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PD09 June 24-26, 2009 Shinshu University Matsumoto Japan
The International Workshop on New Photon Detectors (PD09) will be held at Shinshu University in Matsumoto, Japan, from 2009 June 24-26. Recently, we are looking at an evolution of photon-detection technology with new devices applicable to many fields: high energy physics, nuclear physics, cosmic-ray physics, astronomy, cosmology and medical sciences. The workshop focuses on recent development of photon-sensors and the applications. The "Geiger mode multi-pixel photon device" is one of the main targets at this workshop. We also cover Hybrid-PMT, APD, MCP-PMT and other new photon-sensors. The workshop is sponsored by the Detector Technology Project, IPNS, KEK and Faculty of Science, Shinshu University. The workshop is also supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research "Research and Development of a Novel Detector System for the International Linear Collider", and MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas "New Development of Flavor Physics".
PD07 June 27-29 2007 Kobe, Japan

The International Workshop on new Photon-Detectors (PD07) was held at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan, from 2007 June 27-29. Recently, we have seen an evolution of photon-detection technology with new devices applicable to many fields: high energy physics, nuclear physics, cosmic-ray physics, astronomy, cosmology and medical sciences. The workshop focused on recent development of new photon-sensors and the applications. The PPD (Pixel Photon Detector) was one of the main targets at this workshop. We also covered Hybrid-PMT, APD, MPC-PMT and other new photon-sensors.

In one of the most famous and beautiful port towns in Japan, Kobe, the workshop got more than 100 participants and had many nice oral and poster contributions as well as quite fruitful discussions. It was a great success with a great pleasure.

The workshop was sponsored by the Detector Technology Project, IPNS, KEK and Faculty of Science, Kobe University. The workshop was also supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research, Research and Development of a Novel Detector System for the International Linear Collider, and MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas New Development of Flavor Physics.