19 Oct/20
14:00 - 16:30 (Europe/Zurich)

The CERN Next Ion Medical Machine Study: towards a new generation of accelerators for cancer therapy


500/1-001 at CERN

This Seminar will be webcast :

Places in the room will be very limited.


We will use zoom for taking questions after the seminar (NOT for broadcast!): 

password: NIMMS


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2019 saw the official launch of the NIMMS (Next Ion Medical Machine Study) project and its approval for funding from the CERN Medical Applications Budget. NIMMS outlines an umbrella R&D programme for CERN accelerator technologies linked to hadron therapy. Following input from world experts in the field, CERN’s efforts will concentrate on ion therapy facilities rather than those using protons. In line with CERN’s core competences and expertise, superconducting magnets, linacs and gantries were identified as key technologies for this development. NIMMS will provide a toolbox of know-how to be used and adapted by end-users to realise a new generation of more compact and cost-effective ion therapy facilities.

Starting from a review of the present status and perspectives of hadron therapy, the speaker will outline the main characteristics of a next-generation facility and introduce the proposal for a new European facility for cancer research and therapy with ion beams.

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