Hadron accelerators serve as vital tools in many areas of basic science, including nuclear physics, particle physics and materials science. Technology developed for the acceleration of hadron beams finds use today in industry and medicine. The development of hadron beam technology and the demand for beams of ever-increasing intensity and power is driven not only by the needs of basic science, but increasingly also by the application of hadron beams in areas beyond basic science. Tomorrow's high power hadron accelerators will not only drive advances in fundamental science, but will be applied for the development of new materials for fission and fusion reactors, for exploring and perhaps generating electrical power from fusion energy, and for helping to solve problems in the nuclear fuel cycle. Achieving the extremely demanding beam intensities and beam powers of tomorrow's accelerators requires extending the state-of-the-art in accelerator technology and in our understanding of the fundamental physics of beams. The landscape of high intensity hadron accelerators in the past, present and future will be described, and the technological and accelerator physics challenges that must be met will be summarized.
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