Advanced Accelerator Concepts workshop

The organizers of the 2020 Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop (AAC2020) have canceled this year’s event due to an abundance of caution surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This difficult decision was taken with the well-being of our colleagues, staff, and the local community foremost.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your interest in AAC2020. We will be in touch as we learn more in this rapidly evolving situation that affects us all.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is unable to reimburse travel expenses, including any cancellation or change fees; please work with your home institution for this.

Wishing you the best of health in the coming months,

Eric Esarey, Chair, AAC2020

Since its inception in 1982, the biennial AAC Workshop has become the principal US and international meeting for advanced particle accelerator research and development. The anticipated attendance is more than 300 scientists and research leaders in particle-beam, laser, and plasma physics. In 2020, this invitation-only conference will be held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, a perfect atmosphere for weeklong focus on our topics.

Important Dates

All dates in 2020

15 February: Requests for invitation closed

1 March: Invitations sent out

1 April: Deadline for abstracts

1 May: Early registration closes

15 May: Hotel registration deadline

31 July: Proceedings papers due

Topics of interest

AAC 2020 will organize into working groups covering the following topical areas:

● Laser-Plasma Acceleration

● Computation for Accelerator Physics

● Laser and High-Gradient Structure-Based Acceleration

● Beam-Driven Acceleration

● Beam Sources, Monitoring, and Control

● Laser-Ion Acceleration

● Radiation Generation and Advanced Concepts

● Advanced Laser and Beam Technology and Facilities

Keep In Touch!

If you have any questions about the Workshop or would like to join the mailing list, please write to us at aac2020@lbl.gov

Questions regarding the scientific program should be addressed to the Working Group Leaders, whose contact information will be posted as the organization of the conference develops.