First announcement

Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium for Fundamental and Applied Research

8-12 April 2013

Canberra, Australia

This International Symposium is aimed at postgraduate students and researchers who use, or may be interested in using, accelerated ion beams in fundamental and applied research. It will cover the topics of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Astrophysics, Nuclear Reactions and Nuclear Structure. Bringing together experts and the community using accelerated ion beams and developing state-of-the-art instrumentation, this Symposium will provide a forum to build cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary links.


The Symposium will be held on the Australian National University campus, Canberra. The weather in April in Canberra is usually excellent.

Starting and finishing times

The Symposium program will commence at 9 am on the 8 April, and finish on the 12 April.


The deadline for contributed abstracts is 3 December 2012. The aim is that most abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.


The registration deadline is 28 January 2013. A charge of A$450 will cover the coffee breaks, lunches, symposium barbeque dinner (11 April), book of abstracts, and refereed web proceedings. Registration will open on the 1 November 2012, with details on the conference webpage and in future circulars.


A block booking of accommodation for the period 8 - 12 April has been made at University House and at Liversidge Court Apartments, both on the ANU campus, for attendees. This accommodation is limited. The conference webpage also gives information on other accommodation options nearby that attendees will be able to book themselves.

Conference webpage

The forthcoming conference webpage will be accessed through the Nuclear Physics Department's website

Limited financial support for student attendees submitting an abstract may be available, please contact the student sponsorship officer.

The number of supported student places is not unlimited. Student support will be allocated in order of abstract receipt, after registrations close.

Scientific program

The program will consist of morning overview talks aimed at a wider audience, and short contributed presentations in dedicated venues for each focus topic in the afternoons.

Symposium topics will include:

  • Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear Structure


Refereed proceedings of all oral presentations will be published through EPJ Web of Conferences, and will be accessible for free download to researchers world-wide. This is indexed by ISI Thomson and Scopus, in the conference proceedings category.


The Symposium is organized by the Department of Nuclear Physics, ANU.


Industry sponsorship and attendance is welcome. We offer the opportunity to provide information sheets which will be included in the book of abstracts, and to set up an information stand at the location of the lunches and symposium barbeque dinner.

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