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Chemistry International
Vol. 24, No. 3
May 2002


Conference Announcements

The Second Pan-European Younger Chemists’ Conference
30 September–2 October 2002, Heidelberg, Germany

A meeting of Younger European Chemists (up to age 35) will be held 30 September-2 October 2002 in Heidelberg, Germany. This is an event of the High-Level Scientific Conference Programme of the European Commission. It is the second in what will hopefully become an annual series. The first meeting took place in London in July 2001.

Chemistry will be interpreted broadly for the meeting —not only chemical science of all sorts but also some chemical engineering and technology. A principal aim is to bring European younger chemists working in research and R&D of all types together not only from EC countries but also from other European countries, thus encouraging greater interaction, networking, novel collaborations, and increased European harmony.

The core aspects of the conference are posters and talks by Europe’s younger chemists. Keynote speakers include Harry Kroto, Jean-Marie Lehn, and the top research director of BASF. The Europa Medal and £500 Prize for Chemistry will be awarded at the conference. There will be an afternoon visit to BASF in Ludwigshafen as well.

The conference is being sponsored by Younger Chemists’ Committee of the Heidelberg Branch of the German Chemical Society; BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany; and the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom.

Contact: Dr. Eric Wharton, SET for Europe, Place Cottage, 1 The Green, Chilton, Didcot, OXON, OX11OSD, United Kingdom, Tel.: +44 (0) 1235 832335, Fax: +44 (0) 1235 820686, E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]


Plutonium Futures—The Science 2003
6–10 July 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

This conference, third in a series organized by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, will provide an international forum for presentation and discussion of current research on plutonium and other actinide elements. A number of issues surrounding plutonium and the actinides deserve and receive significant international attention, including the safe storage and long-term management of weapons materials and the management of large inventories of actinides from nuclear power generation. The conference will provide opportunities to examine present knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of plutonium and other actinides in complex media and materials and to discuss the current and emerging science (chemistry, physics, materials science, nuclear science, and environmental effects) of plutonium and actinides relevant to enhancing global nuclear security.

The scientific program will consist of invited plenary and keynote lectures followed by presentations of invited and contributed papers. The plenary sessions will include participation by policy makers as well as scientific leaders. Scientists, engineers, and students from throughout the world are encouraged to participate and make technical contributions. Anticipated conference technical sessions will cover: materials science; nuclear fuels; condensed matter physics; actinides in the environment; separations, detection, and analysis; processing; storage, disposal, and waste; and novel plutonium/ actinide compounds and complexes.

Participation by young scientists is encouraged. The registration fee will be waived for all students and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, financial assistance for travel expenses is available for students and postdoctoral fellows who present papers. See the conference web site. There will be a half-day introductory tutorial session on actinide science for students and non-specialists on Sunday afternoon before the start of the conference.

Contact: Plutonium Futures–The Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nuclear Materials Technology Division, P.O. Box 1663, MS E500, Los Alamos, NM, USA 87545 Tel.: +1 505 667-7753 Fax: +1 505 667 6569 E-mail: [email protected]


Conference Announcements in Brief

27-31 July 2002
43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of
Pharmacognosy and 3rd Monroe Wall Symposium,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Dr. Ramesh C. Pandey, General-Chair, Xechem
International, Inc., 100 Jersey Avenue, B-310, New
Brunswick, NJ, 08901 USA
Tel.: +1 732 247 3300
Fax: +1 732 247 4090
E-mail: [email protected]

1-4 September 2002
13th International Symposium on Capillary
Electroseparation Techniques (ITP 2002), Helsinki, Finland.
Prof. Marja-Liisa Riekkola
Tel.: + 358 9 191 50252
Fax: + 358 9 191 50253
E-mail: [email protected]

Solar Energy and Photochemistry
23-28 February 2003
The 7th International Conference on Solar Energy and Applied Photochemistry [SOLAR ‘03] and the 4th International Training Workshop on Environmental Photochemistry, [ENPHO ‘03], Luxor, Egypt.
Professor M.S.A. Abdel-Mottaleb
Tel.: 002012 216 9584 (cellular)
Fax: 00201 634 7683 or 00202 484 5941
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]





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