Conference details

HIAS 2024 will be held from 11 - 13 November 2024 by the Department of Nuclear Physics at The Australian National University, Canberra.

The first scientific sessions will start early on Monday 11 November. Note that the University is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Canberra airport (fare is ~ AUD$30). The conference will close early afternoon on Wednesday 13 November.

The Symposium program will include both invited talks and contributed presentations on Applications of accelerated ions in line with the following themes:

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

Enquires and questions about HIAS 2024 can be directed to the conference secretary.

Travelling to Australia

Please note that ALL travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa to travel to Australia.

Many participants will be from countries that qualify for an e-visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The applications for these visas must be made online (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and are usually processed very quickly. However you must obtain your VISA or ETA before leaving your home country.

For E-Visa, (sub class 651), there is no charge for passport holders from the EU and a number of European countries. E-visa is available to passport holders from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Vatican City (Holy See).

There is a small fee for an ETA (~AUD$20). Passport holders from Brunei - Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of (South) Korea, or the United States should visit the ETA website. For complete information please see the Australian Government website.


The venue for HIAS 2024 will be the Physics building (Building 160) an approximately 5 minute walk from the Department of Nuclear Physics, Building 57, Garran Road, The Australian National University.

The Physics building is located at 160 Mills Road on the south-west corner of the University.

The Nuclear Physics building is also located in the south-west corner of the University.

The Department of Nuclear Physics (map) building will be the venue for some evening meals/activities.

Walking and cycle paths provide good access to the city centre, Lake Burley Griffin, the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Australia, which are all within 2 kilometers of the department.


Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Our conference secretary may also be able to provide assistance with accommodation bookings if required.

A number of hotels and apartments around Canberra can be accessed via the following links:

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