system” 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:40 Laboratory tour

Session 3 (Chair: Suzanne Sheehy) 

14:40-15:00 Davide Gamba (CERN) “Online optimisation of the CLIC Drive Beam bunch train recombination at CTF3” 

15:00-15:20 Jack Roberts (JAI, Oxford and CERN) “Development of a beam-based phase feedforward demonstration at CTF3” 

15:20-15:40 Hannah Harrison (JAI, Oxford) “Updates on the development of single short, femtosecond bunch profile monitor” 

15:40-16:00 Catia Costa and Janella de Jesus (Surrey Ion Beam Centre, University of Surrey and NPL) “Fighting Crime with Ion Beams” 

Break 16:00 – 16:20 

Session 4 (Chair: Glenn Christian) 

16:20-16:40 Nelson Lopes (JAI, IC) “Imaging with laser-wakefield betatron x-rays” 

16:40-17:00 Hector Garcia Morales (JAI, RHUL) “HL-LHC project update” 

17:00-17:20 Leon van Riesen-Haupt (JAI, Oxford) "Exploring the Triplet Parameter Space to Optimise the FCC Final Focus" 

17:20-17:40 Jose Abelleira-Fernandez (JAI, Oxford) “Radiation Issues in the FCC Final Focus quadrupoles” 

17:40-18:00 Thapakron Pulampong (Diamond, JAI) “Diamond II design status” 

Reception in Union Bar 18:00 – 21:00 


Please note parking is extremely limited around Imperial College, however the venue is within a short walking distance of South Kensington station (Piccadilly, Circle and District lines) or High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines). Beit Quadrangle is located between the Imperial College Physics Department (Blackett Laboratory) and the Royal Albert Hall.


George Hicks

George Hicks
Department of Physics

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