29 No. 5
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||Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.
3–8 August 2008
The series of International Conferences on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCTs) have been held under the auspices of IUPAC since 1969, rotating between Europe, North America, and Asia. The first conference, held in Warsaw, Poland, in 1969, was named the 1st International Conference on Calorimetry and Thermodynamics. Now, the circle has been closed as the 20th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, 3–8 August 2008, will again be held in Warsaw. The 20th ICCT will be organized under the auspices of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics.
The 20th ICCT will cover a broad scope of issues related to chemical thermodynamics, both experimental and theoretical. The conference will be opened by two introductory general lectures. One will be devoted to the actual theoretical problems in chemical thermodynamics as seen from a physicist point of view and the other one to the recent and prospective industrial applications of chemical thermodynamics. The scientific program will host symposia and workshops ranging from classical subjects such as molecular energetics to ionic liquids and supercritical phase equilibria, to the most recent topics, such as thermodynamic approaches to nanotechnologies and nanodevices and environmental thermodynamics.
The program will include major award lectures, plenary lectures, invited lectures, oral presentations, poster papers, database and software demonstrations, and scientific exhibitions. Among the highlights of the program are the Rossini Lecture, the highest award of the ICCT. The recipient of the 2008 Rossini Lectureship Award is Jürgen Gmehling of the University of Oldenburg, Germany (see Wire section, p. 17).
The 20th ICCT will be hosted in the Gromada conference center, which offers in one location everything that is needed for a good conference (air conditioned conference facilities, hotel rooms at varied prices). Located in a green area near the airport, it offers easy access to downtown Warsaw, which offers a number of interesting excursions. Tourists can learn more about Chopin and hear his famous music.
The opening session will feature two plenary
- Wolfgang Arlt (Erlangen)—on recent and prospective industrial applications of chemical thermodynamics
- Robert Hołyst (Warsaw)—on current theoretical problems in chemical thermodynamics
See Mark Your Calendar for contact information.
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