Quantum leap towards the next generation of accelerators

Date: Friday 06 July 2018

Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool

A new technology has emerged that may reduce dramatically the size and cost of particle accelerators, facilitating the access of hospitals and universities to these tools and multiplying its applications.

Plasma accelerators, using high-power laser or electron beams, can generate several billion volts of electricity in a gas cell, accelerating electrons to near the speed of light in just a few millimetres.


The aim of the Symposium ‘Quantum Leap towards the Next Generation of Accelerators’ is to encourage a dialogue between industry, plasma accelerator scientists and the broader community of particle accelerators, including their applications to particle physics, nuclear technology, light sources, material sciences and biomedicine.

This event offers a unique opportunity for companies to meet the leading scientists in the European plasma acceleration community, and to find out opportunities for business development and innovation in the new and exciting field of plasma accelerator technology.

The exhibition hours will be from 12:30 to 17:30 (in parallel with talks from 14:30). The room will be open from 8:00 for setting up and the stands must be dismantled by 18:30.


Whether you are a scientist, a manufacturer, or a student, you can now be part of the future of particle accelerators.


World-renowned scientists will present research highlights on the next generation of accelerators and their enormous impact on science and society.


They will be joined by scientists from the EuPRAXIA network and relevant industries who will present their innovations and share their fascination for science. Live streamed talks will be made available to participants from around the world.


The Symposium will be held at the ACC Liverpool, UK. An outstanding conference venue on the banks of the River Mersey at the heart of Liverpool's iconic waterfront.

This event is free of charge, but advance registration is required.


Due to high demand we are extending  the registration deadline to 15th June 2018.




For more information and to register, please click here.