General information

The Eighth Topical Seminar on "Innovative particle and radiation detectors" will take place in the Aula Magna of the University of Siena, Italy, from 21 to 24 October 2002 .

The Seminar is the eighth in a series devoted to experimental apparatus for high-energy particle physics and astrophysics. The previous ones were held in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1996, and 1998. The 2002 Seminar will focus on advanced technologies in particle physics at collider experiments and in cosmic ray astrophysics experiments, with emphasis on their correlations. Particular attention will also be devoted to the application of these detectors in other fields, such as detectors for medicine and biology, security control, and environmental monitoring. The participation of representatives from industry will give a perspective of future developments. The format of the Seminar will be based on review talks summarizing the progress of complex R&D projects and major facilities. Shorter talks will cover contributions on specific items. The presentation of posters is also foreseen.



Attendance will be by invitation and limited to approximately one hundred and fifty participants. Those interested should [e-/s-]write to the Organizing Committee.


In addition to a standard overhead projector, a projector for PC presentations will also be available.


The conference proceedings will be published in Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplement). The page allottment is 5 pages for posters, 15' and 20' talks, 9 p. for 30' and 12 p. for 40'.