Seminar: The Societal Impact of CERN Accelerator Technologies: From Cancer Therapy to Artwork Analysis
The next seminar in the joint UK seminar series will be given by Dr. Maurizio Vretenar (CERN) on The Societal Impact of CERN Accelerator Technologies: From Cancer Therapy to Artwork Analysis. The seminar will take place at 15.45 UK time on Thursday 27 October in the Fisher Room, Denys Wilkinson Building, University of Oxford and will also be available via Zoom on the seminar series Indico page.
After introducing the different CERN programmes aiming at maximising the impact of CERN technologies on society, the seminar will present some recent examples of applications of CERN accelerator technologies, mainly related to the medical field, but extending towards environmental issues and the analysis of artworks. In the field of medicine, some new collaborative initiatives for cancer therapy with particle beams will be described, giving, in particular, an overview of two new proposed facilities making use of CERN technologies, the South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies and the Baltic Advanced Particle Therapy Centre.