The IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) offers an outstanding opportunity for scientists and engineers interested in, or actively working in the fields of nuclear science, high energy physics, radiation instrumentation and related software for different applications, to meet and discuss with colleagues from around the world. The program emphasizes the latest developments in technology and radiation instrumentation and their implementation in experiments for particle physics, homeland security, space, accelerators, and other radiation environments. The NSS program consists of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions, with a number of joint sessions with the Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) as well as with the Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop (RTSD). Educational Short Courses are organized focusing on topics of interest for the scientific community. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished work in the five main NSS topics areas listed here:
  • Detection components
    • Scintillators
    • Photodetectors
    • Solid state hybrid and monolithic detectors
    • Gaseous detectors
  • Front End, DAQ, Trigger electronics
    • Analog and digital circuits
    • Low noise highly integrated front end electronics
    • Digitization and signal processing
    • DAQ architectures and hardware standards
    • Multi-level trigger approaches and trigger farms
    • Fault tolerance and radiation hardness
  • Software and Computing
    • Core software tools
    • Simulation and analysis
    • Distributed and grid computing
  • Detectors/Intrumentation (small systems)
    • Gamma-ray and neutron detection
    • Nuclear detectors
    • Tools and techniques for bio-medical research
    • Synchrotron radiation and accelerator instrumentation
    • Homeland security
  • Large detection systems
    • High energy physics and nuclear physics detectors
    • Astrophysics and space instrumentation
    • Nuclear power


Paul Lecoq
NSS Program Chair
CERN, PH/CMX 1211-Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 767 6558

Faustino Gómez
NSS Program Deputy Chair
Univeridad de Santiago, School of Physics
15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone: +34 981 563 100-13979