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20th Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) Users' Meeting

Call for Proposals: User proposals for ATF beam time are now being accepted for Calendar Year 2018. Interested researchers should submit their proposals by November 27, 2017. For detailed information regarding proposal submission, proposal categories, and the beam time request process, please visit the ATF User Access Page.


The Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) is a DOE Office of Science National User Facility that provides users with high-brightness electron- and laser-beams and ultrafast electron diffraction capabilities. The ATF has provided a facility for users to study the properties of modern accelerators and new techniques of particle acceleration and radiation generation for over 25 years. It is the designated user facility for the Accelerator Stewardship Program.

During the meeting, the ATF Program Advisory Committee (APAC) will review the progress of the ongoing user experimental program and approve proposals for new experiments that are consistent with the ATF's mission within the Accelerator Stewardship Program.

  • For questions about the Call for Proposals or Preliminary Agenda, contact Mark Palmer
  • For questions about the logistics or an invitation letter, contact Alyssa Petrone
  • For technical questions about Proposal Submission System, contact Kelly Guiffreda

Meeting Objectives

  • The ATF Program Advisory Committee (APAC) will review the progress of the ongoing user experiments and approve new experimental proposals that are synergistic with the mission of the DOE Office of Science Accelerator Stewardship Program.
  • The meeting will serve as a forum for collaboration and a platform for users to report their work to APAC and the research community.
  • The current status, performance, and future plans for the ATF will be presented.

Meeting Events

Registered participants are invited to attend the no-host dinner and the BNL tour.

Tuesday Night Dinner
Bistro 72 (Hotel Indigo)
1830 West Main St. Route 25
Riverhead NY, 11901

December 5, 2017, time to be determined.
Cost: $43 US per person. Price includes gratuity, appetizer, entrée, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

BNL Tour
Participants will tour the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) on Thursday, December 7, 2017. More...

Local Organizing Committee


Please note, it's your responsibility to reserve your own accommodations. There is no public transportation to BNL. Attendees are strongly advised to make car rental arrangements prior to arrival.

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Last Modified: December 27, 2017