General information

The Ninth Topical Seminar on "Innovative particle and radiation detectors" will take place in the Aula Magna of the University of Siena, Italy, from 23 to 26 May 2004 .

The Seminar is the ninth in a series devoted since 20 years to experimental apparatus for high-energy particle physics and astrophysics. The previous ones were held in San Miniato (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998) and in Siena (2002). The 2004 Seminar will focus on advanced technologies in particle physics at collider experiments, and in cosmic ray and astrophysics experiments, in particular balloon-borne and space based experiments. Special attention will 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 make it possible to discuss future applications of basic research. 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. If you prefer the computer presentation, the acceptable formats are Powerpoint and PDF . You will have to bring your presentation either on a CDROM or on a Flash Drive (USB pen) and download it on our PC before the session starts. To avoid unpleasant delays during the sessions due to the need to change computers and to possible compatibility problems, you will not be allowed to connect your own computer to the projector.
Notice that time allottments include discussions.


The conference proceedings will be published in Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplement). Instructions to the authors can be found on the dedicated Web page.