12-14 January 2015 — University College Dublin, Ireland






















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A workshop on the “Applications of Novel Scintillators for Research and Industry” (ANSRI 2015) will take place at the O'Brien Centre for Science at University College Dublin, Ireland from the 12th to the 14th of January, 2015. 


The primary goal of this workshop is to address the shortfalls of current scintillator detectors and to explore possible solutions to these problems. The latest developments in inorganic and glass scintillator technologies will be discussed.


The workshop will host a mixture of invited and contributed talks as well as a poster session.

Another goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds in order to identify the limits of the current generation of scintillators in the relevant application areas, and present promising new materials and possible pathways for future developments. We hope the exchange of knowledge between research and industry experts will lead to the formation of new networks in this rapidly changing field.


We anticipate that in the long term, this workshop may develop into a periodic meeting of researchers in the field with industry.



The list of topics anticipated for this workshop is as follows:


  1. Novel Scintillators


  1. Applications of Scintillators

  2.        - Medical Imaging

  3.        - Defence/Security

  4.        - Astrophysics

  5.        - Nuclear/Particle Physics

  6.        - Other applications

  7. Characterisation

  8. Growth and Production


  1. Detectors and Photosensors


An Institute of Physics (IoP) Ireland sponsored public talk will take place from 6-7pm on the evening of the 12th of January, in the Moore Auditorium. Invited speaker Prof. Luigi Piro from IAPS/INAF, Roma, will give an engaging talk on Europe's next generation X-ray observatory, Athena, and its future prospects for X-ray astronomy. 

Latest News


  1. 25 November 2014: Abstract and early registration deadlines extended

  2. 21 October 2014: Registration and abstract submission open

  3. 13 October 2014: Website available

Key dates


Registration opens:

17 October 2014


Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED):

5 December 2014


Preliminary program available online:

16 December 2014


Early registration closes:

22 December 2014


Registration closes:

5 January 2015


Workshop opens:

12 January 2015