On Tuesday February 17th 2015, at 10.00, the STFC hosted a joint Workshop in conjunction with the IoP Particle Accelerators and Beams Group, to consider developments in the field of “particle accelerators for medicine”. The workshop provided a high level overview of the work being carried out, the key players in the area and highlighted other relevant activities and events that are scheduled to take place. The workshop was held at the Franklin Theatre at the Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London.
Plasmas generated using high power laser pulses can be used to study astrophysical objects such as nebulae
The event included talks from both UK and international speakers. UK accelerator experts summarised their work in this area and the international experts provided perspectives from overseas. These talks helped to stimulate a discussion on how the UK can develop its strategy and optimise its impact in the context of the global programme. The aim of the workshop was to gather the views of the community and a discussion will be held on the relevant areas in which the STFC and the community can play a leading role.
|10.00 - 10.15||Welcome and Overview of the day|
|10.15 - 13.00||Talks from UK Based specialists providing an overview of the work being undertaken in the UK|
|10.15 - 10.45||Introduction from a medical perspective|
|10.45 - 11.15||UK proton therapy centres and associated accelerator R&D|
|Activities in UK universities|
|13.00 - 13.45||Lunch|
|13.45 - 14.00||STFC: Innovations & Industry and opportunities such as CLASP|
|14.00 - 14.15||STFC– Overview from Futures group and the Cancer Care strategy|
|14.15 - 15.45||Overseas Perspective|
|15.45 - 16.45||Open Discussion|
|16.45 - 17.00||Review of the Day|
Last updated: 21 August 2018