Accelerators for Medical Applications

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QUASAR Tomasz Cybulski attended a three day Proton Accelerators for Science and Industry Workshop at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK. The meeting brought together scientist from the UK and the USA. Sessions were divided in 6 different working groups focusing on High Power Targets, Detector Development, Muon Accelerators High – Power Proton Accelerators, Applications of Accelerators and Technology for Accelerators.

The content and structure were shaped to cover a variety of topics on different aspects of accelerator science – starting from theirs design, challenges, diagnostics to applications. Talks gave an insight into the capability of existing devices, defined future research goals, and presented opportunities for collaboration between different research centres. Tomasz attended Working Group 5, Application of Accelerators, and gave a talk on the "Use of Silicon Detectors in Proton Beam Diagnostics". He described the ongoing implementation of the high energy physics detector LHCb VELO as a non–invasive monitor for proton medical accelerators, his research project within the Quasar Group. His talk was placed amongst very interesting other speakers and topis, e.g. Low Energy Fusion as a Source of Neutrons in Isotope Production, FFAG research and Challenges in Hadron Therapy Centres in the UK, as well as Laser Plasma Acceleration.

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