Missions of the laboratory

  • TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND TECHING IN THE FIELD OF MEDICAL PHYSICS, WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON ADVANCES IN PRE-CLINICAL RADIOTHERAPY FOR A WIDE RANGE OF BEAM MODALITES, FROM ESTABLISHED CONVENTIONAL SOURCES OF PHOTONS AND HADRONS UP TO LASER-BASED SYSTEMS
         

ACTIONS

Applied biomedical Research:

• Dosimetry and beam monitoring
• Medical imaging
• Treatment planning and plan adaptation
• Monte-Carlo simulations
• Laser ion acceleration

Fundamental Research:

• Nuclear science
• R&D towards a nuclear frequency standard: study of the exotic nucleus 229mTh.

Innovation activities:

• Detector development for medical imaging and beam monitoring
• Technologies for laser-driven proton acceleration for bio-medical applications

Services:

• Hosting students in the framework of Erasmus and Marie-Curie programs
• Workshops, networking activities
• Expertise in the fi elds of the above listed research areas
• Translational research in collaboration with industrial partners

KEY DATA (2016)

• Staff: Professors/Lecturers: 4, Staff/Postdocs: 7, PhD students: 23, MSc students: 17

Scientific Production: ca. 40 publications in refereed journals and ca. 25 conference proceedings per year, 55 PhD and MSc theses completed since 2012, organization of international workshops

Developmental projects:
- Compton camera for in-vivo ion beam monitoring in particle therapy
- Ion based imaging
- High-power laser-driven ion acceleration research infrastructure
- EU, DFG, BMBF projects
- DFG Cluster of Excellence
- Coordination of European networking activity
 
 
         
Double-sided silicon strip detector with
signal readout acting as scatter component of the
LMU Comptoncamera
prototype
Rozwiń

PD Dr. Peter G. Thirolf
mail: Peter.Thirolf@lmu.de


Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi
mail: Katia.Parodi@lmu.de

Contact:

Ludwig-Maximilians - Universität München
Faculty of Physics, Department of Medical Physics
Am Coulombwall 1 - 85748 Garching, Germany