About HFM

The recent update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics (CERN/3493/C/Rev) has identified a clear and immediate need for a reinforced R&D on advanced accelerator technologies, and in particular high-field superconducting magnets, including high-temperature superconductors.

The High Field Magnets R&D (HFM) Programme is the response that CERN has initiated, in strong partnership with industry, laboratories and universities worldwide.

The ambitious goals of the HFM Programme are to demonstrate:

•Nb3Sn technology for large-scale accelerator deployment, as well as
•HTS suitability for accelerator magnet applications.

Results are needed by the next update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, expected to take place in the period 2025 to 2027.