XIV International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics

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VUV14 - Satellite Workshop

VUV-Sat: A satellite workshop to be held in association with VUV14

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VUV-Sat: A satellite workshop to be held in association with VUV14

First Announcement.

The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics (VUV14) is to be held in Cairns, Australia from July 19 - 23, 2004.

An informal, satellite workshop is being arranged at the University of Melbourne for the period July 12-13. This timing has been chosen to make it possible for overseas visitors to visit colleagues in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney or Brisbane before the start of VUV14, or to provide an opportunity for them to sample some of the tourist attractions of eastern Australia. (Melbourne is 4 hours by air south of Cairns). Many international airfares permit side trips within Australia at little or no additional cost.

The workshop program will highlight a sub-set of the topics included within VUV14. To encourage personal interactions, it will consist of oral presentations only; there will be no parallel sessions.

Offers of contributions in the following areas in particular are invited:

Atomic and Molecular Science Surface Science

VUV and soft X-ray Spectroscopy Magnetism

Instrumentation, Detectors Novel light Sources


University of Melbourne at 151 Barry Street Carlton


A Registration desk with light refreshments provided will operate on the Sunday evening (July 11th). Registration will also be available from 8.00 on the 13th.

On both Monday and Tuesday it is expected that plenary sessions will be organised as follows:

9.00 – 10.40


11.00 – 12.40


14.00 – 15.40


16.00 – 17.40


  1. Rydges Carlton Hotel offers a special workshop rate to participants. At 701 Swanson Street, this hotel is a short walk from the conference venue.

Room Only A$125

Single rate with breakfast A$138

Twin rate with breakfast A$149

Please apply directly to hotel, mentioning VUV-sat. Amanda_Robinson@rydges.com

(b) St Mary’s College of the University, offers student type accommodation, including breakfast at the rate of A$ per night. Contact:

  1. Melbourne is a large city of some 3M inhabitants and consequently

has a wide range of accommodation. Those wishing to make alternative arrangements may find the following web site of value:


A search of either the “Central City” or “Carlton” areas is suggested.

(A$ = US$ 0.76 as at 21 Jan 2004)

Workshop Dinner.

It is planned to hold a Dinner at Rydges Hotel on the Monday evening (July 13th). Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and a 3-course meal with wine is proposed at a cost of A$75 per person.

Registration fee.

A fee of A$100 per participant will be charged to cover the cost of abstract booklet production, venue hire costs and the provision of morning and afternoon coffee etc. No payment is required at this time.

Lunches will be available at cost within the workshop venue.

Expression of Interest.

Please e-mail the following pro-forma to:


to indicate your interest in attending the workshop, if you have not previously been contacted. It may be necessary to limit attendance to approximately 100 to protect the informal nature of the event.

VUV-sat. July 13th, 14th 2004

I anticipate attending the workshop VUV-sat in Melbourne and offer a paper entitled:



e-mail address:

I expect to attend the workshop dinner. Yes No

All visitors to Australia require a VISA. Please consult the following web site for further information:


A useful site describing tourist activities in Melbourne and the State of Victoria is:


Comments, Queries?

Please e-mail this pro-forma to:



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