9th AMS Conference at Nagoya University Center for Chronological Research
September, 9-13, 2002
Following the AMS-9 ballot conducted by Prof. Walter Kutschera and his colleagues of the Vienna AMS group, we, Japanese AMS groups, are selected to organize the AMS-9. We are honored to host the AMS-9 and would like to do our best to make it a fruitful and enjoyable conference.
Participants to AMS conferences are increasing rapidly and the number was more than 300 at the AMS-8 in 1999. This suggests that technical developments are running faster and applications in various fields are becoming more and more important. We may expect more than 300 attendees to the AMS-9.
Japanese participation into AMS studies is not late. Both tandem facilities of the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University started their research on AMS in 1980. The studies were aimed to detect 3H, 10Be, 14C. Finally, routine 10Be measurements were started at the University of Tokyo in 1982. In addition, a GIC Tandetron was installed at Nagoya University in 1981-1982, and routine 14C dating was started in 1983. As the result of the 20-year-long history, more and more members in AMS application researches are enjoying wonderful fruits of AMS technology and eight AMS facilities are running their own ways in Japan.
It may needless to mention that Chinese AMS groups have marked a great success in the chronological research of their archeological properties. A new AMS facility with a HVEE Tandetron accelerator has been established for 14C dating applications at Seoul National University, Korea.
Eight previous AMS conferences were held in USA, Switzerland, Canada, France, Australia, and the latest one in Austria. No AMS conference has been hosted in Asia before, so it is a good opportunity for the East Asian AMS teams to present achievements in their home ground. We, the Japanese AMS research groups, are honored to host the AMS-9 in Japan.
The purpose of the Conference is to assess, exchange and share our most recent development of AMS techniques, both AMS machines and the preparation of samples, as well as new findings in a variety of application fields. To achieve this objective, in addition to the main Conference that will cover all kinds of subject, pre- and post-conference workshops will be organized, in which several topics will be discussed in detail. Some of the workshops can possibly be hosted by AMS groups in China and Korea.
Dates and Locations
The Conference will be held for 5 days from September 9 to 13 (Monday to Friday) in 2002. The main venue for the Conference is Nagoya University locating eastern rim of Nagoya City, about 450 km west from Tokyo, almost 2 hours by the bullet train (shinkansen), and about 200 km east from Kyoto, less than one hour by the bullet train.
The possible satellite venues for workshops and laboratory tours are Kyoto University, Tono Geoscience Center, University of Tokyo, and National Institute for Environmental Studies.
The tentative schedule of the Conference is as follows:
- April 2001: Distribution of the 1st circular
- September 2001: Distribution of the 2nd circular
- May 2002: Deadline for submission of abstracts, hotel reservation and registration
- July 2002: Final announcement of the conference
- September 2002: 9th AMS International Conference
- October 2002: Deadline for submission of manuscripts
Registration Fees and Accommodations
Registration fees could be similar to those of the previous AMS conferences (in case of Vienna, 5400 ATS for normal participants in case of paying in advance). As for accommodations, university gust house can be available at the rates from US$30 to US$40, preferably for young scientists, though the number of rooms is less than 30. Hotels in the downtown area are available at reasonable prices. Details will be announced in future correspondence.
Expression of Interests in Conference
If you are interested in receiving future circulars concerning AMS-9, please send information regarding (1)your name, (2)affiliation, (3)e-mail address, (4)phone and fax numbers and (5)mailing address to the conference secretariat either by e-mail, fax or post. Using e-mail for all correspondence is preferable.
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Prof. Toshio Nakamura, The Conference Chairperson
Center for Chronological Research, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ward, Nagoya 464-8602 Japan
Useful web links
Visits to Japanese AMS laboratories are possible through the following web links.
- Tandem AMS facility, The University of Tokyo
- Nagoya University
- Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC)
- Tandem facility, Univ. of Tsukuba
- National Museum of Japanese History
An excellent guide to Nagoya city is available through the following web links.
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