6-11 September 2020
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone


Abstract submissions and Registration are now open!

Abstract submission deadline: Thursday 28 May 2020 

Latest news:

The welfare of delegates, students and staff is our primary concern. Rest assured, we’re closely monitoring the advice from FCO, WHO, PHE and local government in relation to Covid-19, and looking at a range of solutions.

If travel restrictions due to Covid-19 prevent you from attending, your delegate place will be refunded in full, up to 7 days before the start date. If the National Organising Committee or the University of Birmingham decide they have to cancel or postpone the event, you will be offered a full refund, or re-registration for the new dates.

Contact the Events Team if you have a query, academic.conferences@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

The 12th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors will feature the latest developments in position sensitive detectors from leading researchers around the world and across a wide range of scientific disciplines. The conference has a strong multidisciplinary bias and encourages cross-fertilisation and transfer of ideas between researchers working in many different fields.

All sessions are plenary with each started by an overview presentation by a keynote speaker followed by the research presentations on that topic.

Keynote speakers:

The provisional list of keynote speakers is: Helen Boston (Liverpool), Michael Campbell (CERN), Nicolo Cartiglia (INFN Torino), Cinzia Da Via (Manchester), Heinz Graafsma (DESY), Richard Hall-Wilton (ESS), Andrew Holland (Open University), Robert Johnson (Santa Cruz), Ralf Kaiser (Glasgow), Gregor Kramberger (JSI Ljubljana), Eraldo Oliveri (INFN Pisa), Petra Riedler (CERN), Vincent Schoepff (CEA), Reinhard Schulte (Loma Linda), Nicola Tartoni (DSL, RAL), Norbert Wermes (Bonn).

There will also be two days of industrial exhibitions and two days of poster presentations during the conference.

Further details on the previous conference hosted by the Open University can be found on the PSD11 Conference Website.

Paper submitted to the conference will be published through the Journal of Instrumentation with instructions for abstract submission to be provided later in 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham, the UK's second largest city and centre of the West Midlands, the region which in the 19th Century was the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Scientific Themes

  • X-ray and Gamma Ray Detectors

  • Novel Ionising Radiation Detection Systems

  • Position Sensitive Fast Timing Detectors

  • Detectors for High Radiation and Extreme Environments

  • Advances in Pixel Detectors and Integration Technologies

  • Gas-based Detectors

  • Medical Applications of Position Sensitive Detectors

  • Detectors for Neutron Facilities

  • Detectors for FELS, Synchrotrons and Other Advanced Light Sources
  • Applications in Life Sciences and Biology

  • Applications in Astronomy, Planetary and Space Science

  • Applications in Security and Environmental Imaging

  • Applications in Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Industry

  • Applications in Particle Physics

  • Applications in Astro-particle Physics

  • Applications in Condensed Matter

University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT UK
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