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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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2021

July 5-9 [Online. Postponed from 2020]
RIE-III. The 3rd International Radiocarbon in the Environment Conference was hosted by the Institute of Physics - Centre for Science and Education, Silesian University of Technology and held onine. The conference website is c14env.polsl.pl. Click on the RIE-III tab at the top of this webpage for manuscript submission information. Proceedings manuscript submissions are due Dec. 20, 2021. Click on the tab at the top-left of the Radiocarbon.org menu for proceedings details.
 
November 7-19 [Online. Postponed from 2020]
AMS-15. The 15th International Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Conference will be hosted by ANSTO from Sydney, Australia. Abstracts due August 21, 2021. Uploaded material will be available to participants until January 14, 2022. FInd details at www.ams15sydney.com.
 
December 13-17 
AGU 2021. New Orleans, LA, USAhttps://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting
 
 
2022
April 3-8
EGU22. Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. www.egu22.eu
 
June/July TBA
Methods of Absolute Chronology 14th International Conference. Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Physics (CSE), Gliwice, Poland. First announcement expected in September 2021.
 
September 10-16 
24th Radiocarbon *and* 10th 14C & Archaeology. The 10th Radiocarbon and Archeaology Confernece and 24th International Radiocarbon Conference will be held jointly in Zurich, Switzerland. Organized by ETH Zurich and Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. 
 
December 12-16
 
[To be determined. Postponed from 2020]
14C and Diet III. The 3rd Radiocarbon & Diet Conference will be held in Oxford, UK. https://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/.
2023
July 13-20
INQUA XXI. Rome. Hosted by Sapienza University of Rome and National Research Council (CNR). Main theme: a Mediterranean Perspective on Quaternary Sciences. Venue: Sapienza University main campus (Città Universitaria), Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome, Italy. http://www.inquaroma2023.it/.
 
Summer?
CLARa II. The 2nd Latin American Radiocarbon Conference, CLARa 2023, will be organized by the AMS Laboratory (LEMA) of the Institute of Physics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in the mythical Historical Center of Mexico City.
 
2024
September 
RIE-IV. Lecce, Italy. The 4th International Radiocarbon in the Environment Conference will be hosted by Gianluca Quarta, Lucio Calcagnile, and team from the University of Salento in Lecce, southern Italy.
 

NOTICES

Glasgow Radiocarbon Inter-Comparison 2021

Updated 6 July 2021

A message from Marian Scott and Philip Naysmith:

The next global radiocarbon inter-comparison was planned for 2019 but was delayed due to the Covid pandemic.   We are now ready to dispatch the samples (at last). Samples will be sent in in the next few weeks (using a courier), with 6 months for return of the results.  This exercise is for AMS facilities, but we will endeavour, to send a smaller number of radiometric -size 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 the six months experimental phase.  It is intended that sufficient material will remain to allow labs to use these as internal quality assurance samples.

What should you do?

If you have not already done so and you are interested in receiving samples, then please email marian.scott@glasgow.ac.uk or philip.naysmith@glasgow. ac.uk.

 

JOB OPENINGS

UC Irvine

Research specialist position opportunity - MIni CArbon DAting System (MICADAS) for Climate Change and Air Quality Research


The W. M. Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (KCCAMS) facility at the University of California, Irvine is expanding its analytical capabilities, including the detection of radiocarbon (14C) in microgram-sized samples, with the addition of a MIni CArbon DAting System (MICADAS) to support climate change and air quality research. The MICADAS will be accompanied by multiple devices that facilitate the direct injection of CO2 to the spectrometer and the automated production of graphite targets. Funding for instrumentation and a new specialist has been granted by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Please apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF07223 with a detailed CV, a statement that outlines research experience, skills, and interests, and mentoring experience, and a list of 3-5 references (please do not solicit letters). 

 

uOttawa Lalonde AMS facility

The André E. Lalonde AMS national facility at the University of Ottawa has an open position for a Research Scientist in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Physics and Applications. The position is broadly defined, however, the maintenance, development and improvement of two AMS systems (HVE and brand spankin’ new MICADAS) in support of the AEL-AMS strategic plan is required. Expertise in future development of our 3MV HVE system for the measurement of actinides and cosmogenic isotopes is preferable. 

Please see the link below for more information and to apply:

Research Scientist (Open Rank), Center for Applied Isotope Studies Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory

The University of Georgia’s (UGA) Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) seeks to hire a research scientist at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist in the Radiocarbon Dating group with expertise in chemistry and geochemistry to join the laboratory.  This is a non-tenure track faculty position on UGA’s Research Scientist track (https://research.uga.edu/research-scientists/). The incumbent will be a member of the UGA CAIS Research Scientist faculty. 

The Radiocarbon Dating group conducts radiocarbon AMS and stable isotope ratio analyses for researchers around the world.  The laboratory serves to promote the CAIS missions of enhancing the global reputation of UGA as a research institution, providing quality analytical services to researchers, and preparing Georgia students for STEM careers. The lab is a fee-for-service analytical testing facility serving the UGA research community and external clientele including, but not limited to, academic institutions, government agencies, and private companies worldwide. The successful candidate will be involved in sample preparation, method development, client communication, data analysis, and report preparation. The incumbent will work closely with clients and collaborators to develop tailored methods and novel approaches in the areas of stable isotope geochemistry, paleodietary studies, radiocarbon dating, and other analytical methods. The appointee is also expected to establish independence in research design and execution and publish in peer-reviewed literature. The duties also involve management of analytical projects and laboratory staff; creating reports and invoicing clients for services; tracking laboratory budget and expenditures and pursuing external funding.

The preferred qualifications are a PhD in chemistry/geochemistry or related fields plus 5 years of experience in geochemistry laboratory operation, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing the instrumentation.  Background in preparing and analyzing samples for radiocarbon dating. The successful candidate will have effective interpersonal skills; excellent oral communication and ability to present the results of research in scientific conferences; excellent written communication and ability to write proposals for external funding; ability to supervise students and technicians.

The application packet should include a cover letter, a current Resume/CV, a writing sample and contact information for three references. Complete applications should be submitted online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/214741. Direct questions to Dr. Ravi Prasad, PhD. (chair of search committee) at gvrp@uga.edu.  Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by 10/15/2021 however, screening will continue until the position is filled.  Proposed start date will be on or after 1/1/2022.

 

Please contact kimelliott (at) email.arizona.edu to add your job listing. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for daily updates @14Cjournal.

 

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PAST MEETINGS

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
 
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