Parallel session A3

5th October 2022/ 14:00-16:30
Albéniz room
(floor -2)

Big Science organisations have a specific need for a range of diagnostics, detectors, and instruments for the scientific exploitation of the facility. The instruments are often designed by scientific and academic laboratories and universities, but the construction of these require the input from a multitude of specialized companies. The technical areas include optical components, imaging components, sensors, spectroscopic, microwave, electric & magnetic field diagnostics, particle detectors, opto-electronic detectors & components, and fast read-out electronics, etc.


  • SKAO – Luca Stringhetti,SKA Project Engineer. Leading the SKA Telescope Engineering Office.
    • General introduction of DIAGNOSTICS, DETECTORS, SENSORS, OPTICS AND INSTRUMENTS of all involved big science organisations.
    • SKA1 front end detectors and electronic: opportunities for construction
  • ESO – Samuel Lévêque, Head of Optical Engineering Department:
    • Diagnostics, Detectors, Sensors, Optics and Instruments at the European Southern Observatory
  • CERN – Ray Veness, Section Leader in the CERN Beam Instrumentation Group
    • Overview of Tenders in the area of Beam Diagnostics at CERN
  • F4E – Glenn Counsell, Diagnostics Programme Manager
    • Fusion plasma diagnostics for ITER
  • ESRF – Thierry Martin, Head of the Detector Unit
    • X-ray detectors - opportunities for industry at the ESRF
  • FAIR – David Urner, Head In-Kind and Procurement
    • Beam Diagnostics at FAIR
  • ESS – Richard Hall-Wilton, Head of Detector Group
    • Overview of Diagnostics and Detectors at the European Spallation Source
  • European XFEL – Jan Grüenert, Group Leader, X-Ray Photon Diagnostics
    • The photon system of the European XFEL - diagnostics and optics for an intense X-ray laser beam
  • ESA – Alessandro Donati, Artificial Intelligence and Operations Innovation Manager 
    • Artificial Intelligence in ESA - AI as enhancer, enabler, game changer



  •  Søren Bang Korsholm - ILO for F4E/ITER. Denmark

CERN detector (Photo: CERN)

Instruments and detectors construction require the input from a multitude of specialized companies.