Invited Speakers


  • What Life is Like as a Scientist in Congress
    Bill Foster, United States Congress
  • High Energy Physics as a Global Enterprise: Report from ICHEP XXVIII (Chicago, 2016)
    Young-Kee Kim, University of Chicago
  • Nuclear Physics at the Electron Ion Collider
    Rolf Ent, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab)
  • A Billion Times Brighter: An overview of the scientific impact and future opportunities of X-Ray Free Electron Lasers
    Michael Dunne, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
  • The Need for Compact Coherent Light Sources - An Example - X-ray Phase Contrast Tomography Reveals the Secrets of Herculaneum Papyri
    Vito Mocella, CNR (IMM) Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems


  • Risk Management of Complex Systems
    John Thomas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Superconducting Accelerator Magnets
    Soren Prestemon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • RF Superconductivity
    Jean Delayen, Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • A Discussion on Phase Space and Beam Emittance
    Rui Li, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab)

Main Classification 01 - Circular and Linear Colliders

  • LHC Operation at 6.5 TeV: Status and Beam Physics Issues
    Giulia Papotti, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Beam Dynamics Issues in Very High Energy Circular p-p Colliders
    Michael Syphers, Northern Illinois University (NIU)
  • Commissioning of the Phase-I SuperKEKB B-Factory and Update on the Overall Status
    Yukiyoshi Ohnishi, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
  • Overview of Jefferson Lab EIC Design and R&D
    Vasiliy Morozov,  Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab)
  • Linac-ring and Ring-ring Designs for the eRHIC Electron-Ion Collider
    Vadim Ptitsyn, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  • Specifics of Electron Dynamics in High Energy Circular e+e- Colliders
    Qing Qin, IHEP

Main Classification 02 - Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators

  • Accelerator Physics Challenges in the Design of Multi Bend Achromat Based Storage Rings
    Michael Borland, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Commissioning of Max-IV, the First Light Source using a Multi Bend Achromat
    Pedro Tavares, MAX-lab, Lund University (MAX-lab)
  • Accelerator Physics Challenges, Technical Progress, and Commissioning Results from the European XFEL
    Rico Wichmann, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Advanced Concepts for Seeded FELs
    Eugenio Ferrari, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
  • Overview of Electron Source Development for High Repetition Rate FEL Facilities
    Fernando Sannibale, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Status of the MaRIEProject
    John Erickson (LANL)

Main Classification 03 – Advanced Acceleration Techniques and Alternative Particle Sources

  • Possible Road Maps for High-energy Collider Based on Advanced Acceleration Techniques
    Sergei Nagaitsev, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • Staging Results at BELLA and Plans for BELLA (k-BELLA)
    Sven Steinke, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • FACET results and FACET II Perspective
    Vitaly Yakimenko,  SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
  • Staging Results at the Argonne DWFA Facility
    Manoel Conde, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • AWAKE - A Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment at CERN
    Allen Caldwell, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (MPI-P)
  • Eupraxia: A Compact European Plasma Accelerator With Superior Beam Quality
    Ulrich Dorda, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

Main Classification 04 - Hadron Accelerators

  • Recent Progress in High Intensity Operation of the Fermilab Accelerator Complex
    Mary Convery, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • FNAL Accelerator Complex Upgrade Possibilities
    Ioanis Kourbanis, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • Technololgical Challenges in the Path to 3.0 MW at the SNS Accelerator
    Kevin Jones, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Status of FRIB
    Eduard Pozdeyev, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)
  • The ESS Accelerator
    John Weisend, European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS)
  • Status Report on the SPIRAL2 Facility at GANIL
    Eric Petit, Grand Accélérateur Nat. d'Ions Lourds (GANIL)
  • Performance of the Low Charge State Laser Ion Source in BNL
    Masahiro Okamura, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

Main Classification 05 - Beam Dynamics and EM Fields

  • Emittance Growth from Modulated Focusing in Bunched Beam Cooling
    Michael Blaskiewicz, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  • Computation of Electromagnetic Fields Generated by Relativistic Beams in Complicated Structures
    Igor Zagorodnov, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Calculating Spin Lifetime
    Vahid Ranjbar, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  • Proposed Experimental Validation of Hamiltonian Perturbation Theory in IOTA
    David Bruhwiler, RadiaSoft LLC
  • Demonstration of Energy-Chirp Control in Relativistic Electron Bunches at LCLS Using a Corrugated Structure
    Timothy Maxwell, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
  • Start-to-end Beam Dynamics Optimization of X-ray FEL Light Source Accelerators
    Ji Qiang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Dynamics of Beams With Canonical Angular Momentum in Non-Axisymmetric Optical Elements
    Chun Yan Jonathan Wong (NSCL)

Main Classification 06 – Accelerator Systems: Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback and Operational Aspects

  • The BNL/LBNL BPM Electronics, High Performance for Next Generation Storage Rings
    Kurt Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • High precision RF control for the LCLS-II
    Gang Huang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • State of the Art X-ray Photon BPMs for Next Generation Storage Ring Light Sources
    Bingxin Yang, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Single Particle Detection with a Schottky Resonator
    Markus Steck, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI)
  • High energy Coulomb Scattered Electrons Detected in Air used as the Main Beam Overlap Diagnostics for Tuning the RHIC Electron Lenses
    Peter Thieberger, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Collider-Accelerator Department
  • Development and Application of On-line Accelerator Optimization Algorithms
    Xiaobiao Huang, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
  • Towards Attosecond Synchronization in Ultrafast Light Sources
    Russell Wilcox, LBNL
  • Precision Vector Control of a Superconducting RF Cavity Driven by an Injection Locked Magnetron
    Brian Chase, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Main Classification 07 - Accelerator Technology Main Systems

  • High Field SC Magnet Program in the US and Worldwide: Goals, Challenges, Plans
    Stephen Gourlay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Progress in High Q SRF Cavities Development: From Single Cell to Cryomodule
    Anna Grassellino, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • First Test Results of the 150 mm Aperture IR Quadrupole Models for the High Luminosity LHC
    Giorgio Ambrosio, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • Development of Higher Harmonic Superconducting Cavity for Light Sources
    Michael Kelly, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Superconducting Cryomodule Development and Production for the FRIB Linac
    Ting Xu, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)
  • CLIQ – A New Quench Protection Technology for Superconducting Accelerator Magnets
    Emmanuele Ravaioli,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Compact Crabbing Cavity Systems for Particle Colliders
    Subashini  De Silva, Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • High Gradient Permanent Magnet Technology for Ultra-high Brightness Rings
    Gaël Le Bec, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
  • Advanced High Gradient, High Efficiency RF Technology
    Sami Tantawi, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
  • Results of the 2015 Helium Processing of CEBAF Cryomodules
    Michael Allen Drury (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility)

Main Classification 08 - Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations

  • Lightweight Superconducting Magnet Technology for Medical Applications
    Shlomo Caspi,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Review of Potential Accelerator Systems for Energy and Environmental Applications
    Stuart Henderson, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Applications of High Power Accelerators to Cargo Inspection
    Stephen Korbly, Passport Systems Inc.
  • Fulfilling the Mission of Brookhaven ATF as a DOE’s Flagship User Facility in Accelerator Stewardship
    Igor Pogorelsky, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  • Application of Superconducting Technology for Proton Therapy
    Vladimir Derenchuk, ProNova Solutions, LLC
  • ADAM: LIGHT a Linear Accelerator for Proton Therapy
    Alberto Degiovanni, Applications of Detectors and Accelerators to Medicine (ADAM)
  • Production of Medical Isotopes with Electron Linacs
    David Rotsch, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • 4 K Superconducting Linacs for Commercial Applications
    Charles Boulware, Niowave, Inc.
  • Development of a High Brightness Source for Fast Neutron Imaging
    Brian Rusnak (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • GEM*STAR Accelerator-Driven Subcritical System for Improved Safety, Waste Management, and Plutonium Disposition
    Mary Anne Clare Cummings (Muons, Inc


updated 9/28/16