July, 13–16 2011 - EPN, Quito, Ecuador
IX Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications - Quito 18-22.7.2011


Program schedule Wednesday July 13th thru Saturday July 16th 2011

8:30 - 10:00 am Lecture
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 noonLecture
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Lecture
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Lecture
5:00 - 6:30 pm Discussion Period and/or Lecture
6:30 pm Workshop adjourns for the day

Session 1 - Radiation detectors

Topic Organizers: Stanislav Pospisil Institute of Experimental And Applied Physics, Prague, Czech republic
Gerardo Herrera CINVESTAV Mexico
Wednesday July 13th 2011
  • X-ray and gamma-ray detectors
    Erik Heijne, CERN, Switzerland
  • Radiation detection, imaging and spectroscopy with pixel detectors
    Jan Jakubek, IEAP CTU in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Semiconductor radiation detectors: applications in modern radiation therapy
    Anatoly Rozenfeld, Wollongong University, Australia
  • Position-sensitive gas detectors (tracking wire chambers, GEMS, straw tubes)
    Nillanga Liyanage, University of Virginia, USA
  • Ionization detectors: Parallel Plate Avalanche detectors and Resistive Plate Chambers
    Juan Carlos Sanabria, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
  • Neutron-sensitive devices/techniques
    Ralf Gothe, University of South Carolina, USA
  • ToF and other techniques
    Elton Smith, Jefferson Lab, USA
  • Detectors in particle and nuclear physics
    Gerardo Herrera, CINVESTAV, Mexico
  • DAQ and electronics for nuclear physics applications
    David Abbott, Jefferson Lab, USA

Session 2 - Monte Carlo techniques

Topic Organizers: Robert Harrison University of Washington, USA
Fernando Christancho Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogota
Thursday July 14th 2011 (morning)
  • Overview of the Monte Carlo Method: Experimental Mathematics
    Philip Cole, Idaho State University, USA
  • Simulation of medical imaging systems: emission and transmission tomography
    Robert Harrison, University of Washington, USA
  • MC techniques and applications on landmine detection using GEANT4
    Fernando Cristancho, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota

Session 3 - Particle accelerators

Topic Organizers: Alex Bogacz Jefferson Lab USA
Marcos Martins University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Thursday July 14th 2011 (afternoon)
Friday July 15th 2011 (morning)
  • Particle accelerators: what they are and why they are so useful
    Marcos Martins, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Electron accelerators: Linacs, recirculating Linacs and Microtrons
    Lawrence Cardman, Jefferson Lab, USA
  • Compact circular accelerators
    Alex Bogacz, Jefferson Lab, USA
  • Extreme acceleration: laser-plasma devices
    James Rosenzweig, UCLA, USA

Session 4 - Applications

Topic Organizers: Andres Kreiner University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Philip Cole Idaho State University, USA
Friday July 15th 2011 (afternoon)
Saturday July 16th 2011
  • Radioisotope production (for medicine, industry, ...)
    Dan Dale, Idaho State University, USA
  • Analysis techniques: Photon and neutron activation
    Christian Segebade, Idaho Accelerator Center, USA
  • Analysis techniques: Deep positron annihilation spectroscopy in defectoscopy
    Doug Wells, Idaho Accelerator Center, USA
  • Biomedical imaging (SPECT & PET), radiotherapy (proton/hadron and BNCT)
    Andres Kreiner, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Radiation detectors in space applications for NASA
    Lawrence Pinsky, University of Houston, USA
  • Non-destructive assays for radiological materials
    Doug Wells, Idaho Accelerator Center, USA