In this category we announce meetings, conferences, or any other event, partly with SENSE participation, that are interesting for the photosensor community.

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Single Photon Detection Workshop at ALBA

Satellite Workshop to the Expert Group meeting of the SENSE initiative

Detectors capable of detecting a single photon are an enabling technology for many scientific and engineering disciplines. By increasing detection efficiency, time resolution, energy resolution and spatial resolution, new instrumentation can be developed or existing systems improved providing unprecedented sensitivity ultimately allowing to address problems on the forefront of science and technology.

The final meeting of the SENSE initiative, will take place at the Spanish Synchrotron light source Alba in Barcelona on July 9th. Using this opportunity, Alba would like to organize a satellite workshop on July 10th allowing a broader Spanish and Catalan community to interact with the members of the SENSE Expert group. Goal of this meeting is to connect developers and technology providers of the region with the Expert group members. The meeting will cover a wide spectral range (from IR to gamma-rays) and is focused on the following sensor and detection technologies:

  • Vacuum detectors like photo multiplier tubes (PMT) and multichannel plate detectors (MCP)
  • Silicon- photomultipliers (SiPM)
  • Other low-level light sensors like
    • Superconducting transition edge sensors (TES)
    • Neganov-Luke light devices
    • Organic sensors
    • Abalone concepts

In addition, all necessary auxiliary technology, like Application Specific Integrated Circuitry (ASIC) development, acquisition electronic development, and data management will be included in the discussion.

The meeting will provide an overview of the SENSE project, selected talks about technology developments and applications, and a round table discussion focused on possible collaborations in the different spectral ranges.

Registration and further information:

SiPM workshop: from fundamental research to industrial applications

SiPMworkshopThe conference “SiPM workshop: from fundamental research to industrial applications” will be held in Bari, Italy from October 2, 2019 to October 4, 2019.

The conference is organized by Università degli Studi di Bari, Politecnico di Bari and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare di Bari. 

The main goal of the workshop is to review the main fields in which Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) are being employed, understand the present limitations and define R&D goals for their improvement.

Experts from different fields will meet to review SiPM requirements in their respective area of interest and discuss solutions, including most recent and emerging developments in SiPM design and production, front-end electronics, and new characterization methods for optimizing SiPM performances.

Participation from industry is welcomed and desired.

Abstract submission will be open from April 1 to June 15 and registration deadline is August 31 (early registration untli July 15).

CTA symposium

Screenshot 2019 02 06 CTA SymposiumThe theme for the First CTA Symposium is “Science opportunities with CTA” and will take place at the historical Teatro Duse in Bologna 6-9 May 2019 ( It will focus on the novel investigations CTA will bring to the field and its synergies with other wavebands and messengers. It will also cover instrument characteristics, analysis tools and opportunities for guest investigators and how coordinated observations with CTA will have a significant impact on the exciting new era of multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astrophysics.Registration for the First CTA symposium is now open.

Participants can register online at
The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to March 10, 2019. The scientific organising committee (SOC) will consider the submission for inclusion in the preliminary programme and will notify the authors whether their contribution has been selected for an oral/poster presentation by March 29, 2019.

16th Baksan School on Astroparticle Physics

BaksanThe aim of the Baksan School on Astroparticle Physics is to cover topics in both experimental and theoretical astroparticle physics. The program of the school will include three main lecture courses followed by tutorials, practical and discussion sessions, together with several separate lectures, special session for participants presentations and excursion to underground laboratories of the Baksan Neutrino Observatory.

SENSE will participate with a tutorial on SiPMs and a corresponding lecture about their application in astroparticle physics.

The School is addressed at advanced masters students, graduate students and postdocs working in astroparticle physics. The School will be held at a picturesque location in Baksan valley.

Vienna Conference on Instrumentation


The Vienna Conference on Instrumentation (VCI) will take place from Monday to Friday, February 18-22, 2019 and present the newest developments in detectors for particle, astro-particle and nuclear physics and their applications in biology, medicine, neutron scattering and synchrotron radiation. The deadline for abstract submission is already closed.

The conference proceedings will appear as special volume in the journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A.

5th International Workshop on New Photon-Detectors

PD18The International Workshop on New Photon-Detectors PD18 will take place at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan between Nov. 27th and 29th as the fifth edition in a PD workshop series.

The workshop aims at discussing recent progress and development of photo-sensors including SiPM, APD, Hybrid-PMT, MCP-PMT and other new photo-sensors. Their applications to different fields such as particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmic-ray physics, astronomy and medical sciences and the instrumentations related to the photo-detectors will also be covered.

The workshop program will be composed of plenary sessions with invited and contributed talks. There will also be poster sessions.

Details and updated information about the workshop will be available at the workshop webpage: .

Abstract submission will be open from July 30 to September 28.

FAST closing meeting

FAST logo texteOver the last 4 years the FAST COST Action TD1401 established a multidisciplinary network that brings together European experts from academia and industry to ultimately achieve scintillator-based detectors with timing precision of better than 100ps, in particular to enable significant breakthroughs in diagnostic medicine and high luminosity particle physics. This September the closing meeting takes place in Athens from 26th to 28th.

This 5th annual meeting of COST Action TD1401 will take place at the CIVITEL-ATTIK Hotel as follow:

  • ESR meeting: Wednesday 26 September 2018, 13:00-18:00
  • General meeting: Thursday 27 September 2018, 8:30-18:00
                              Friday 28 September 2018, 9:00-14:00
  • Management Committee meeting (restricted): Thursday 27 September 2018, 18:00-20:00

Further information is available here:


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.



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.


TeVPA 2018

The 2018 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference (TeVPA 2018) will take place from 27th-31st of August in Berlin, Germany. TeVPA is a five day conference which aims to bring together leading scientists in the field to discuss recent advances in Astroparticle Physics.

The deadline for abstract submission was extended to June 10th, and EarlyBird registration is open until July 7th.

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