Welcome to the PSD 2008
1st to the 5th of September
The 8th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors (PSD8) will be held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, from the 1st to the 5th of September 2008. The conference, held every three years, sets out to explore recent scientific and technical developments of position-sensitive radiation detector systems, including those for visible light detection, used in a range of applications, including; astronomy, astro-particle physics, astrophysics, condensed matter studies, industrial applications, life sciences, medical applications, nuclear physics, particle physics, space science, and synchrotron based science.
The conference aims to bring together PSD scientists from a wide range of end user disciplines in a workshop atmosphere of debate and discussion. To this end all presentations will take place in plenary sessions divided according to the underlining technology or end use. Each session will start with a key note speaker who will outline the exciting developments in a given field followed by the session consisting of 15 minute talks with ample time for questions and discussion. There will be two dedicated poster sessions and an industrial exhibition in the main hall of the conference facility. The oral and poster presentations will be published in a special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods (NIMA).
The previous conference (PSD7) took the form of fourteen invited papers, contributed by leading scientists in their respective fields, together with 52 oral presentations and 37 posters. One hundred and sixty delegates, from 27 different countries, attended the conference.
The wide international involvement and the breadth of material presented at the previous PSD conferences confirms that this conference series continues to stimulate cross-fertilisation between diverse communities whose interests converge on the science and technology of position sensitive detectors.
The on-line registration will start in January 2008, accompanied by the announcement of the key note speakers. We look forward to meeting you in September 2008.
Address of the Conference:
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Glasgow,