The first meeting of the EuPRAXIA Steering Committee (SC) took place on February 19th, 2016 at Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, to discuss objectives, parameters and future events of the design study. Video conferencing had been provided for those SC members who couldn't attend in person.Ralph Assmann introduced news and updates from the EuPRAXIA implementation and representatives from all 14 work packages (WP) gave a short update about the WP objectives, deliverables and manpower. A highly motivated brainstorming session on zero order parameter table took place, as well as a debate about the various EuPRAXIA committees.
The ‘Design and Science Event’, which will take place 29.06.- 01.07.2016 in Pisa, Italy was also discussed in detail. This workshop will cover the design and possible science cases for a European plasma accelerator. The event will be sponsored by the European Network for Novel Accelerators (FP7/EuroNNAc2), the European Coordination of Accelerator R&D project (FP7/EuCARD2) and the Horizon2020 EU Design Study EuPRAXIA. The workshop will be open to all interested scientists from the accelerator, laser and applications/user fields. More information and how to register will soon be published on the EuPRAXIA webpage.
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