FATA2019: FAst Timing Applications for nuclear physics and medical imaging

Accademia degli Zelanti e dei Dafnici, Acireale (Catania)

Accademia degli Zelanti e dei Dafnici, Acireale (Catania)


We are glad to announce the first workshop on “FAst Timing Applications for nuclear physics and medical imaging” to be held in Acireale (Catania) on September 3-5, 2019. The Workshop is aimed at gathering together scientists working either in fundamental physics or medical applications with common background in the Fast Timing technology.

The Workshop is organized by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)- Sezione di Catania, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS), by the Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Ettore Majorana” di Catania di Catania and by the Accademia degli Zelanti e dei Dafnici di Acireale.

General Information and scientific program

The workshop will focus on the most recent developments of Fast Timing techniques for applications of radiation detectors in the fields of nuclear physics and medical applications.

The scientific program will have dedicated sessions to outline recent progress on both experimental and theoretical aspects of the following topics:

Scintillators and Photodetectors for fast timing

Readout electronics for ultrafast detectors

Solid state detector technology for fast timing

Processing of time stamped data

Precise event time tagging in high luminosity accelerators

Towards picoseconds Time of Flight (TOF) resolution

Time of flight positron emission tomography (TOF-PET) for Medical Imaging and Monitoring of Hadron therapy


Participation to the workshop by students, postdocs, technical staff and engineers is strongly encouraged. Participants wishing to present a contribution may submit an abstract directly on this website in the registration subpage. Abstracts will be selected by the advisory committee. The deadline for submission is June 20th, 2019. Anyone wishing to attend the workshop is invited to register on the registration subpage.

The meeting will be held in the historical siege of the the Accademia degli Zelanti e dei Dafnici, in the picturesque town of Acireale, near the Etna volcano and on the shoreline close to Catania.

More details are available in the section circulars of this website.

  • Alessandro Cortopassi
  • Alessia D'Anna
  • Alessia Tricomi
  • Angelo Pagano
  • Antonio J. Gonzalez
  • Antonio Ortolani
  • Aurora Tumino
  • Dimos Sampsonidis
  • Dominique Breton
  • Elena Geraci
  • Emanuel Pollacco
  • Emanuele V. Pagano
  • Enrico De Filippo
  • Eugenio Nappi
  • Francesca Rizzo
  • Franco Garibaldi
  • Gaspare Saccà
  • Giacomo Borghi
  • Giacomo Cuttone
  • Giacomo Traini
  • Giada Petringa
  • Giuseppe Cardella
  • Giuseppe Contarino
  • Giuseppe Politi
  • Johan Nuyts
  • John Prior
  • Luigi Cosentino
  • Marc Olivier Frégeau
  • Marco Pinto
  • Maria Grazia Pellegriti
  • Mariacristina Guarrera
  • Matthias Holl
  • Maurizio Conti
  • Mauro Cutuli
  • Michael Minot
  • Nicola Belcari
  • Nicolo' Jacazio
  • Ole Brandt
  • Pablo Cirrone
  • Paolo Russotto
  • Paul Lecoq
  • Paul Schotanus
  • Piotr Pawłowski
  • Raffaele De Leo
  • Riccardo Mirabelli
  • Rok Pestotnik
  • Rosaria Galvagno
  • Rosario Nania
  • Salleh Ahmad
  • Santo Gammino
  • Santo Reito
  • Sara Pirrone
  • Simone Valdre'
  • Stan Majewski
  • Stefaan Tavernier
  • Tommaso Romolo Podestà
  • Yuri Venturini
    • Technologies
      Convener: Giacomo Cuttone (LNS)
      • 1
        Ultrafast Meta-scintillators for a new generation of HEP detectors and Time-of-Flight PET
        Speaker: Paul Lecoq (CERN-FR)
      • 2
        Electronics for fast timing in Medical imaging
        Speaker: Stefaan Tavernier (PETsys electronics)
    • 11:10 AM
    • Readout
      Convener: Francesca Rizzo (LNS)
      • 3
        Using time-of-flight information for PET reconstruction in PET, PET/CT and PET/MRI
        Speaker: Johan Nuyts (KU Leuven)
      • 4
        Photodetectors for fast timing
        Speaker: Giacomo Borghi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)
      • 5
        Recent developments in fast timing ASICs for particle physics and medical imaging
        Speaker: Salleh Ahmad (Weeroc SAS)
      • 6
        MEDAMI 2019
        Speaker: Antonio J. Gonzalez (Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging- Valencia)
    • 1:20 PM
    • Nuclear Physics and Medical Imaging and software
      Convener: Emanuel Pollacco (IRFU/DPhN CEA Saclay)
      • 7
        A Time of flight application for nuclear reactions at Coulomb energy
        Speaker: Maria Grazia Pellegriti (CT)
      • 8
        Fast electronics for TOF in Nuclear Physics
        Speaker: Dominique Breton (CNRS LAL ORSAY)
    • 4:30 PM
    • Applications: geraci
      Convener: Elena Irene Geraci (INFN-Catania)
    • 6:15 PM
      Welcome Cocktail
    • Imaging
      Convener: Franco Garibaldi (ISS)
      • 12
        Imaging is Believing – The Future of Human Total BodyMolecular Imaging Starts Now
        Speaker: Stan Majewski (University of California Davis)
      • 13
        The Path to the Ideal Brain PET Imager. The Race Started. The Role for TOF PET
        Speaker: Stan Majewski (University of California Davis)
    • 9:50 AM
      The time measurement by an ancient Meridian in ACIREALE (visit to Cathedral)
    • 10:35 AM
    • Nuclear physics from: foundamental and medical
      Convener: Paolo Russotto (LNS)
      • 14
        A TOF PET MRI US probe project for prostate cancer diagnosis and follow up
        Speaker: Franco Garibaldi (INFN-Sezione di Roma1)
      • 15
        Charged p art i c le i dent i fi cati on using t ime o f f li ghtwi th FAZIA
        Speaker: Simone Valdrè (INFN-Sezione di Firenze)
      • 16
        Fast timing for nuclear reaction studies at R3B
        Speaker: Matthias Holl (Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt)
      • 17
        Recent result obtained at CCB’
        Speaker: Piotr Pawłowski (Inst. of Nucl. Physics, PAN- Kraków)
      • 18
        UTOFPET: design of a highly scalable TOF-PET detector concept
        Speaker: Belcari Nicola (University and INFN Sezione di Pisa)
    • 1:10 PM
    • Nuclear physics from: foundamental and medical
      • 19
        The 10-ps TOF PET: Clinical applications (Skype)
        Speaker: John Prior (Lausanne University Hospital)
      • 20
        Large Area Picosecond Photodetector (LAPPD) Offers Fast Timing for HEP, NP and Medical Imaging (Skype)
        Speaker: Michael Minot (Incom Inc. Charlton United States)
    • Nuclear physics and application
      Convener: Raffaele De Leo (BA)
      • 21
        Comissioning of the EndoTOFPET-US detector an Asymmetric Time of Flight Positron Emission Tomograph
        Speaker: Ole Brandt (DESY)
      • 22
        Narcos project for nuclear physics and applications
        Speaker: Emanuele V. Pagano (INFN-LNS, Italy)
      • 23
        Precise timing with the PICOSEC-Microme gas Detector
        Speaker: Dimos Sampsonidis
      • 24
        TOF in Heavy Ion Reactions: CHIMERA detector & ISODEC experiment
        Speaker: Sara Pirrone (CT)
    • 10:40 AM
    • Nuclear Physics and Radiotheraphy aplications
      Convener: Aurora Tumino (LNS)
      • 25
        Positron emission tomography in radiation therapy planning, delivery, and monitoring
        Speaker: Marco Pinto (LMU Munich)
      • 26
        Direct time-of-flight for quantitative, real-time in-beam PET
        Speaker: Pinto Marco (LMU Munich)
      • 27
        Generation, control and application of “flash” radiation beams from laser-matter interaction: the ELIMED beam line
        Speaker: Pablo Cirrone (INFN-LNS, Italy)
      • 28
        Ten years of operation of the MRPC TOF detector of ALICE: results and perspectives
        Speaker: Nicolo' Jacazio (BO)
    • 12:50 PM
    • Nuclear Physics and applications
      Convener: Giuseppe Cardella (CT)
      • 29
        Performance of the Time of Flight detectors in the FOOT experiment
        Speaker: Traini Giacomo (INFN-Roma1)
      • 30
        TOPS Project: Development of New Fast Timing Plastic Scintillators
        Speaker: Mirabelli Riccardo (Sapienza, Università di Roma)
      • 31
        Using Cherenkov light in TOF-PET
        Speaker: Rok Pestotnik (Jozef Stefan Institute (SI))
    • Closing Section
      Convener: Enrico De Filippo (CT)