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Vol. 35 No. 1
January-February 2013

Where 2B &Y | Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Pittcon, Chemical Heritage, and Instrumentation Innovation

17–21 March 2013, Philadelphia

For the first time, Pittcon, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for the laboratory sciences will be held in Philadelphia, March 17–21, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For the past 13 years, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has partnered with Pittcon to produce a historical depiction of the importance of scientific instrumentation to the chemical and molecular sciences. This joint effort is the renowned Pittcon Hall of Fame to which all Pittcon attendees have access. This year, as a salute to the 100th year anniversary of mass spectrometry, the CHF will have an enhanced presence at Pittcon 2013. An instrumentation museum, which will be located in the main registration area, will feature an original copy of J. J. Thomson’s Monograph that initiated the birth of mass spectrometry. A complementary display will include a collection of mass spec components and instruments such as a miniature Nier mass spectrometer and vacuum tubes to the modern day hand held instruments that service a variety of applications from airport security to space exploration to the modern operating room.

In addition, CHF will be presenting a symposium, Instrumentation Innovation: A Personal History of Instruments and Innovation, which will include presentations by David Brock (Instruments, Automation, Bits, and Palm Trees: Instrumentation Firms and the Early Computer Industry; Rosie Cook (More Than Black Boxes—Using Instruments to Tell the Personal Side of Chemistry); and Davis Baird (Engineering Realities: Ometric, the University of South Carolina and the Birth of a New Measurement Technology).

Pittcon attendees will be encouraged to visit the Chemical Heritage Foundation as part of CHF’s extended hours during conference week.

Pittcon registration is only $130 before February 18 ($260 after 2/18) which includes unlimited access to the exposition floor, technical program, Conferee Networking, and all event amenities. www.pittcon.org.

www.pittcon.org/exposition/chemical-heritage-foundation


 

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