On 3rd May, the HiLumi Welcome Days resumed with a first half-day event after more than two years of COVID-19 restrictions The event started with presentations by Oliver Bruning, HL-LHC Project Leader, and Héctor García Gavela, head of the Procurement, Baseline Documentation, QA & Risk Office.
The attendees then visited SMI2, an iconic facility at CERN where HL-LHC magnets are cryostated and later lowered into the tunnel, building 163, where superconducting cables are tested, and building 165, also known as the Cryolab. All participants and some WP Leaders gathered in R2 to close the event over a drink.
“The project is a joint effort of many, and it is good to see many newcomers again joining the project after the long COVID-19 intermission!” says Oliver. "It is fantastic to get back to these events in person again after two years ‘on-hold’, and it is a good signal that normality is being recovered. All participants were enthusiastic to be able to spend this time together, to meet people from other HL-LHC Work Packages and to see real HL-LHC hardware during the visits", says Héctor.
The next HiLumi Welcome Day is scheduled for 13 September 2022 (participation by invitation).
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By Irene Garcia Obrero, HL-LHC communications and outreach team