26-27 March 2020
Budker INP
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

Dear Colleagues,

We deeply regret having to inform you that, due to force majeure, the AFAD in March 2020 is declared cancelled.

According to the Government Resolution, the Russian border is closed for short-term visitors from China and Taiwan until further notice because of coronavirus epidemic. This means that our colleagues from China and Taiwan, who are a substantial fraction of AFAD delegates, cannot visit Novosibirsk in March 2020.

Showing respect to our colleagues from China and Taiwan who are forced to miss the conference and after getting consent of the key speakers, we decided to postpone AFAD until the situation improves.

Please accept our sincere apologies and regrets about the situation.


The Asian Forum for Accelerators and Detectors (AFAD) in 2020 will be organized by Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP)  in Novosibirsk, Russia. AFADs are held annually under the guidance of Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) to promote collaboration among universities and research institutes in Asia and Oceania.

The major topics (working groups) of the Forum are:
WG1: Accelerator and its related technologies for photon science
WG2: Detector technology development
WG3: Accelerator technologies for industrial & medical applications
WG4: Innovative accelerator techniques
WG5: Accelerator and its related technologies for hadron (neutron) science
WG6: Network & computing
WG7: Cryogenics, cryomodule and superconducting technology for accelerators
Joint session: Next Generation of Cancer Therapy

Budker INP
Lavrentiev av. 11, Novosibirsk, Russia