15th International Conference on Heavy Ion Accelerator Technology - HIAT2022

Frank Herfurth (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH(GSI))

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.

  • Alberto Longhitano
  • Alec Gonzalez
  • Aleksandr Andreev
  • Aleksey Adonin
  • Alexander Navitski
  • Andre Hannweg
  • Andreas Peters
  • Antonino Caruso
  • Antonio Palmieri
  • Atacan Kılıçgedik
  • Ben Blomberg
  • Bowen Zhou
  • Brahim Mustapha
  • Brian Jones
  • Cadez Sirca Teja
  • Cheng Qian
  • Christian Notthoff
  • Chuan Zhang
  • Daniela Leitner
  • Dejan Tinta
  • Dieter Lens
  • Dirk Budelmann
  • Elena Benedetto
  • Fabio Maimone
  • Ferdinand Willeke
  • Francis Osswald
  • Frank Herfurth
  • Freddy Poirier
  • Friedhelm Ames
  • Giuseppe Castro
  • Grazia D'Agostino
  • Guy Savard
  • Hanna Franberg Delahaye
  • Harald Klingbeil
  • Harald Schwemmer
  • Hartmut Vormann
  • Hendrik Hähnel
  • Holger Podlech
  • Janet Schmidt
  • Jiancheng Yang
  • Jose L Martinez- Marin
  • Julien ANGOT
  • Jungbae Bahng
  • Jörg Blaurock
  • Jörg Schreiber
  • Kerstin Groß
  • Larissa Birli
  • Lars Bozyk
  • Lars Groening
  • Lazar Nikitovic
  • Liangting Sun
  • Lucas Zweibäumer
  • Lucio Rossi
  • Luigi Celona
  • Magdalena Kowalska
  • Marcus Lau
  • Marcus Schwickert
  • Markus Steck
  • Michael Block
  • Myung Ook Hyun
  • Oliver Kester
  • Osamu Kamigaito
  • Paola Lindenberg
  • Pascal ANGER
  • Pascal Beike
  • Peter Forck
  • Peter Gerhard
  • Peter Ostroumov
  • Peter Spiller
  • Petra Schütt
  • Rahul Singh
  • Rainer Cee
  • Ralph Hollinger
  • Rinku Kumar Prajapat
  • Romain Kiba Bassandi
  • Rustam Berezov
  • Sevim Açıksöz
  • Shen Zhao
  • Simon Lauber
  • Simone Aumüller
  • Spencer Kiy
  • Stefan Wunderlich
  • Stephan Reimann
  • Stephan Wagner
  • Sumit Som
  • Surender Siwach
  • Takuji Kanemura
  • Teddy Durand
  • Thorsten Conrad
  • Toms Torims
  • Udo Weinrich
  • Ulrich Laier
  • Uwe Scheeler
  • Verena Velthaus
  • Wilhelm Platow
  • William Beeckman
  • Winfried Barth
  • Wolfgang Tschunke
  • Yuan He
  • Zoran Andelkovic
Conference Secretary: Paola Lindenberg, Larissa Birli
    • 07:00 07:20
      !!! REGISTRATION on SUNDAY at 6 pm !!! 20m
    • 08:00 09:00
      REGISTRATION on MONDAY at 8 am 1h
    • 09:00 10:30
      Session # 1 (Chair: Holger Podlech) 1h 30m
    • 09:00 09:10
      Welcome to HIAT 2022 10m
      Speaker: Frank Herfurth (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 09:10 09:40
      Laser-Ion Acceleration in Plasmas 30m
      Speaker: Jörg Schreiber (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Physics Department)
    • 09:40 10:10
      Superconducting Magnets Challenges for the Future 30m
      Speaker: Lucio Rossi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LASA) Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttivita Applicata)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 11:30
      ISOLDE Isotope Production (LE, Post-Accel), for Physics, Material and Life Sciences (MEDICIS Inclusive), Facility Upgrades 30m
      Speaker: Magdalena Kowalska (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
    • 11:00 12:40
      Session # 2 (Chair: Holger Podlech) 1h 40m
    • 11:30 12:00
      Radioactive Ion Beams at TRIUMF, ISAC and ARIEL: Status and Perspectives 30m
      Speaker: Friedhelm Ames (TRIUMF (TRIUMF) Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics)
    • 12:00 12:20
      Status and perspective of ECR based charge breeders 20m
      Speaker: Julien Angot (Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC) Université Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS/IN2P3)
    • 12:40 14:00
      Lunch 1h 20m
    • 14:00 14:30
      Developments towards a Compact Carbon Ion Linac for Cancer Therapy (ACCIL) 30m
      Speaker: Brahim Mustapha (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) High Energy Physics Division)
    • 14:00 15:20
      Session # 3 (Chair: Oliver Kester) 1h 20m
    • 14:30 14:50
      Establishment of the New Particle Therapy Research Center (PARTREC) at UMCG Groningen 20m
      Speaker: Brian Jones (University Medical Center Groningen, Particle Therapy Research Center (UMCG-PARTREC))
    • 14:50 15:20
      Heavy Ion Stripping 30m
      Speaker: Peter Gerhard (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 15:20 15:50
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:50 16:20
      High Beam Power Operations at RIKEN: Technical Developments, Challenges and Resolutions 30m
      Speaker: Osamu Kamigaito (RIKEN Nishina Center)
    • 15:50 17:20
      Session # 4 (Chair: Francis Osswald) 1h 30m
    • 16:20 16:50
      Liquid Lithium Charge Stripper Commissioning with Heavy Ion Beams and Early Operations of FRIB Strippers 30m
      Speaker: Takuji Kanemura (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University (FRIB))
    • 16:50 17:10
      Development, Fabrication and Testing of the Rf-Kicker for the Acculinna-2 Fragment Separator 20m
      Speaker: William Beeckman (SIGMAPHI S.A.)
    • 09:00 09:30
      3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Applied to Accelerator Components 30m
      Speaker: Toms Torims (Riga Technical University)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Session # 5 (Chair: Fabio Maimone) 1h 30m
    • 09:30 09:50
      Surface treatment procedures to mitigate ion-induced desorption in heavy ion accelerators 20m
      Speaker: Verena Velthaus (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 09:50 10:10
      Turbopumps: Lowest Vibration and Highest Uptime Made With Laser Balancing Technology 20m
      Speaker: Andre Hannweg (Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH)
    • 10:10 10:30
      A 3D printed IH-type linac structure - Proof-of-concept for additive manufacturing of linac rf cavities 20m
      Speaker: Hendrik Hähnel (Goethe Universität Frankfurt (IAP) Institut für Angewandte Physik)
    • 10:30 11:15
      Coffee Break 45m
    • 11:15 11:45
      Development and Commissioning of the K500 Superconducting Heavy Ion Cyclotron 30m
      Speaker: Sumit Som (Department of Atomic Energy (VECC) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)
    • 11:15 12:30
      Session # 6 (Chair: Hanna Franberg Delahaye) 1h 15m
    • 11:45 12:10
      High Voltage Upgrade of the 14UD Tandem Accelerator 25m
      Speaker: Christian Notthoff (The Australian National University)
    • 12:10 12:30
      Beam tuning automation activities at TRIUMF 20m
      Speaker: Spencer Kiy (TRIUMF (TRIUMF) Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 14:30
      Deceleration of Highly Charged Heavy Ion Beams 30m
      Speaker: Markus Steck (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 14:00 15:20
      Session # 7 (Chair: Fabio Maimone) 1h 20m
    • 14:30 15:00
      Beam Instrumentation, Challenging Tools for Demanding Projects - A snapshot from the French assigned network 30m
      Speaker: Freddy Poirier (Cyclotron ARRONAX)
    • 15:00 15:20
      Preparation of low-energy heavy ion beams in a compact linear accelerator/decelerator 20m
      Speaker: Zoran Andelkovic (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 15:20 15:50
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      P O S T E R Session 1h 30m
    • 08:30 08:40
      Meet outside the Welcome Hotel 10m
    • 08:45 09:15
      Bus Transfer Hotel – GSI 30m
    • 09:15 09:50
      Bus Tour FAIR Construction Site 35m
      Speaker: Frank Herfurth (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH(GSI))
    • 09:15 13:00
      V I S I T GSI/FAIR (Session Chair: Udo Weinrich) 3h 45m
    • 10:00 10:05
      Welcome by the Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR 5m
      Speaker: Joerg Blaurock (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR))
    • 10:05 10:35
      Status of the FAIR Facility 30m
      Speaker: Peter Spiller (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 10:35 11:05
      FRIB at MSU: Status and Opportunities/Commissioning Experience at FRIB 30m
      Speaker: Peter Ostroumov (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University (FRIB))
    • 11:05 11:30
      Coffee Break 25m
    • 11:30 12:00
      Innovation Aspects in Future Accelerators for Hadron Therapy 30m
      Speaker: Elena Benedetto (South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies (SEEIIST))
    • 12:00 12:30
      The New GANIL Beams: Commissioning of SPIRAL 2 Accelerator and recent Developments 30m
      Speaker: Hanna Franberg Delahaye (Grand Accélérateur Nat. d'Ions Lourds (GANIL))
    • 12:30 13:00
      Status and Challenges of High Intensity Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (Hiaf) in China 30m
      Speaker: Jiancheng Yang (Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP/CAS))
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch Break - GSI Canteen 1h
    • 14:10 14:20
      Conference Photo 10m

      On the lawn outside the GSI/FAIR canteen

    • 14:20 22:00
      E x c u r s i o n & D i n n e r 7h 40m

      Bus leaves GSI at 14:30!

    • 09:00 10:40
      Session # 9 (Chair: Markus Steck) 1h 40m
    • 09:00 09:30
      nuCARIBU: Upgrade of the CARIBU Facility at Argonne 30m
      Speaker: Guy Savard (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL))
    • 09:30 10:00
      Reinforcement Learning and Bayesian Optimization for Ion Linac Operations 30m
      Speaker: Jose Martinez Marin (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Physics Division)
    • 10:00 10:20
      Automation of RF and Cryomodule Operation at FRIB 20m
      Speaker: Shen Zhao (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University (FRIB))
    • 10:20 10:40
      Cavity Designs for the CH3 to CH11 and Bellow Tuner Investigation of the Superconducting Heavy Ion Accelerator HELIAC at GSI 20m
      Speaker: Thorsten Conrad (Goethe Universität Frankfurt (IAP) Institut für Angewandte Physik)
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:10 11:40
      Recent Progress of Research and Development for the Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Proton Accelerator CYCIAE-2000 30m
      Speaker: Tianjue Zhang (China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE))
    • 11:10 12:50
      Session # 10 (Chair: Markus Steck) 1h 40m
    • 11:40 12:10
      Longitudinal Beam Diagnostics R&D at GSI-UNILAC 30m
      Speaker: Rahul Singh (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 12:30 12:50
      Signal Estimation and Analayzing of Cold Button Bpms for a Low-beta Helium / Proton Superconducting Linac 20m
      Speaker: Yong Zhang (Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP/CAS))
    • 12:50 14:00
      Lunch 1h 10m
    • 14:00 14:30
      A Novel CW RFQ for Exotic and Stable Beams 30m
      Speaker: Antonio Palmieri (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LNL) Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro)
    • 14:00 15:10
      Session # 11 (Chair: Luigi Celona) 1h 10m
    • 14:30 14:50
      Alternating phase focusing based DTL for heavy ion application 20m
      Speaker: Simon Lauber (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 14:50 15:10
      Recent UNILAC Upgrade Activities 20m
      Speaker: Uwe Scheeler (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 15:10 15:50
      Coffee Break 40m
    • 16:00 17:00
      Session # 12 (Chair: Christian Notthoff) 1h
    • 16:00 16:20
      Status and perspectives of the Advanced Ion Source for Hadrontherapy (AISHa) 20m
      Speaker: Giuseppe Castro (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LNS) Laboratori Nazionali del Sud)
    • 16:30 16:50
      High Intensity Proton Beams at GSI (Heavy Ion) UNILAC 20m
      Speaker: Winfried Barth (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))
    • 09:00 09:30
      Design Status of the EIC/Electron Ion Collider Design and Path Forward 30m
      Speaker: Ferdinand Willeke (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Collider-Accelerator Department)
    • 09:00 10:10
      Session # 13 (Guy Savard) 1h 10m
    • 09:30 09:50
      Redundancy Concepts for Improved MTBF of RF Systems in Particle Accelerator Facilities 20m
      Speaker: Marcus Lau (TRUMPF Huettinger GmbH)
    • 09:50 10:10
      Mode Analysis of Single Spoke Resonator Type-2 (SSR2) for RISP 20m
      Speaker: Myung Ook Hyun (Institute for Basic Science (IBS))
    • 10:10 10:40
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 10:40 11:10
      First Intense Beam at JUNA 400 kV Underground Accelerator 30m
      Speaker: Liangting Sun (Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP/CAS))
    • 10:40 12:10
      Session # 14 (Frank Herfurth) 1h 30m
    • 11:10 11:40
      Physics with Heavy Ion Accelerators 30m
      Speaker: Michael Block (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI))