Paris, 26th July 2007
The 12th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors will be held in Paris from 22 to 27 July 2007. It will be the twelfth in a series of bi-annual conferences that bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the latest developments and results and new ideas in the development of cryogenic radiation and particle detectors as well as in the various fields of their application. Starting from initial developments for neutrino physics and dark matter search, discussed by a handful of people at LTD-1 in the Ringberg Castle near Munich in 1987, the field has grown rapidly. Applications include now many topics in fundamental and applied research such as astronomy in a wide range of wavelengths, ever more precise measurements of the cosmic microwave background, dark matter search, nuclear and particle physics, X-ray materials analysis, condensed matter physics or ion and bio-molecule mass spectrometry. Low temperature detectors have become mature and are now indispensible in many of these fields. The internationality of the efforts are demonstrated by the growing number of international collaborations as well as by the locations of the last three LTD workshops on three continents, namely Madison/USA, Genova/Italy and Tokyo/Japan.