Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposia on Fundamental and Applied Science

The aim of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposia on Fundamental and Applied Science (HIAS) is to provide a forum to bring together researchers to discuss the uses and development of Heavy Ion Accelerators. It is intended that participants include, but are not limited to, instrumentation and accelerator experts, national and international researchers, students and potential user communities.

HIAS will normally be held around April or September of each year, and is organised by the Department of Nuclear Physics at The Australian National University, Canberra. Specific focus topics for each symposium are intended to change from year to year, to provide a mix of local, regional and international meetings.

HIAS 2024

The next symposium will be held from 11 – 13 November 2024. On this occasion HIAS 2024 will be organised along the theme of "Accelerators for a Stronger and More Resilient Nation".

Abstract submission should be via email to the conference secretary using one of the provided templates.

It is anticipated that proceedings from the symposium will be published by the EPJ Web of conferences, part of The European Physical Journal.These will be accessible for free download, and are indexed by ISI Thomson and Scopus in the conference proceedings category.

Symposia programs normally include overview talks aimed at a wide-spectrum audience, and contributed presentations. Topics are usually focussed around:

  • Education and workforce
  • Technologies for space
  • Climate and environmental resilience
  • Quantum and advanced materials manufacturing

For more details visit the HIAS 2024 page.

To take a closer look at the ANU 14UD Accelerator visit the 14UD virtual tour page.

Enquires and Questions about HIAS can be directed to the conference secretary.

Updated:  22 July 2024/ Responsible Officer:  HIAS Coordinator/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster