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Join the audience for CERN Courier’s live webinar at 3 p.m. CET on 25 February, hosted by CERN physicist Manuela Cirilli

Treatment room of the CNAO hadron therapy centre
Treatment room of the CNAO hadron therapy centre (Image: CERN)

Besides the intrinsic worth of the knowledge that it generates, particle physics often acts as a trailblazer in developing cutting-edge technologies in the fields of accelerators, detectors and computing. These technologies, and the human expertise associated with them, find applications in a variety of areas, including the biomedical field, and can have a societal impact going way beyond their initial scope and expectations.

This webinar, held in partnership with Institute of Physics Publishing, will introduce the knowledge-transfer mission of CERN, provide an overview of the Laboratory’s medical-applications-related activities and give examples of the impact of CERN technologies on med-tech: from hadron therapy to medical imaging, FLASH radiotherapy, computing and simulation tools. The webinar will also touch upon the challenges of transferring the technologies and know-how from CERN to the med-tech industry and medical research.

Register through the CERN Courier website.

Dr Manuela Cirilli is the deputy leader of CERN’s Knowledge Transfer (KT) group, whose mission is to maximise the impact of CERN on society by creating opportunities for the transfer of the Laboratory’s technologies and know-how to fields outside particle physics.