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The Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is inviting the participation of the scientific community in its next Science Planning Workshop, which will be held on June 20–21, 2024 . The ATF is a DOE Office of Science User Facility that supports DOE’s Accelerator Stewardship mission. It facilitates a broad range of research and development activities by users from universities, national laboratories, government agencies, and industry. These activities are enabled by ATF’s unique beam sources, which include a long-wave infrared (LWIR) laser operating at a wavelength of 9.2 μm and ~5 TW of peak power, high brightness 75 MeV electron beams, and a terawatt-class Ti:sapphire laser.

To meet the evolving needs of the user community interested in advanced accelerator and laser capabilities, it is necessary to periodically review present and future facility plans to ensure that current user needs will continue to be met and that the facility evolves in concert with the most pressing future research directions. This periodic review is facilitated through Science Planning Workshops.

Topics or Session Information

The last ATF Science Planning Workshop, held in 2019, focused on the assessment of capabilities required to enable priority research directions (PRDs) in three principal research areas:

  • Science enabled by high-power LWIR laser.
  • Science enabled by an electron beam driver.
  • Science enabled by a combined contribution of multiple beams (lasers and/or electron beams).

Evening Event

Registered participants are invited to attend the no-host banquet dinner.

Cooperage Inn
2218 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
(631) 727-8994
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

BNL Facility Tour

Registered participants will have the opportunity to tour the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) on Thursday, June 20, 2024. More...

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The connection information will be provided via email to registrants prior to the event. Please do not give out this connection information. It is only for registered attendees. Contact the workshop coordinator if you have questions or are having connection issues.


This event does not have a hotel room block. Participants should make their hotel reservation. When booking your reservation, you may need to guarantee your room with a credit card. Remember to ask about their cancellation policy and if they offer shuttle service. Details

Important Dates

May 31, 2024 General registration opens
June 19, 2024 General registration closes
June 3, 2024 Additional non-U.S. citizens registration deadline for all participants who do not have an active appointment with Brookhaven Lab. You will be directed to the appropriate form once you have completed the event registration.

Workshop Information

Note: This event falls under Exemption E. Meetings such as Advisory Committee and Federal Advisory Committee meetings. Solicitation/Funding Opportunity Announcement Review Board meetings, peer review/objective review panel meetings, evaluation panel/board meetings, and program kick‐off and review meetings (including those for grants and contracts).