Nuclear physics in stellar explosions Workshop '18

ATOMKI.jpgWe are invited to present the SENSE project at the Nuclear physics in stellar explosions Workshop '18 which is a continuation of the effort of the ATOMKI astrophysics group to bring together the experts from different fields with relevance to nuclear astrophysics.

About 50% of the chemical elements heavier than iron are synthesized in stellar explosions (in the r-process, rp-process and γ-process). The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in the field of explosive nucleosynthesis.

The workshop covers a wide range of topics: Evidences of explosive nucleosynthesis,Nuclear Theory in Astrophysics, Modeling of the nucleosynthesis processes,Recent r-, rp-, and γ-process related experiments,New facilities, detectors and experimental approaches.

The meeting will be a three-day event from 12th-14th September at Institute for Nuclear Research (MTA Atomki) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The deadline of the registration and abstract submission is 30th July 2018. The program will be finalized by 15th August, 2018.

SENSE TechForum

Poster TechForum smallOur SENSE TechForum on photosensing and associated electronics took place in Geneva at the Ècole de Physique on June 21-22, 2018. Around 90 people found their way to sunny Geneva and took the opportunity to discuss about photosensor developments. Researchers and representatives of companies active in photosensing and associated electronics took part to exchange recent developments on SiPMs, photomultipliers and other photon-sensing devices and their associated electronics.

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ICASiPM workshop

ICASiPMThe International Conference on the Advancement of Silicon Photomultipliers (ICASiPM) was held in Schwetzingen from 11th to 16th of June. A major goal of the meeting was to bring together scientists from around the world, who are experts in silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) and discuss how to standardize the characterization of SiPMs. SiPM characterization has emerged as an important topic over the past few years and it is generally perceived as a necessity in the community to unify the definition of SiPM parameters and streamline the measurement procedures. Standardized procedures and definition will streamline of information on data sheets, simplify the simulation of SiPMs in applications and ultimately accelerate application and SiPM developments.

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MAGIC hardware school

MAGICLaPalmaLogoGRO 7198Around 20 students from the MAGIC Collaboration participated in the MAGIC Hardware School on the island of La Palma this July. The aim was to provide Ph.D. students and Postdocs first-hand experience working with the MAGIC experiment, a system of two Imaging Atmospheric Cherekov Telescopes situated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level.

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The 2018 Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, in Sydney, Australia, from the 10th to 17th of November.

This conference is the premier gathering of experts in radiation detection instrumentation with its applications in nuclear science, medical imaging, and space. The synergy created by the joining of the NSS and MIC is significant as it is an ideal atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge, generation of new ideas, and application of radiation detectors among academics, engineers, medical physicists, and physicians. The 2018 international conference event marks the 65th meeting aimed at bringing additional research flavours by encouraging participation of new groups of people to create ideas leading to innovation in radiation detectors, signal processing, and imaging.