Chemistry International
Vol. 22, No.2, March 2000

2000, Vol. 22
No. 2 (March)
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Conference Announcements


6th World Congress on Environmental Health

5 - 9 June 2000,
Oslo, Norway

This meeting, held on behalf of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) has the theme ìHealthy EnvironmentsóThe Local Challengeî. It will offer a comprehensive professional program and an exhibition covering key issues concerning environmental health in the 21st century. A variety of social activities will add a creative framework for a meeting place for professionals, experts, and scientists; politicians and decision makers of various sectors and levels; and grassroots workers, activists, and other local partners involved in the design and implementation of strategies, concepts, and projects associated with environmental health. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 September 1999.

For further information, contact Østein Peder Solevåg, Senior Executive Officer, Norwegian Board of Health, P. O. Box 8128, Dep, N-0032 Oslo, Norway; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +47 22 24 90 74; Fax: +47 22 24 95 91; Web sites: and


17th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS 2000)\

20 - 25 August 2000
Beijing, China

This conference, to be held at Peking University, will address all topics related to advances in Raman spectroscopy and Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering. Manufacturers of Raman and related instruments will present their products in an associated exhibition. Satellite meetings will be held as follows: Progress in Surface Raman Spectroscopy: Theory and Practice, 17 - 19 August, Xiamen, Fujian; Spectroscopy of Super-Thin Films and Related Systems, 27 - 30 August, Xi'An, Shanxi; Spectroscopy of Superlattice, HTSC, and CMR Materials, 27 - 30 August, Kunming, Yunnan Province.

For more information, contact Prof. Hetian Zhou, Secretary General, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +86 10 6275 1750; Fax: +86 10 6275 9117; Web site:

27th International Conference on Solution Chemistry (27ICSC),

26 - 31 August 2001
Vaals, Netherlands

The scientific program for this meeting will include sessions on molecular liquids, nonelectrolyte solutions, electrolyte solutions, ionic liquids, molten salts and metals, and colloids in liquids. Each field will be represented by three invited talks on theory, computer simulation, and experimental aspects.

For additional information, contact Dr. Christian Dux, Conference Secretary of 27th ICSC, Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH-Aachen, D-52062, Aachen, Germany; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +49 241 80 4752 or +49 241 80 4712; Fax: +49 241 8888 327 or +49 241 8888 128.

International Conference on Photophysics and Photochemistry (PP 2000)

19 - 21 October 2000,
Oeiras, Portugal

This meeting will take place in honor of the 75th birthday of Prof. Ralph S. Becker. The scientific program will focus on fundamental aspects of photochemistry, photophysics, and photobiology, such as photoinduced electron and proton transfer, photoisomerization, photochromism, photosensitization, single molecule spectroscopy, polymer stabilization and dynamics, transient spectroscopy, and related topics. The conference will have a limited number of 120 participants, and it will include 5 plenary lectures, 12 invited and contributed lectures, and 2 poster sessions.

For more information, contact Organizing Committee PP 2000, ITQB, Apartado 1327, P-2781-901 Oeiras, Portugal; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +351 21 446 9727 or +351 21 446 9712; Fax: 351 21 441 1277; Web site:


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