Notre Dame-Europe Symposium
on Nuclear Science and Society

Notre Dame London Center
London, United Kingdom

October 27-29, 2014

First Circular

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 endeavor.

This symposium is sponsored by the Notre Dame International.

Organizing Committee:

Ani Aprahamian (Notre Dame)

Jonathan Billowes (Manchester)

Umesh Garg (Notre Dame)

Paddy Regan (Surrey)

Michael Wiescher (Notre Dame)

Confirmed Speakers:

Alejandro Algora, Valencia
Giuseppe Battisoni, Milano
Wolfgang Bauer, MSU
Andrew Boston, Liverpool
Angela Bracco, Milano
David Bradley, Surrey
Maxime Brodeur, Notre Dame
Marie Claire Cantone, Milano
Giuseppe Cirrone, Catania
Philippe Collon, Notre Dame
Manoel Couder, Notre Dame
David Cullen, Manchester
Cesar Domingo, Valencia
Luis Fraile, Madrid
Martin Freer, Birmingham
David Ireland, Glasgow
David Jenkins, York
Steven Judge, NPL
Karen Kirkby, Surrey
Annika Lohstroh, Surrey
Alberto Mengoni, Italian Embassy, Tokyo
Paul Nolan, Liverpool
David Parker, Birmingham
Paddy Regan, Surrey
Marco Ripani, Genova
Monika Stachura, CERN
Thierry Stora, CERN
Livius Trache, Bucharest

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:

Charing Cross Hotel, The Strand, London WC2N 5HX
(+44 (0) 845 305 8312)

The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ
(+44 (0) 871 376 9033)

The Royal Trafalgar, Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG
(+44 (0) 871 376 9037)

Thistle Piccadilly, Coventry St, London W1D 6BZ
(+44 (0) 871 376 9031)

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The Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics
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Updated: September 14, 2014