The European Course of Cryogenics 2023

The European Course of Cryogenics has been organized by TU-Dresden, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2008. The course is given over three consecutive weeks in Dresden, Wroclaw and Trondheim and offers lectures, tutorials and technical excursions concerning hydrogen, helium and LNG technologies. The course is dedicated to the students of technical universities, PhD students and young professionals.

During one week in Wroclaw, both fundamentals of Cryogenics and detailed knowledge of helium technology are presented and discussed. Besides the academic teachers of WUST, Philippe Lebrun from CERN/European Scientific Institute, Andrea Raccanelli from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Łukasz Tomków from ITER and Christoph Habberstroh from TU Dresden are lecturers providing the significant contribution. Technical excursion to the Polish Oil and Gas Company ORLEN – PGNiG Odolanów – the only European producer of liquid helium, has become a regular event of the course. During the company presentation, the details of the processes and technical aspects of LHe installation are explained and discussed by the engineers. The participants have an exceptional opportunity to take a part in lecture Bose-Einstein Condensate – from Superfluidity to Superconductivity by Wojciech Kempinski and Zbigniew Trybula from Institute of Molecular Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences. The lecture is focused on the superfluidity phenomenon and includes a demonstration of helium phase transition to the superfluid state.

The European Course of Cryogenics is a non-profit initiative. The main purpose of the course is to promote Cryogenics among technical students and to bring together students and professionals to stimulate the exchange of information and ideas in cryogenic engineering.

In 2023 the course can be held thanks to our strategic sponsor ORLEN – PGNiG Odolanów Branch and the financial support of our sponsors: Cryogenic Society of Europe, Creator Sp. z o.o., Demaco Holland B.V., INSS-Pol Sp. z o.o., INOX CVA, KrioSystem Sp. z o.o., Remontowa LNG Systems Sp. z o.o.

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