About the Workshop

The programme is now available (click here)
The workshop begins 11am on Tuesday 18 Dec and finishes by lunchtime the next day. 

The UK Positron Workshop is the gathering of the UK community of researchers interested in the fundamental aspects and applications of low-energy positrons, positronium and antihydrogen.

It is held annually, though in some years is superseded by a larger positron conference, when the latter is held in the UK (e.g., by the International Conference on Positron Annihilation which took place on 19-24 August 2012 in Bristol, or the Symposium on Antimatter and its Applications that was held in Swansea in 2015).

The Workshop is usually organised by one of the positron/antimatter research groups and travels around the UK. Past meetings took place in Bath, Belfast, Bristol, Dundee, Nottingham, Swansea and at UCL in London. Research in positron physics and chemistry and their applications is also carried out in Cambridge, Lancaster, Aberdeen, and Imperial College.

In 2018 the UK Positron Workshop is organised by Dermot Green and Gleb Gribakin from Queen’s University, and will be held in Belfast, beginning Tuesday 18 December 2018.

The venue of the Workshop is Queen’s University Belfast, with talks to be held in the Mathematics and Physics (“MAP”) Teaching Building, located just behind the main quadrangle (see map on the Travel page).

Previous UK Positron Workshops (and related meetings)

  • Learned Society of Wales Symposium on Antimatter and its Applications, Swansea University, 2015
  • Queen’s University, Belfast, 2013
  • Swansea University, 2010
  • Bristol University, 2008
  • Dundee University, 2006
  • University of Bath, 2005
  • Queen’s University, Belfast, 2004
  • University College London, 2003
  • University of Nottingham, 2002
  • University of Wales Swansea, 2001
  • University of Bristol, 1996
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, 1995
  • University of East Anglia, 1993
  • University College London, April 1991


The meeting is supported by the UK EPSRC and Queen’s University Belfast