Magnetic Materials and Applications 2024 @ CERN



Oct 22nd 2024 - Oct 24th 2024

Geneva, Switzerland

Updated 8.7.24

Early Registration Discount available until 19 July 2024

Our exhibition is now full!



This event will cover a wide range of magnetic materials research and applications:

The event is under development at the moment; it will include at least one day at the CERN Science Gateway along with two other days of networking and tours. The delegate fee includes entry to the seminar at the CERN Science Gateway, reception, informal dinner, exhibition of suppliers, and tours of both CERN and the Magnetics Labs at CERN.


The seminar programme will include talks over:

  • Soft Magnetic Materials
  • Permanent Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Research
  • E-Machines
  • Modelling
  • Fundamental Magnetics Research
  • High Frequency
  • Measurement and Sensors
  • and more


The seminar will be held in the CERN Science Gateway, near the ATLAS experiment.

1, Esplanade des Particules
1217 Meyrin


“CERN is the European laboratory for particle physics and one of the world’s leading scientific research laboratories. CERN’s business is pure research – physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study Nature’s tiniest building blocks, the fundamental particles, to find out how our world and the Universe work.” – CERN website

CERN is a collection of laboratories utilising the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), other synchrotrons, and detectors.

“The LHC is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. The accelerator sits in a tunnel 100 metres underground at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on the France – Switzerland border near Geneva, Switzerland.

“The LHC is a particle accelerator that pushes protons or ions to near the speed of light. It consists of a 27 km ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures that boost the energy of the particles.” – CERN FAQ




Dipole operating temperature

Number of magnets *

Number of main dipoles

Number of main quadrupoles

Number of RF cavities

Nominal energy, protons

Nominal energy, ions

Nominal energy, protons collisions

No. of bunches per proton beam

No. of protons per bunch (at start)

Number of turns per second

Number of collisions per second

26 659 m

1.9 K (-271.3°C)




8 per beam

6.5 TeV

2.56 TeV/u (energy per nucleon)

13 TeV


1.2 x 1011


1 billion

* That’s a lot of magnets – which is why we’re going :0)


Getting to Geneva

By air the closest airport is Geneva

By train the closest station is Geneva Cornavin

Getting to CERN

Directions to CERN Science Gateway can be found on their website.

A google map can be found here.

CERN gateway map

Public transport

  • Bus from France : take bus 68 or bus 67 (direction: Blandonnet). There is a bus stop at the entrance to CERN.
  • Tram from Geneva : take tram 18 and get off at the last stop (”CERN”). If you are staying at a hotel in Geneva, it may offer free public transport cards.


  • A paid car park is located behind the Globe of Science and Innovation. Please note that parking is allowed only for the duration of your visit. Parking outside the car park is forbidden and vehicles parked illegally may be fined by local authorities.
  • Click here for more information on parking rates and rules.
  • If this car park is full, an alternative paid car park is available by the French customs at the Centre sportif de Maisonnex.

Getting to dinner on 22 Oct

A bus will be organised for travel between CERN and the Chateau for dinner on the 22 Oct 24.


Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any dietary requirements we need to be aware of.


The dress code for the event is business attire / smart casual.


Please note, by providing contact details during registration, you authorise us to

  • use these contact details to let you know details of this event, and
  • add your contact details to our contact database to let you know about future events that may be of interest.

Please let us know at enquiries@ukmagsoc.org at any time if you do not wish to be contacted in this way. Also, we can remove you from our contact schedule at any point in the future.

We will also be taking photos at the event. If you do not wish to have your photo taken during the event, please contact events@ukmagsoc.org


As of 24 June 2024 our exhibiting space is full.

Sponsor packages are still available at a reduced rate, but without exhibiting space. They are still an excellent way to promote your organisation!

Note sponsorship does not guarantee a speaking slot.

  • Ferrite Sponsor: 2 attendees, Logo and link on our marketing material, Listed on our presentations
  • Samarium Sponsor: as Ferrite + 3 attendees in total, 1 item of promotional material or USB or advert included in delegate pack and available at Registration, Thanked during session introduction and closing comments, Pop-up banner displayed at Registration – Only 3 available
  • Neodymium Sponsor: as Samarium + 4 attendees in total, Advert shown during breaks, Logo on delegate badges, Sponsorship of MMA24 Dinner, MMA24 title sponsorship – Only 1 available


We thank our Sponsors

Lab Tour Sponsors


Event Sponsors



Hovering Steel Over a Permanent Magnet: A Design and Optimization Case Study
by Doug Craigen of Integrated Engineering Software

Recent benchmarking of simulated magnetic force distributions led to the observation of configurations where there was static repulsion between steel and a permanent magnet. The presentation will demonstrate how this idea was explored with simulation to learn more about how works, which then guided further simulation, which enabled much stronger repulsion devices than initially predicted. This is a case study in ways that simulation enhances design besides simply replacing physical prototyping. Some fun desktop toys that resulted from the study will be demonstrated.

Simulation of magnetic position sensor systems and the magnetization process.
by Michael Ortner of Silicon Austria Labs

Magnetic position sensor systems infer the relative position and orientation between a magnet and a magnetic field sensor from the sensor output. Currently, over 50% of global sensor production is dedicated to these applications. In my presentation, I will discuss the modeling of such sensor systems, with an emphasis on the permanent magnets and the challenges arising from inhomogeneous magnetizations due to the magnetization process.

Exploring Market Opportunities in Magnetic Materials for Safety: From Non-Destructive Testing of Critical Assets to Electromagnetic Shielding
by André Pereira of Faculty of Sciences of Porto University – IFIMUP

The demand for enhanced safety measures in various industries has propelled the market for magnetic materials into a period of unprecedented growth. This presentation, titled delves into the lucrative prospects within this dynamic sector. We will explore how magnetic materials are revolutionizing safety protocols through advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques, ensuring the integrity and longevity of critical infrastructure. As electromagnetic interference (EMI) from electronic devices continues to proliferate, the need for effective shielding solutions becomes critical, particularly in protecting human health. Textiles with embedded magnetic materials offer a versatile and practical approach to EMI shielding, providing both protection and comfort. This discussion will highlight the growing market potential for these advanced textiles in personal health protection, workplace safety, and everyday consumer products. By examining current market trends, technological advancements, and investment opportunities, we aim to provide industry stakeholders with insights into leveraging these innovations to enhance health protection, drive market growth, and achieve competitive advantage. Join us to discover how magnetic materials in textiles are set to revolutionize safety and health protection.

Dragana Popovic of Senis

Chris Riley of Bunting Magnetics Europe

Antoine Daridon of Metrolab

Philippe Scheuber of Bomatec

Arnaud Pelletier of CMPHY

Mitrofan Curtis of TU/e



Luc Van Bockstal of Metis

Ester Palmero of IMDEA

Broadband losses and uncertainties
by Massimo Pasquale of INRIM

Welcome and the ambition for CERN and the magnets
by Mike Lamont of CERN


Type Standard Fee Group Discount
(3+ delegates)
Early Registration Discount, Member (UKMS, IOP, EMA) £595.00 10%
Member (UKMS, IOP, EMA) £695.00 10%
Early Registration Discount, Non-Member £695.00 10%
Non-Member £795.00 10%
Early Registration Discount, Student £495.00 10%
Student £595.00 10%
Speaker £495.00 10%
Ferrite Sponsor - no exhibiting space £995.00 10%
Samarium Sponsor - no exhibiting space £2,995.00 10%
Neodymium Sponsor - no exhibiting space £4,995.00 10%
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