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Seventh International Workshop on

Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources (RadSynch13)

at the National Synchrotron Light Source

The Seventh International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources (RadSynch13) is being organized at the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY11973, USA, from May 8-10, 2013. This is the seventh conference in this series. The previous conferences were held at APS (2001), ESRF (2002), Spring8 (2004), CLS (2007), Elettra (2009) and PAL (2011).


Presently there are nearly 38 operating Synchrotron Radiation Sources in the world with a large scientific user community. There are also several more Synchrotron Radiation Sources in different stages of design, construction and commissioning. These workshops established a forum where the experts of radiation safety at the Synchrotron Radiation sources can meet and discuss the specific radiation safety and protection issues of the facilities. This kind of dialogue immensely benefits the design, operation and upgrade of the present and future Synchrotron Radiation Facilities and beamlines.


  • To bring together the Radiation Physicists and Radiation Safety Professionals of the Synchrotron Radiation Facilities around the world in one forum;
  • To promote the exchange of scientific information mutually beneficial for the design and operation of these facilities;
  • To identify areas of improvements in radiation measurements and shielding calculation methodology for the present and future Synchrotron Radiation Sources;
  • To plan and initiate specific collaborative efforts in radiation physics between these facilities.


Attendees are invited to present a talk on the following topics pertaining to accelerators and beam lines of Synchrotron Radiation Sources. We expect to be able to accommodate a limited number of contributed talks. If you are interested in presenting a contributed talk, you must submit your abstract by March 1st. Abstract submissions will be closed after March 1st, so please carefully consider the topic you would like to present.

  • New Facility Reports on Commissioning Experience.
  • Radiation Safety Design and Assessment.
  • Measurements to Evaluate Shielding Designs.
  • Radiation Safety Issues of Future Upgrades of the Light Sources.
  • Radiological Implications of the Top-off Operation.
  • Radiation Safety Issues of the Next Generation Facilities.

Special Evening Event

Registered attendees are invited to attend the optional banquet dinner after the Workshop on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Ramada Plaza (formerly Crowne Plaza) in Holtsville, NY; free of charge for registered participants. Directions

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