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The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics
Cairns, Australia, July 19 - 23, 2004
http://VUV14.anu.edu.au
Supported by:
The Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian Synchrotron
Project, Australian Institute of Physics
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
Background
The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum-Ultraviolet Radiation Physics (VUV14) will be
held in Cairns, Australia, from 19-23 July, 2004. This continues the forty-year history of the VUV conference
series which began in Los Angeles, USA, in 1962, and is now run triennially, with the most recent
conference (VUV13) held in Trieste, Italy, in 2001. VUV14 marks the first time that the VUV series has
visited the Southern Hemisphere. The VUV conferences bring together physicists, engineers, chemists,
biologists, technologists, and others concerned with the production and applications of VUV and (soft)
X-ray radiation over many subfields. The VUV conferences are the premier conferences worldwide in
the VUV and soft X-ray range, and cover synchrotron, laser, and other applications in this region.
Scope
The traditional scope of the VUV conferences is as follows: "The conferences encompass all aspects of
theoretical and experimental studies of the interaction of ultraviolet and soft X-ray radiation with matter over
a photon-energy range from 5 eV to several keV. Relevant areas of research include atomic and molecular
physics, materials sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and the novel instrumentation required to conduct
such research. The major tools of investigation such as synchrotron radiation, lasers, laboratory sources,
and plasma sources are important topics, as are the associated optics, technology, and analytical techniques."
In the case of VUV14, the photon-energy range will be treated more liberally. In particular, contributions
are encouraged which involve harder X-rays or the applications of synchrotron radiation in the IR. In
addition, theoretical contributions are particularly welcome.
Broad topics will include, but are not limited to:
Astronomical applications
Atomic and Molecular Science
Biological and medical applications
Coherence
Condensed matter science
Environmental and atmospheric applications
Instrumentation, Detectors
IR spectroscopy
Magnetism
Microscopy, tomography
Nonlinear and fast-timing spectroscopies
Novel light sources
Synchrotron and laser sources
Surface science
Technological applications
VUV and soft X-ray spectroscopy
VUV and soft X-ray standards
X-ray scattering
X-ray structural studies
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The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics
Cairns, Australia, July 19 - 23, 2004
http://VUV14.anu.edu.au
Supported by:
The Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian Synchrotron
Project, Australian Institute of Physics
Location and Venue
Location
Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland, in the north-eastern corner of the Australian continent.
With its mountain backdrop and ocean views, Cairns is world-renowned for its pristine natural beauty
and attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and World-Heritage-listed rainforests. Cairns is serviced
by an international airport and has regular direct flights from many Asian and Pacific locations.
Venue
The conference will be held in the Cairns Convention Centre, located in the heart of Cairns and close to
major hotels. This purpose-built centre, opened in July 1996, has been voted as one of the world's top
ten international convention centres.
Important Dates
Second Announcement and Call for Papers: November 30, 2003
Receipt of Abstracts: February 15, 2004
Abstract Acceptance: March 31, 2004
Early Registration: April 15, 2004
Final Program: June 15, 2004
Proceedings Papers: July 19, 2004 (At VUV14)
Please email vuv14@anu.edu.au to ensure receipt of the second announcement.
Meeting Format
The format of the technical sessions will follow the best of previous conferences, offering both oral
(plenary, invited, and contributed) and poster sessions, over a 4.5-day program. Parallel oral sessions
will be held on most days, including a session on the Australian Synchrotron and its applications. The
official language of the meeting will be English.
Proceedings
The conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Electron
Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena.
Proceedings Guest Editor: Anatoli Kheifets, Australia
Elsevier Handling Editor: Adam Hitchcock, Canada
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The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics
Cairns, Australia, July 19 - 23, 2004
http://VUV14.anu.edu.au
Supported by:
The Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian Synchrotron
Project, Australian Institute of Physics
Equipment Exhibition and Sponsorship
An equipment exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference. Exhibits will be prominently
located in the poster display area. Morning and afternoon teas will also be served in this area, providing
maximum exposure for exhibitors. A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages is available. Interested
parties should contact the Conference Secretariat or visit the conference Website for further
details. http://vuv14.anu.edu.au
Conference Organisation
Conference Chairman
Brenton Lewis,
Research School of Physical Sciences
and Engineering,
The Australian National University,
Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Email: vuv14@anu.edu.au
Professional Conference Organiser
Barry Neame, CONSEC, ACT
Satellite Meeting
A satellite meeting will be held in Melbourne
in July, 2004 (Details to be advised). For
further information, contact:
Frank Larkins,
Department of Chemistry,
University of Melbourne,
Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Ph: +61 3 8344 4179
Fax: +61 3 9347 6883
Email: f.larkins@unimelb.edu.au
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The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics
Cairns, Australia, July 19 - 23, 2004
http://VUV14.anu.edu.au
Supported by:
The Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian Synchrotron
Project, Australian Institute of Physics
International Advisory Board
Shigemasa Suga, Japan (Chairman)
Efim Gluskin, USA (Secretary)
Sergei Bobashev, Russia
C. T. Chen, Taiwan
Wolfgang Eberhardt, Germany
Adam Hitchcock, Canada
Vadim Ivanov, Russia
Peter Johnson, USA
Frank Larkins, Australia
Colin Latimer, UK
Giorgio Margaritondo, Switzerland
Paul Morin, France
Joseph Nordgren, Sweden
Se-Jung Oh, South Korea
Paolo Perfetti, Italy
Kazuhiko Seki, Japan
Eric Shirley, USA
Bernd Sonntag, Germany
D. Phil Woodruff, UK
Akira Yagishita, Japan
Zhang Xinyi, China
Honorary members
Keith Codling, UK
Takehiko Ishii, Thailand
Jim Samson, UK
Toshihiko Sasaki, Japan
Kai Siegbahn, Sweden
David Shirley, USA
International Program Committee
John West, UK (Chairman)
Harald Ade, USA
Lorenzo Avaldi, Italy
Nora Berrah, USA
Jean-Marc Bizau, France
Juan-Carlos Campuzano, USA
John Costello, Ireland
Gerson de Souza, Brazil
David Ederer, USA
John Eland, UK
Charles Fadley, USA
Wendy Flavell, UK
Paul Hatherly, UK
Ulrich Heinzmann, Germany
John Hepburn, Canada
Franz Himpsel, USA
Yeukuang Hwu, Taiwan
Chris Jacobsen, USA
Akito Kakizaki, Japan
Leif Karlsson, Sweden
Tsuneharu Koide, Japan
Nobuhiro Kosugi, Japan
Guy Le Lay, France
Dennis Lindle, USA
Laurence Malegat, France
Steve Manson, USA
Koichiro Mitsuke, Japan
Alexander Moewes, Canada
Nils Martensson, Sweden
Keith Nugent, Australia
Howard Padmore, USA
Piero Pianetta, USA
Giorgio Rossi, Italy
Albert Stolow, Canada
Roger Stockbauer, USA
Stefano Stranges, Italy
Masaki Taniguchi, Japan
Kyoshi Ueda, Japan
Eberhard Umbach, Germany
Bonnie Wallace, UK
Francois Wuilleumier, France
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The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics
Cairns, Australia, July 19 - 23, 2004
http://VUV14.anu.edu.au
Supported by:
The Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian Synchrotron
Project, Australian Institute of Physics
Local Organising Committee
Brenton Lewis, ANU (Chairman)
Ken Baldwin, ANU (Treasurer)
Steve Cavanagh, ANU
Dudley Creagh, University of Canberra
Richard Garrett, ASRP/ANSTO
Steve Gibson, ANU
Chris Glover, ANU
Anatoli Kheifets, ANU
Mitsu Kono, ANU
Frank Larkins, University of Melbourne
Barry Neame, CONSEC
Mark Ridgway, ANU
Tim Senden, ANU
Maarten Vos, ANU
Erich Weigold, ANU
John West, Daresbury Laboratories, UK
Tim Wetherell, ANU
Contact Details
All official correspondence should be directed through CONSEC at the following:
Mail: VUV14 Secretariat, CONSEC,
PO Box 3127, Belconnen Delivery Centre,
ACT 2617, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6251 0675
Fax: +61 2 6251 0672
Email: vuv14@consec.com.au
Web: http://vuv14.anu.edu.au