Aula Bruno Touschek
INFN – Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
Auditorium Scuderie Aldobrandini
Comune di Frascati
Fifty years ago, the first electron-positron storage ring in the world, the Anello di Accumulazione (AdA), started operating in Frascati at INFN National Laboratories. AdA had been conceived by the Austrian born theorist Bruno Touschek, who, in February-March 1960, put forward a project, which had been rapidly approved. Built in less than one year by a team of engineers, technicians and physicists, some of whom had just completed the construction of a powerful electron synchrotron of 1100 MeV, AdA was brought to operation in February 1961.
To celebrate this historic milestone, the INFN Frascati Laboratories and the French IN2P3/CNRS Laboratoire de l’Accélérateur Linéaire d’Orsay, LAL, where AdA was successfully operated as a collider for the first time, are jointly organizing a workshop entitled “From AdA to SuperB” as a special event in the series “Bruno Touschek Memorial Lectures”.
The workshop will be held in Frascati on December 1st and will consist in a morning session dedicated to the history of electron-positron collisions, to be followed by two seminars targeted to the scientific community. The celebrations will be completed in the afternoon by a series of seminars for the general public, to be held in the beautiful setting of the Scuderie of Villa Aldobrandini in the town of Frascati. The participation of the Mayors of Frascati and Orsay is also foreseen with the possibility of a scientific twinning between the two cities. Please mark this event on your agenda and stay tuned in for further news that will be made public in September and that you will also find on the Web pages of the two labs.
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