50 Years of Discovery at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory


Countdown to Edwards50


2021 marks half a century of discovery at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory (EAL), with first design-voltage operations in 1971. Since its inception, the EAL has made major scientific contributions to nuclear structure, astrophysics, applications, and instrumentation, as well as to material sciences and engineering. For the past 30 years, EAL research has been bolstered by the collaborative environment fostered within the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP). Join past and present EAL and INPP researchers September 24-25 2021 on the campus of Ohio University to celebrate 50 years of discovery at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory!


Edwards50 will be held in Walter Hall on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, USA.

Parking for meeting attendees is available in the lot adjacent to Walter Hall. This is lot 134 on the campus parking map. For parking on Friday, we will provide you a parking permit upon arrival that you must place on your car.

Lodging is available at the Ohio University Inn, located 0.5mi south of Walter Hall, for $129/room/night. Reservations can be made by phone or online. By phone, call (866-593-6661) and ask for the "Edwards Accelerator Lab 50th Anniversary" group block (Group #21092450TH). Online, visit this link and enter Group Code 21092450TH.

The group rate is available for 3 days before and 3 days after the block dates, September 24-25 2021. Reservations must be made prior to Friday August 22, 2021 in order to receive the discounted rate.

The Edwards 50 program is below. You can view the Edwards 50 program in a separate window here.

Virtual Option

For those who cannot join us in person, there will be a live-stream on YouTube. The playlist with links to the meeting sessions can be found here.

  • Local Organizers:
    • Daniel Phillips [Contact: phillid1(at)ohio(dot)edu]
    • Carl Brune
    • Zach Meisel

Important Dates

Edwards50 meeting starts (2:30pm)
Edwards50 meeting ends (12:50pm)

Check back for more information (last update 17 September 2021).
Questions can be addressed to phillid1(at)ohio(dot)edu.