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2020

Conferences may be rescheduled due to COVID-19. Please check here for updated meeting dates as they are announced.

December 7-11
AGU 2020. San Francisco, CA, USA. https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting 
 
2021
July 5-9, 2021 [postponed from 2020]
REI-III. 3rd International Radiocarbon in the Environment Conference. Hosted by the Institute of Physics - Centre for Science and Education, Silesian University of Technology, will be held in Gliwice, Poland. The conference website is c14env.polsl.pl
 
August 29-September 3, 2021 [postponed from 2020]
AMS-15. The 15th International Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Conference will be hosted by ANSTO and held in Sydney, Australia. www.ams15.sydney
 
September 13-16, 2021 [postponed from 2020]
14C and Diet. The 3rd Radiocarbon & Diet Conference will be held in Oxford, UK. https://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/.
 
December 13-17
AGU 2021. New Orleans, LA, USAhttps://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting
 
 
2022
March TBA [or 2nd half of 2022; postponed from 2021]
C14-24. The 24th International Radiocarbon Conference. C-Hotel Neve Ilan, Israel. Hosted by D-REAMS: Dangoor Research Accelerator Mass Spectrometer Laboratory, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. More Information & Accessibility Issues: radiocarbon2021@weizmann.ac.il
 
TBA
14C & Archaeology. The 10th Radiocarbon and Archeaology Confernece will be held in Zurich, Switzerland. Further details to be announced.
 
December 12-16
 

NOTICES

Glasgow Radiocarbon Inter-Comparison 2019

Updated 13 March 2020

A message from Marian Scott and Philip Naysmith:

Dear all, Philip and I have now completed all the sample preparation and were in the final stages of arranging their dispatch, however the global CoVid19 situation has accelerated to such an extent, that we have taken the decision to delay sending out our samples which so many people have worked very hard on providing.  We will continue monitoring the situation but realistically, we think that a more realistic deadline for our dispatch is June.  We will of course keep you informed.

We will provide updates through Radiocarbon as we prepare to dispatch the samples. Apologies for the delay.

Marian and Philip

....

The next global radiocarbon inter-comparison is currently being planned, with samples being sourced.  We will distribute the samples by the end of 2019, allowing 6 months for return of the results.  This exercise is for AMS facilities, but we will endeavour, if possible to acquire radiometric samples.

Samples:

All of the samples are natural (wood, bone, peat and grain), some are known age, and overall their age spans approx. 40,000BP to modern.  In the case of peat, the sample will have been pre-treated to humic acid, but other samples will require pre-treatment.

We have designed a study with two groups of samples.  The first group is typical of the samples provided in SIRI, where the volume of material being provided will be sufficient to make a few repeat measurements.  In the second group, we will provide a quantity of material, sufficient to allow AMS labs to run (and report) multiple measurements from different wheels/batches over the space of six months experimental phase.  It is intended that sufficient material will remain to allow labs to use these as internal quality assurance samples.

Why this design?

The purpose of including the first group of samples is to allow each laboratory to quality check (once consensus values and uncertainties have been defined), their laboratory operation at the time of analyses (so a classical round robin trial). The second group of samples provides laboratories with well characterised materials which can function as secondary standards, in sufficient quantity to be run routinely and thus allow assessment of both laboratory precision and accuracy.

What should you do?

If you are interested in taking part and receiving samples, then please email marian.scott@glasgow.ac.uk or philip.naysmith@glasgow. ac.uk.

JOB OPENING

Director at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist
 

The University of Georgia’s (UGA) Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) is seeking a Director at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist. The CAIS is the largest isotope geochemistry/radiocarbon AMS dating facility in the U.S. and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025:2017. CAIS contains state-of-the-art facilities for radiocarbon dating, environmental analyses, food flavor and beverage authenticity testing, and bio-based product testing (https://cais.uga.edu). CAIS’s 40+ scientists collaborate in research and method development, serve the UGA research community and work with worldwide academic institutions, government agencies, and private companies.

 

The Director will oversee scientific, fiscal and regulatory activities, and work closely to develop, refine, and implement a vision for the Center’s continuing growth and preservation of ISO/IEC accreditation. The Director interfaces with the UGA Office of Research for policy, reports, and personnel administration. The Director will have a commitment to a diverse workforce and maintain a high quality of researchers and staff members who are committed to world-class science and technology. The Director provides primary leadership for a robust and technologically advanced research and service center that generates annual revenues of approximately $3M. The Director also ensures that CAIS operates with fiscal and scientific integrity and will be responsible for ensuring that it supports interdisciplinary work at UGA and offers training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. CAIS collaborates with UGA’s Departments of Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Marine Science, Ecology, and Archaeology.

 

For more information go to https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/175843.

 

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WALLY BROECKER

1931-2019

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PAST MEETINGS
2020
May 4-8. Physical event CANCELED, but online activities planned
EGU2020. The physical EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria is canceled due to COVID-19 virus. However, instead EGU is working to provide attendees with a week-long series of online activities to help minimize the impact of COVID-19 on scientific research and collaboration. Please visit https://egu.eu/35K8A4 for more information. 
 
August 26-30. Physical event CANCELED, but online activities planned 
EAA-2020. The European Association of Archaeology will hold its annual meeting in Budapest, August 26-30, 2020. There will be a session on radiocarbon dating and archaeology (session 444). Conference website: https://www.e-a-a.org/covid-19.
 
October 25-28 Physical event CANCELED, but online activities planned 
GSA 2020. The Geological Society of America will convene in Montréal, Québec, Canada. https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2020/home?_zs=NuqWi1&_zl=eCHN6.
 
2019
December 3-6
EA-AMS-8. The 8th East Asia Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Symposium, to be held in Nagoya, Japan. Early registration due September 30, 2019. Abstracts due October 31, 2019. https://www.nendai.nagoya-u.ac.jp/eaams8/.
 
September 21-25
GSA 2019. The annual conference of the American Geological Society will be held in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ), USA. https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2019/home.
 
October 11-18
IBA 2019. The International Conference on Beam Analysis will be held in Antibes, France, on Oct. 13-18. Tutorials will be held Oct. 10-11 in Paris. Abstracts due May 31, 2019. https://www.iba2019.com/The-conference.
 
May 5-10
13th European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Technology (ECAART 13) was held in Split, Croatia (Radisson Blu Hotel). http://ecaart13.irb.hr.
 
May 9-12
Archaeometry 2019 Montreal. 22nd GMPCA Colloquium Conference on Archaeological Sciences. Hosted by Univ. Montreal. https://gmpca.fr/images/GMPCA/doc/2019_GMPCA_1st_circular.pdf
 
May 20-24
Radiocarbon and Archaeology. The 9th International Symposium was held in Athens, Georgia, USA. The conference was sponsored by the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the University of Georgiahttps://www.radiocarbonandarchaeology2019.com. See the flyer here.
 
June 5-7
Methods of Absolute Chronology. The organizers would like to invite anyone practicing, using, applying, analysing, performing, evaluating, doubting, loving - etc. - any chronological tool to the 13th International Conference “Methods of Absolute Chronology”, Tarnowskie Góry, Poland. http://www.carbon14.pl/13thMAC/
 
July 25-31
INQUA 2019. The 20th INQUA Congress will be held in Dublin. Abstracts are due January 9, 2019. www.inqua2019.org.
 
July 29-August 2
CLARa 2019. The first Latin American Radiocarbon Conference (CLARa) will be held in Brazil. Accommodations will be available at the H Niteroi Hotel. Website: http://www.clara2019.com.br/ .
 
2018 25-27 Oct. Mortar Dating International Meeting, Bordeaux, France. MoDIM 2018 continues the 10-year-old tradition of international meetings dedicated to radiocarbon and luminescence dating of archaeological lime mortars and anthropogenic carbonates in general. https://modim2018.sciencesconf.org. France
2018 5-8 Sept. EAA 2018. 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Barcelona, Spain. eaa.klinkhamergroup.com/eaa2018/. Spain
2018 19-24
June
6th International Symposium on Sediment Management. http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1740-i2sm-2018/ Mexico
2018 17-22
June
23rd International Radiocarbon Conference. https://www.ntnu.edu/radiocarbon-2018/home Trondheim
2018

2-22
June

World Dendro. https://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/events/worlddendro2018/. Bhutan
2018 8-13 April

EGU18. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly. https://egu2018.eu/information/general_information.html. 

Vienna

 

2018

19-21 March

Univ. of Oxford. Short Course in Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Chronological Analysis. Link. Oxford, UK
2018 16-18 January CAST General Assembly Meeting.  https://www.projectcast.eu. Lyon, France
2017
20–23 June 2nd International Radiocarbon and Diet Conference Aarhus, Denmark
2017
3–7 July 2nd International Radiocarbon in the Environment Conference Debrecen, Hungary
2017
 

14–18 August

19–20 August

14th International AMS Conference [AMS-14]

Calibration workshop

Ottawa, Canada
2017 11–15 December AGU Fall Meeting New Orleans, USA