A symposium on "Nuclear Science and Society" is being
organized by the nuclear physics group of the University of Notre Dame.
This is the first of a series of Notre Dame-Europe Symposia to be held
annually in Europe (UK, Italy) or at the University of Notre Dame in
the USA with the aim to discuss the current trends in applied nuclear
science. We envision that each of these symposia will highlight selected
applications of nuclear science benefitting society in general. The
primary focus of this London symposium will be on medical physics and
energy applications. We aim to bring together practitioners of the techniques
of nuclear physics in medical physics and energy applications for discussions/cross
fertilization of ideas.
The University of Notre Dame has had a long history
of research in nuclear sciences-the first accelerator at Notre Dame
had become operational in 1937! The
Nuclear Science Laboratory currently houses two accelerators-an
FN Tandem Van de Graaff and a new high-current 5MV NEC accelerator.
In recent years, an active applied nuclear physics program has taken
root at the Nuclear Science Laboratory and it is expected to grow substantially
over the next few years, with the addition of new faculty lines and
two new accelerators devoted mainly to applied work. It is our hope
that these symposia will become instruments of cross-fertilization of
ideas and development of collaborative efforts in this important research
This symposium is sponsored by the
Notre Dame International.
Ani Aprahamian (Notre Dame)
Jonathan Billowes (Manchester)
Umesh Garg (Notre Dame)
Paddy Regan (Surrey)
Michael Wiescher (Notre Dame)
||Italian Embassy, Tokyo
Venue and Dates:
The Symposium will be held at the Notre
Dame London Center, located in the heart of the city of London
at 1-4 Suffolk Street (near the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square).
The Center, in addition to its proximity to St. James's Park, is close
to Waterloo Gardens, Embankment Gardens, and the River Thames. It is
near many of London's leading universities, including King's College
London, the London school of Economics, and University College London.
The area is also home to many libraries and bookstores.
The Symposium will begin on Monday morning, October 27, 2014, and will end at about noon on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Costs and Support:
There is no registration fee. Coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon
sessions will be provided, a well as lunches on Monday and Tuesday.
A reception will be held on Monday after the sessions.
We especially want to encourage students and young scientists to participate
in the proposed symposium and some financial support may be available
to make their participation possible.
Please register here before September 26, 2014.
The Notre Dame London Center recommends the following hotels in the neighborhood:
Cross Hotel, The Strand, London WC2N 5HX
(+44 (0) 845 305 8312)
Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ
(+44 (0) 871 376 9033)
Royal Trafalgar, Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H
(+44 (0) 871 376 9037)
Piccadilly, Coventry St, London W1D 6BZ
(+44 (0) 871 376 9031)