Fast Imaging Sensors Workshop

April 18 & 19, 2016 - Oxford, UK

The University of Oxford hosts a biennial workshop that focuses on the development and application of fast position-sensitive sensors. The next meeting will be hosted at Jesus College on April 18 & 19, 2016.

Topics for discussion connect physics, chemistry, and engineering, and will cover both sensor development and applications, including time-of-flight ion and neutron imaging, particle physics and X-ray imaging, imaging mass spectrometry, and fluorescence methods. Each of these themes will be the focus of a conference session, and a poster session will additionally allow time and space for each participant to present their latest methods and results. A selection of poster abstracts may be considered for late-breaking topic talks. The organizing committee particularly welcomes paper submissions from post-doctoral researchers and senior graduate students.

A PImMS 1 chip PImMS and Timepix simultaneously focused on a fast scintillator screen MS imaging of a dye sample

Programme and Invited Speakers

The 2016 progamme is now available. The list of invited speakers, as well as the 2014 programme, are available below:

Rebecca Boll
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron)
Richard Plackett
(University of Oxford)
Eleanor Stride
(University of Oxford)
Josephine Bunch
(National Physical Laboratory)
Dan Pooley
(Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Renato Turchetta
(Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Richard Goodwin
Ivan Powis
(University of Nottingham)
Claire Vallance
(University of Oxford)
Rob Halsall
(Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Stephen Price
(University College London)
Arthur Zhao
(Stony Brook University)

2016 Programme (PDF, 0.06 MB)

2014 Programme (PDF, 0.42 MB)

Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration has closed. Those still wishing to register should contact as soon as possible. Registration options include:

Workshop registration only - £60
Workshop registration and workshop dinner - £90
Workshop registration, workshop dinner and accommodation - £160

Venue, Accommodations, and Catering

Jesus College's third quadrangle

Founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I, Jesus College is centrally located within the heart of Oxford and comprises 340 undergraduates, 190 graduates, and 68 Fellows. The meeting will take place in the College's purpose-built Ship Street Centre, which contains a lecture theatre, meeting rooms, ensuite accommodations, and a reception area.

Jesus College offers bed & breakfast accommodation, either at the main College site on Turl street or the Ship Street Centre. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, a telephone, and internet access via an ethernet cable. If you require a cable, these can usually be obtained from the Porters' Lodge for a small refundable deposit. A Full English breakfast is also available in the Elizabethan Dining Hall on Turl Street and can be taken between 8.00 am and 9.00 am.

Lunch, including a vegetarian option, will be provided at the Ship Street Centre for all attendees on 19 April. Tea, coffee, juice, biscuits, and pastries will be available during registration on 18 April as well as during breaks throughout the meeting.

Please notify the organizing committee in advance if you have dietary requirements, or if you require any additional assistance.

Workshop Dinner

Attendees are encouraged to register for the buffet dinner and wine reception at the Vaults & Garden Cafe on 18 April. The Vaults & Garden is located in the Grade I listed fourteenth-century Old Congregation house of Oxford University. Bar service will be available after the dinner until 10:30 pm.


Oxford is easily reachable from London by train, coach, or car. Travel recommendations are available at the University of Oxford's Visitors page. The Ship Street Centre is located opposite Jesus College; directions are provided below:

Directions to Jesus College (PDF, 0.12 MB)