Reminder: CSE New Corporate Member Showcase - Today! 7 December
Announcements | December 7th, 2023
Be sure to mark your calendars for CSE's New Corporate Member Showcase next week! Our online workshop will introduce you to some of our newest corporate members: AMPO, PBS and Scientific Instruments.
Date: December 7
Time: 16:30-18:00 CEST
Venue: Zoom (Virtual Event)
(In case the link doesn't work, copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88496922575?pwd=goEYWDx7INulXa6bZxMdaH53CJYa3Y.1)
ASC 2024 Call for Abstracts
Announcements | December 6th, 2023
The call for abstracts for the ASC 2024 is now open until January 17, 2024.
The Applied Superconductivity Conference, home for the Applied Superconductivity Community to report and discuss important and timely technical advances in Electronics, Large Scale, and Materials will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA on September 1 – 6, 2024.
Submission and conference details are on the ASC 2024 website.
Nicholas Kurti Science Prize Nominations are Open
Announcements | November 16th, 2023
The objective of this Science Prize is to promote and recognise the novel work of young scientists working in the fields of low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields in Europe. Oxford Instruments is aware that there is a critical and often difficult stage for many between completing their PhD and gaining a permanent research position. The company therefore would like to help individuals who are producing innovative work by offering assistance both financially and through promotion of their research work.
All candidates should be nominated by a senior member of their department or Institute. The prize is awarded by a committee of senior academics based throughout Europe. You can find more information about this prize and past winners here: https://nanoscience.oxinst.com/about-us/science-prizes/nicholas-kurti
The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize consists of:
- 8,000€ cash prize
- a certificate and trophy
- support to attend a conference in Europe
Nominations are now open and close on 5th January, 2024. Please submit your nominations to: email@example.com.
CSE New Corporate Member Showcase
Announcements | November 7th, 2023
The CSE is excited to introduce a new event - a New Corporate Member Showcase on December 7th, 2023.
Do you want to learn more about the companies behind the CSE? Join us for an online workshop to learn more about some of our new corporate members. Event connection details to follow.
Criotec Impianti SpA Press Release
Announcements | October 10th, 2023
Criotec Impianti SpA was recently awarded the contract with CERN for the design, manufacturing, and installation of the cryogenic system for the Neutrino Platform Dark Side 20k proximity cryogenics.
The DarkSide-20k experiment consists of an inner detector housed within a sealed stainless steel vessel and an outer muon veto all deployed within a ProtoDUNE-style membrane cryostat. It is currently under construction in the Hall-C of Gran Sasso National Laboratory, the largest underground laboratory in the world devoted to neutrino and astroparticle physics sited in Italy, and is foreseen to begin operations in 2026 and will either detect Weak Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter or exclude a large fraction of favored WIMP parameter space.
The scope of the contract include the design, manufacturing and installation of eight cryogenic valve boxes and one warm valve box, each equipped for a specific function (argon purification, argon condensing, argon phase separation, radon trap and argon/nitrogen distribution), and sixteen cryogenic vacuum super- insulated transfer lines distributing liquid and gas argon and liquid and gas nitrogen between cryogenic storage vessels, the valve boxes, and the liquid argon cryostat for a total length of more than 200 m.
This contract has a duration of 12 months and joins other projects awarded by Criotec Impianti SpA for the supply of cryogenic equipment for CERN and LNGS experiments.
Announcements | September 13th, 2023
The 28th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2024 will be organized from July 22-26, 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will find place at the city of Geneva in the International Conference Center, while the welcome reception will be hosted in the brand new CERN Science Gateway. Time has been foreseen for half a day of visits to different CERN cryogenic installations.
Come and join the year's largest cryogenic gathering, talk with colleagues, discuss with the world-wide suppliers, visit CERN’s new flagship for science education and outreach and enjoy Geneva’s lake and fountain.
Job Opening at the University of Cambridge, Department of Physics
Announcements | August 16th, 2023
Job title: Ultra-Low Temperature High Magnetic Field Instrument Scientist (AMCS - VERSMAG Instrument Scientist)
Department/Location: Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
The Department of Physics, University of Cambridge is seeking an ultra-low temperature high magnetic field (VERSMAG) Instrument Scientist to lead activity in the Advanced Materials Characterisation Suite (AMCS) in the Maxwell Centre. The AMCS offers a range of custom measurements in state-of-the-art research facilities to a broad user community, with the support of a team of instrument scientists and research laboratory technicians. At the apex of the AMCS facility is the new bespoke VERSMAG measurement system reaching 10 mK and 22 T using the Oxford Instruments KelvinoxTLM design,and offering users a range of advanced experimental capabilities unavailable anywhere else in the world.
We are seeking a passionate and highly experienced professional in high magnetic field and cryogenic measurements to be responsible for the installation, operation and development of the VERSMAG measurement system. The successful candidate will design, operate and constantly improve technologically advanced instrumentation, cryogenics, electronics, and user-interface software for users to perform one-of-a-kind measurements under ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field conditions in the bespoke VERSMAG system. Customised measurement techniques to be developed by the successful candidate for user experiments in the VERSMAG will include electrical, thermal, magnetic, structural properties measurements at extraordinarily high levels of experimental sensitivity.
Together with the many other advanced shared research facilities in the Maxwell Centre, the Cavendish National Facility, the Royce@Cambridge, and the wider West Cambridge Campus, the AMCS with its flagship VERSMAG measurement system, forms part of a comprehensive platform for interdisciplinary research partnerships between various departments in the Schools of Physical Sciences and Technology in offering internationally leading measurement facilities to a broad user base. The VERSMAG Instrument Scientist will be at the forefront of this expansive collaboration. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and scientific support in the use of the VERSMAG measurement system to a broad base of AMCS users, and will lead the continued technical and strategic development of the VERSMAG measurement system.
Candidate qualifications include a first degree / Masters / level 7 vocational qualification in a scientific or engineering discipline, with post-graduate or equivalent experience in conducting measurements at milliKelvin temperatures using dilution refrigerators and cryomagnets. Candidates must have experience and specialist knowledge in operating and troubleshooting dilution refrigerators especially in high magnetic field environments, involving the use of vacuum technology, bespoke electronics and customised data acquisition. Candidates must have experience with computer aided design (CAD) and building custom measurement techniques and probes, electronic circuit-design and analysis to develop bespoke electronics, and preparing delicate wiring and connections on experimental probes ¿ essential skills required in order to reach the highest levels of sensitivity and lowest noise levels in challenging cryogenic and high magnetic field environments. Excellent communication and organisational skills are desirable for working with a broad user base.
Closing date: 31 August 2023
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Adam Brown, Head of Scientific Laboratory Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please quote reference KA37225 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Gérard Claudet (1939-2023)
Announcements | June 15th, 2023
The Cryogenics Society of Europe pays tribute to Gérard Claudet who died on 10 June 2023.
Gérard Claudet will remain a pioneer in the cryogenics field for his use of pressurized superfluid helium with the famous “Claudet bath.” Patented in 1974, and thanks to his relentless commitment to this technique, the Claudet bath was used under his supervision to cool several superconducting magnets such as: the first high-field "hybrid" magnet of the LNCMI in Grenoble, those of the Tore Supra tokamak in Cadarache, and on a larger scale those of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Gérard Claudet became the head of the low temperature laboratory (SBT) of CEA Grenoble in 1989 and under his strong and effective leadership, SBT positioned itself as a reference in the cryogenics community. A talented engineer, he explored and opened new fields such as: the cryogenic ice pellets injectors for the Tokamaks, the cryogenic targets for the Laser Mega Joule project (LMJ), the cryogenic architecture of the ITER project and he also initiated the work on small cryocoolers in particular for space applications.
Author of numerous scientific articles, Gérard received the CEA Scientific Prize in 1997 for his innovative work on superfluid helium and the ICEC Mendelssohn International Prize in 2002 for his lifetime contributions to cryogenics.
Intelliconnect Press Release
Announcements | May 15th, 2023
Intelliconnect reaches 20-year milestone. Read the Press Release.
European Cryogenics Days 2022/2023 in Darmstadt, Germany.
Announcements | April 10th, 2023
A successful ECD2022/23 was held in Darmstadt, Germany on March 28-29th. It was a much welcomed return to an in-person conference!
Read a full report of the meeting here
Cryocourse 2023 Registration is open until April 15th
Announcements | April 4th, 2023
Cryocourse 2023 is an international school on cryogenics, microwave measurements, and low-temperature engineering for quantum technology. The event is aimed at young researchers at the graduate and postdoctoral level, offering training by the most knowledgeable and distinguished scientists in the field.
Cryocourse 2023 will take place on May 18-26, in Nuuksio, Espoo with hands-on exercises at Aalto campus.
The event is aimed at young researchers at the graduate and postdoctoral level. Participating in Cryocourse 2023 is free of charge. Accommodation, a daily meals, coffee between sessions, as well as social program indicated in the program will be provided to the participants. Local transportation is provided by the organisers, while international travel must be arranged by the participants themselves.
Registration is open until April 15, 2023.
Read more about the Cryocourse 2023.
European Course of Cryogenics 2023
Announcements | March 31st, 2023
Applications for the European Course of Cryogenics (ECC) 2023 is now open.
The ECC is organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Dresden (TUD) / Germany, the Wrocław University of Science and Technology / Poland and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) of Trondheim / Norway.
The ECC will take place over 3 weeks during Summer 2023. Location and dates are:
Aug. 21st - 25th, TU Dresden - Basics, liquid hydrogen technology
Aug. 28th - Sept. 1st, WUST Wroclaw in Poland - Helium technology, cryocoolers and instrumentation
Sept. 4th - 8th, NTNU of Trondheim, Norway - Liquified natural gas
The course is open to master and PhD students from the organizing universities, as well as potentially from other universities and institutions, who are interested in cryogenic technology. Applications should apply with a CV, including a photo, and a letter of motivation. Due to the limited capacity, interested students should submit applications before the end of April 2023.
Read more about the ECC.
ECD 2023 - Registration open until March 22nd
Announcements | March 6th, 2023
Jointly hosted by the Cryogenics Society of Europe (CSE) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI), the European Cryogenic Days are scheduled for March 28th-29th, 2023 in Darmstadt, Germany.
The program and schedule of the ECD 2022/2023 are detailed on the event website.
Registration is open until Wednesday, March 22nd.
We hope to see lots of members there!
Dr. Ziad Melhem appointed as Chair of the British Cryogenic Council
Announcements | February 15th, 2023
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF, Microwave, Waterproof and Cryogenic connectors and cable harnesses, is very proud to announce that Dr Ziad Melhem, Non-Executive Director of its CryoCoax division, has been appointed as Chair of the British Cryogenic Council.
Read the press release.
Two job openings at Callisto
Careers | February 13th, 2023
Callisto, located in Toulouse, France, has two career opportunities:
European Cryogenic Days 2023
Announcements | February 2nd, 2023
The rescheduled European Cryogenics Days 2022/2023 will take place on March 28th and 29th, 2023 as an in-person event. The program is yet to be finalized but the event will open the with the General Meeting of the CSE, followed by plenary talks from invited speakers, posters and exhibitions. On the 29th, the event will end with a site visit of FAIR and a farewell coffee break.
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
- J. Weisend/ P. Arnold (ESS): Progress for the cryogenic system at ESS
- S. Schlachter (KIT): Cryogenics in Superconductor Applications in Space
- G. Santos Tomás (University of Twente): Cryogenics in Superconductor Applications in Waste Processing
- L. Delprat (CERN): Update of the FCC cryogenics
- S. Mattei EMBL: Cryo-electron microscopy in structural biology research
- H. Kollmus (GSI): Cryogenics for FAIR
For more information on the event, check the ECD 2023 Announcement. Register for the ECD 2023 on the event website.
European Cryogenic Days 2023
Announcements | January 10th, 2023
Registration for the ECD 2023 is now open!
The European Cryogenics Days 2023 will be held in-person on March 28-29, 2023 at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany. The event will open with the annual General Meeting of the Cryogenics Society followed by invited plenary talks.
Go directly to the ECD 2023 website for registration and more information.
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