Nuclear Science Symposium
Overview of the Conference
The Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS ) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) is an annual international event that brings together the scientific communities designing and utilizing radiation detector systems for fundamental physics research and advanced medical imaging.
Ever since its founding in
1948 this congress has been held in North America under the patronage of the IEEE (the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest professional
engineering association, consisting of some 300,000 members. For the first time in its
history the IEEE Society responsible for this congress, (NPSS, the Nuclear and Plasma
Physics Society,) has entrusted the organization of the year 2000 edition to Europe.
Europe: CERN, EFOMP, ESA
The scope of the two congresses will, together, cover a wide range of applications, from radiation detection and new detector materials, electronics and image reconstruction algorithms to complex radiation detection systems for physical science and advanced imaging systems for biological and medical research.
Emphasis will be put on the
interdisciplinary issues of the topics and on the transfer of technology between
fundamental physics research, medical and biological imaging science and industrial