Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 15, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
The Radiation Chemistry Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Radiation Chemistry Gordon Research Seminar
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Radiation Chemistry GRS web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Radiation Chemistry: Radiation Driven Processes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Industry focus on the fundamental chemical and physical science of ionizing radiation and their applications. The primary objective of this conference is to catalyze the interchange of new ideas and recent discoveries within the basic radiation sciences of physics, chemistry, and biology, and to facilitate translating this knowledge to applications in medicine and industry.
Capitalizing on its traditional interdisciplinary platform, a major goal of this GRS/GRC is to both educate and promote the next generation of scientists interested in radiation-driven processes. The newly added GRS provides an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to independently organize a meeting that will foster interactions between the young investigators. The GRS, thereby, establishes a camaraderie that extends into the GRC and increases opportunities for young investigators to interact with leaders in all of the radiation science fields. To promote this interaction, the GRC features a "Young Investigators Session" that is designed to showcase early career scientists by giving them an opportunity to present and discuss their work with a diverse audience populated with leaders in fields that span all of the radiation sciences.
The GRS is held 1 day prior to the GRC and will have 4 sessions that encompass a minimum of 4 topics selected from the proffered abstracts to complement and augment the topics presented during the GRC. The GRC will cover 9 general topics: Challenges in the Nuclear Power Industry, Nanoparticles and Radiation, Track Structure and Modeling, Low Energy Electron Radiolysis, Heavy Ion Therapy and Protection, Polymer and Composites Radiolysis, Fast Kinetics in Radiation Chemistry, Radiolysis of Macromolecules, and the "Young Investigator" session.
A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders, where known, are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by March 13, 2014. Please check back for updates.
- Challenges in the Nuclear Power Industry
(TBA / Dave Showsmith / Melissa Denecke)
- Nanoparticles and Radiation
(TBA / Hynd Remita / Fred Currell / Sudipta Seal)
- Young Investigators
(TBA / TBA)
- Low Energy Electron Radiolysis
(TBA / Elahe Alizadeh / Slywia Ptasinska / Bernd Winter)
- Heavy Ion Therapy and Protection
(TBA / Karen Kirby / Gerard Baldacchino)
- Track Structure and Modeling
(TBA / Zdenka Kuncic / Mathieu Karamitros)
- Polymer and Composite Radiolysis
(TBA / Mohamad Al-Sheikhly / Marie Claude Clochard)
- Fast Kinetics in Radiation Chemistry
(TBA / Yosuke Katsumura / Mehran Mostavi / Kenji Takahashi)
- Radiolysis of Macromolecules
(TBA / Peter O'Neill / Krzysztof Bobrowski)