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48èmes Journées des Actinides (JdA2018)

The international conference JdA2018 just followed the 12th SPCA, being held in the Hotel Golf Mar, Praia de Porto Novo, Portugal, between 21 and 24 March 2018. It covered all aspects (fundamental and applied) related to the physics and chemistry of the 5f elements, their alloys and compounds. More than seventy experts and young researchers from thirteen American, Asian and European countries participated in this conference, emphasizing the exchanges and discussions on the current issues of the different actinide fields.

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Within the social programme, a visit to Adega Cooperativa da Lourinhã, inserted in the Lourinhã brandy region, one of the three brandy regions in the world with “Denominação de Origem Controlada” (Denomination of Controlled Origin), together with the French “Cognac” and “Armagnac”, took place on Friday after lunch. Friday was also the day of the Conference Dinner, where one Best young research award and two Life-time research awards were given to Dr. Boris Dorado and Professors Peter Rogl and James Tobin, respectively. During the Closing Remarks session three more awards were given, one Best young researcher's oral presentation award and two Best young researcher's poster awards, to the PhD students Evgeny Gerber, Oleksandra Koloskova and Sanjib Chowdhury.

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12th School on the Physics and Chemistry of the Actinides (12th SPCA)

The 12th SPCA was held between 19 and 21 March 2018 in the Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear of Instituto Superior Técnico, located at Bobadela (near Lisboa), Portugal, being organized as a tutorial introductory session to the conference 48èmes Journées des Actinides. Forty participants attended the seventeen lessons of the school, which indeed was an unique opportunity for students (and others) to gain knowledge from international expert master-classes in the various areas of different actinide science aspects. 12th SPCA was a great success, allowing students and young researchers to meet, question and learn from experts in a relaxed and friendly environment.

4th Conference on Small Animal Precision Image-guided Radiotherapy

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The 4th Conference on Small Animal Precision Image-guided Radiotherapy, was held in CTN - Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear of IST, from 12-14 of March. The conference, co-organized by Ana Belchior and Pedro Vaz from C2TN and by Prof. Frank Verhaegen from MaastroClinic in The Netherlands, has proven to be a success on the dissemination and sharing of scientific knowledge, in the promotion of debates, ideas and innovation and in fostering new collaborations. It gathered 90 experts from different fields- biologists, chemists, physicists, physicians, equipment manufacturers, among others, from European countries, USA and Australia, who took this opportunity to discuss the state-of-the-art of inter alia radiotherapy, radiobiology, irradiation facilities, precision engineering, imaging, dose calculation and assessment in pre-clinical studies using small animals. Several researchers from the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and Radiological Protection and Safety Groups from C2TN, took part in the conference, presenting and discussing their work with the all the other participants. The conference ended with the attribution of three awards for Best Young Speaker to Ana Vaniqui, Sophie Dobiash and Ivo Grgic.

More info on the conference web site

The blog of C2TN

In the begining of this year C2TN has launched a Blog, entitled “O αlfaβeto das Radiações” ( the alphabet of radiations). The blog is directed to the average Portuguese, but also to the scientific communities and policy makers in Portugal and abroad. The information shared is about the work developed in C2TN, explained in ways that are simple and accessible to everyone. It is about how our work directly or indirectly impacts society and how it is present in our everyday lives, even if we do not notice it.

And last, but not the least, it is about the people of C2TN.   Our blog is a bridge between C2TN and citizens, making knowledge on ionizing radiation and nuclear technologies reachable to everyone. Check our blog here.

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