Nuclear Photonics 2016

October 16-21, 2016
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Meeting Purpose

Nuclear Photonics, i.e. pursuit of photon-based nuclear or isotopic science and applications is a new field of study that is being enabled by the rapid emergence of ultra-bright, quasi-mono-energetic gamma-ray sources based on laser-Compton scattering and by the creation of relativistic electro-magnetic fields with ultrahigh intensity laser systems.

The first international topical meeting on Nuclear Photonics aims to bring together in one venue experts in gamma-ray source and intense laser development and experts from a variety of disciplines for which these sources may enable new scientific, industrial and medical opportunities.


Fundamental nuclear science and spectroscopy, novel medical radiography and radiotherapy, industrial non-destructive material imaging and evaluation, nuclear materials management, nuclear materials transmutation, photo-production of rare isotopes, photon-enabled pulsed neutron generation and science, photon-enabled pulsed positron generation and science, etc.


Covering all aspects of the enabling, mono-energetic gamma-ray technology are also planned and will include; development of compact accelerators, optimization of laser-Compton interactions, detector systems for bright gamma beams, gamma-ray monochromators, gamma-ray optics, next generation laser technology for gamma-beam systems, novel photoguns, etc. Special effort will be made to integrate applications and machine development sessions so that each may motivate the other with respect to the development of nuclear photonics as a new scientific discipline.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts may only be submitted by a conference registrant through the conference registration process and should be submitted by the principal author/intended speaker

Conference Chairs

Dr. Christopher Barty, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Dr. Ryoichi Hajima, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
Prof. Norbert Pietralla, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Program Chairs

Prof. Calvin Howell, Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, USA
Prof. Markus Roth, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee

Prof. Andrei Afanasev, George Washington University, USA
Dr. Michael Fazio, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Dr. Sydney Gales, Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics, Romania
Dr. Cameron Geddes, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Fazia Hannachi, University of Bordeaux, France
Dr. Kiminori Kondo, Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Applications, Japan
Prof. Paul McKenna, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Dr. Catalin Miron, Extreme Light Infrastructure Delivery Consortium, Europe
Prof. Shuji Miyamoto, University of Hyogo, Japan
Prof. Takashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Prof. Hideaki Ohgaki, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Anton Tonchev, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Donald Umstadter, University of Nebraska, USA
Prof. Ying K. Wu, Duke University, USA
Prof. Andreas Zilges, Universität zu Köln, Germany


Sponsors and Organizers

Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory

The National Ignition Facility
& Photon Science Directorate

ELI Nuclear Physics

ELI Delivery Consortium