Space Spin-Ins from the Underground – CERN’s Aerospace Applications
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 10:50 – 11:10
Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research based in Geneva (CH), has a worldwide reputation in the field of High Energy Physics and it is mainly known for the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator and one of the biggest and most complex machines on Earth, built to probe the fundamental structure of the universe and study the basic constituents of matter.
However, the technologies and facilities developed in order to reach its core scientific objectives find short-term tangible applications in many other domains, from medicine to aerospace.
In line with IAC 2018 theme “involving everyone”, this presentation will show the impact that a non-space organization can have in the aerospace field through examples of past, present and future projects ranging from large scientific instruments devoted to the study of cosmic rays to CubeSat payloads for technology demonstration. Beyond purely technological aspects, successful translational projects are always the result of partnerships and multilateral cross-fertilizing exchanges, fostered by CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Group through an original open innovation approach.”
When it comes to developing solutions for expanding the limits of human knowledge, the efforts dedicated to explore the largest and the smallest structures of the Universe can ultimately converge.