A Message From The Organizers

COVID19 Update – June 9, 2020

In light of the present COVID-19 worldwide crisis and after carefully considering all options, we have decided to postpone the HB2020 workshop to next year. The exact dates still have to be officially confirmed. Details will be posted on this site in the coming days.  

The ICFA HB workshop is an important periodic gathering of specialists; to ensure productive interactions between  participants, we consider it essential to hold the event in person.  Although we are disappointed to not be welcoming you  to Fermilab this fall,  we look forward to see you in 2021.


If you had registered, you will be reimbursed in the coming weeks. The Fermilab Conference Office is currently busy with other events, so we ask for your patience. Additional information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

The 65th ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on High-Intensity and High-Brightness Hadron Beams (HB2020) will be held at Fermilab from Monday, October 4, to Friday, October 9, 2020. The ICFA HB workshop is the premier international event focused on the latest developments and insights into the physics of high-intensity hadron beams. About 200 scientists, engineers, and industry exhibitors are expected to be in attendance. The workshop consists of plenary sessions, two parallel sessions and poster sessions covering Beam Dynamics in Rings, Beam Dynamics in Linacs, Accelerator Systems, Commissioning and Operations, and Beam Instruments and Interactions. The ICFA HB workshop series originated in 2002 at Fermilab. Previous recent HB workshops were held in Lansing, Michigan (USA), Lund (Sweden) and Daejeon (Korea).

Fermilab, located in Batavia, Illinois, near Chicago, was founded in 1967 as the National Accelerator Laboratory and renamed in honor of Enrico Fermi in 1974. It is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics. Fermilab’s current scientific program is focused on neutrino physics and rare processes. The Main Injector synchrotron produces the world’s most intense high-energy neutrino beam. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment international collaborations, which comprise more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from over 30 countries, are hard at work building a massive neutrino detector in a deep South Dakota mine to find out whether neutrino interactions violate matter-antimatter symmetry. An accelerator upgrade, called PIP-II, will add a new superconducting linac to the Fermilab accelerator chain, dramatically increasing the intensity of its neutrino beam and providing more intense proton beams for future experiments.

The city of Chicago, located on the shore of lake Michigan 30 miles east of Fermilab, overflows with architecture, modern art and fine dining. An abundance of museums and theater companies means that a cultural experience is never hard to find.

Looking forward welcoming you to Fermilab in the fall!

The Organizers