10 September 2020

 Cluster Day this year will be virtual, in collaboration with BCC Sponsor IoR – the Institute of Refrigeration will take place online on September 10th 2020 TOMORROW

Instead of the First Scottish Cryogenics Day, it will be the First Digital Cryogenics Day.  


At the time ICEC 28 was due to take place (we would have been in Hangzhou this week but for its two-year postponement) we are delighted to confirm this year’s British Cryogenic cluster gathering on the rescheduled date of Thursday September 10  -  ie next week !  Instead of our meeting as planned in the Higgs Building on Blackford Hill in Edinburgh, the site of the old Royal Observatory and home of STFC’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre, we have been rescued by the Institute of Refrigeration  [a long-time Sponsor of the BCC] who are kindly hosting this year’s cut-down Cluster Day on a virtual platform with speakers illustrating the brilliant work in the “Scottish Cryogenic Cluster” at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.  Quan Li will open the talks for Edinburgh, Min Zhang will speak about Cryogenic Power Applications from Strathclyde, and Professor Robert Hadfield will take care of Cryogenics in Quantum Applications [Glasgow being the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Imaging, and Quantum being a Big subject in the UK this week]. 

You can register now for this 10th Cryogenic Cluster Day, starting at 10.15 on Thurs Sep 10 at

It would be Pure Dead Brilliant as they say in Glasgow if you can join us and tune in !

The other event scheduled with the IoR on Energy  Storage for heating & cooling (originally on September 17) will now take place in March or April 2021.