27 June 2022 to 1 July 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone
Proceedings published (including slides)! Please check the JACoW pages.

GSI/FAIR is honored to host the 15th International Conference on Heavy Ion Accelerator Technology in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, in the City of Darmstadt, Germany. To allow for the original in person conference experience the 15th HIAT has been shifted by one year to 2022. It is scheduled to start on Monday, 27 June 2022 and will last until Friday, 1 July, 2022.

HIAT 2022 is the 15th in a series of conferences, going back to 1973 in Daresbury and followed by Strasbourg (1977), Oak Ridge (1981), Buenos Aires (1985), Strasbourg-Heidelberg (1989), Legnaro (1992), Canberra (1995), Argonne (1998), Delhi (2002), Brookhaven (2005), Venice (2009), Chicago (2012), Yokohama (2015) and Lanzhou (2018).


HIAT is an international conference dedicated to the design, construction, development and operation of heavy-ion accelerators and their components. It focuses on the operational experience of existing facilities, achievements in heavy-ion accelerator physics and technology, progress on the implementation of new projects and infrastructure upgrades, and trends in the proposal, design and application of heavy ion accelerators as well as their main systems and components. Topics for the HIAT 2022 are:

  • Circular Accelerators and Storage Rings
  • Radioactive Ion Beam Facilities and other Facilities
  • Electrostatic Accelerators
  • Applications: Medical, Materials, Isotopes, Space and others
  • Room Temperature and Superconducting Linacs
  • Ion Source, Traps and Charge Breeding
  • Accelerator Systems and Components
  • New Concepts and Applications for Heavy Ion Acceleration

All sessions will be plenary and consist of invited and contributed talks. A poster session, a lab tour of the GSI/FAIR accelerator complex including the FAIR construction site, and an excursion will complete the program.

COVID-19 disclaimer and information

The conference will be held in person. Right now (June-2022), there is no restriction or special rule in addition to the social distancing concept. However, some places (like the GSI canteen) might ask you to wear a mask.  

A slightly different set of rules, which depend on the country your trip starts from, apply for trips to Germany. Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office here for rules and restrictions when entering Germany from abroad. An interesting Map with an overview that can be customized according to your location is available here. 

Sanctions in reaction to the war in the Ukraine

European and German administration decided on sanctions to condemn the war in the Ukraine. Hence GSI as the host institute of HIAT2022 is not permitted to organize a conference with participation from Russian and Belarussian institutes any more. To comply with the law we have to suspend already registered participants from those institutes and do not allow for further registration or abstract submission by colleagues from Russian and Belarussian institutes. This also applies for a possible remote participation.