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CiMUS Seminar

LhARA, the Laser-hybrid Accelerator for Radiobiological Applications

Kenneth Long

Professor of Experimental Particle Physics. Imperial  College London, UK.

31 May 2024 13:00–14:00

Theatre room, CiMUS


LhARA, the Laser-hybrid Accelerator for Radiobiological Applications, will exploit a high-power laser to drive the creation of a large flux of protons or light ions which will be captured using a novel plasma lens. Post-acceleration will exploit a fixed field alternating gradient accelerator (FFA).  The LhARA approach can be developed into a transformative highly-flexible, automated clinical system delivering patient-specific particle-beam therapy in a compact facility.


Full professor at Imperial College London. Director, Centre for the Clinical Application of Particles. Co-leader of the LhARA collaboration.  He has supervised the work of 17 PhD students and 24 postdoctoral fellows.  He has been the spokesperson for several large projects and has an extensive international network.  Published more than 100 papers. Elected fellow of the Institute of Physics

Host PI: Yolanda Prezado. New Approaches in Radiotherapy Group, CiMUS.

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