Nov 19 – 21, 2024
Harbour Centre
US/Pacific timezone

The 6th International Workshop on new Photon-Detectors (PD24) will be held November 19-21, 2024 at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

PD24 is an international workshop organized jointly by TRIUMF, Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) and Princeton University.

PD24 will discuss recent progress and developments of photo-sensors including SiPMs, MCPs, APDs, PMTs, hybrid PMTs and digital photon sensors.  Furthermore, the workshop will cover the multifaceted applications of these technologies across diverse fields such as particle and astroparticle physics, nuclear physics, nuclear medicine, astronomy, and associated instrumentation. 

The workshop program will include plenary sessions with invited and contributed talks. There will also be a poster session.

The event will be in-person format with regular and poster sessions. A few virtual presentations will be available on demand. 

Previous Photon-Detectors workshops: 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009, 2007

Please review the Important Dates and the Visa information webpages.  We strongly encourage applicants who need a visa to travel to Canada to submit their abstract before the "Early Abstract Submission deadline" due to long visa processing times.
  • Abstract Submission opens: 15-June 2024 Now Open!
  • Early Abstract Submission deadline: 15-July-2024
  • Late Abstract Submission deadline: 31-Aug-2024


Territorial Land Acknowledgement

TRIUMF is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of thexʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.

Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.


Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
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