Japanese – Swiss BRIDGE Workshop at PSI
BRIDGE stands for Bridging Research Innovations in Diverse muon and neutron science by GEneral collaboration between Japan and Switzerland. After a first remote edition of this new workshop series in 2022, an in-person BRIDGE workshop took place at PSI, October 18-20, 2023.
Scientists and engineers from KEK, J-PARC and some affiliated Japanese universities, and from PSI and ETH Zurich discussed common technological challenges and developments at their respective muon and fundamental neutron science facilities. Topics covered a broad range from proton beam targets and muon beamlines to 3D printed components for beam windows and neutron optics. More than 70 participants enjoyed a very open and lively exchange, triggering numerous follow-up questions for further (common) studies.
A next edition is expected to be organized in Japan in 1-2 years.