13th Topical Seminar on Innovative Particle and Radiation Detectors (IPRD13)

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:00 to Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 18:00

The Thirteenth Topical Seminar on "Innovative particle and radiation detectors" IPRD13 will take place in the Auditorium of the Graduate College Santa Chiara of the University of Siena, Italy, from 7 to 10 October 2013 .

The Seminar is the thirteenth in a series devoted since almost 30 years to experimental apparatus for high-energy particle physics and astrophysics. The previous ones were held in San Miniato (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998) and in Siena (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010). The 2013 Seminar will again focus on advanced technologies in particle physics at collider experiments, and in cosmic ray and astrophysics experiments, including balloon-borne and space based experiments. Special attention will be devoted to the application of these detectors in other fields, such as detectors for medicine and biology, homeland security control, muonradiography of archeological and geophysical structures, and environmental monitoring. The participation of representatives from industry will make it possible to discuss future applications of basic research. The Seminar will be based on review talks summarizing the progress of complex R&D projects and major facilities. Shorter talks will cover contributions on specific items. The presentation of posters is also foreseen.


  • Tracking detectors
  • Calorimeters
  • Detectors for X and gamma ray astrophysics
  • Cosmic ray experiments in space, on the earth's surface, and underground
  • Neutrino experiments
  • Radiation-hard detectors and electronics
  • Detectors for medicine and biology
  • Large X-ray and muon systems for homeland security control
  • Simulations and new computing methods
  • Detectors for environmental controls


Attendance will be by invitation and limited to approximately one hundred and fifty participants. Those interested in attending should [e-/s-]write to the Organizing Committee.