Sustainable Accelerators Workshop

23rd May 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

There are significant numbers of industrial, medical, and scientific facilities in the UK and around the world that design, build and operate particle, laser and plasma driven accelerator sources. These all face the challenge of Net Zero and ensuring they are designed and operated to optimise their environmental sustainability.

This workshop aims to discuss how the accelerator community is developing best practices to ensure environmental sustainability is central to their life cycle and how they can be used to help in the drive to Net Zero.


  • 09:00 – 09:30 Arrival, Registration and Refreshments
  • 09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and Opening Talk
  • 09:45 – 11:05 Session 1 – Future Facilities
  • 11:05 – 11:35 Refreshment break, Poster Session and Group Photograph
  • 11:35 – 12:45 Session 2 – Efficiency
  • 12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and Poster Session
  • 13:45 – 15:10 Session 3 – Sustainability Skills and Knowledge
  • 15:10 – 15:40 Refreshment break and Poster Session
  • 15:40 – 16:50 Invited Talks
  • 16:50 – 17:00 Wrap-up, Feedback and Poster Prizes
  • 17:00 Event Close

** Call for Posters **

Throughout the day, a room will be available for the display of posters based on the subject of sustainability as applied to all aspects of accelerators and their lifecycle.

Posters are welcome from all engineering disciplines and all levels of experience. Students, graduates and technicians are particularly invited to promote and explain how their work has or will help to improve the environmental sustainability of accelerators.

Please note, there is free attendance for all poster presenters.