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ICG: XII congress promotes cooperation between glass experts

2011-07-01 | Events

The venue of the XXII ICG Congress was Bahia, Brazil, where 310 participants from 35 different countries, giving 192 oral presentations and 210 poster sessions, met. Special focus was given to discussions on issues concerning ‘sustainability and the environment’.

ICG: XII congress promotes cooperation between glass experts
THE XXII CONGRESS
ICG President, Dr. Fabiano Nicoletti, the ICG2010 President, Prof. E. Zanotto, and the leader of the Executive Secretariat, Mr. L. Belmonte welcomed almost 400 delegates and guests to the 22nd triennial ICG Congress at the Pestana Bahia Hotel in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. After the initial speeches, the Weyl, Gottardi, President’s and Turner Awards were presented and the Weyl award winner (J. Mauro) gave a talk on aspects of his research activities; the Gottardi winner (M.J. Pascual) unfortunately was unable to attend. The prestigious President’s Awards for long-term contributions were presented to Prof. H. A. Schaeffer, Prof. G.H. Frischat and Prof. D.L. Pye; the Turner Award for his exceptional service to the CTC as Chair was given to Dr. K. Bange.
This was followed by a Round Table Discussion on “Glass, Energy and the Environment” moderated by Dr. Bange. Prof. R. Beerkens, Dr. R. Langfeld and Dr. H. Arribart gave short presentations on the topic and this was followed by a question-and-answer session involving the audience.

OPENING CEREMONY
During the opening ceremony Prof. Zanotto strongly encouraged all session chairs to promote discussion and not simply presentation of results.
The sessions on:
Education; Structure and Vibrations; Waste Management; Bubbles; and Bioglasses were specifically allocated time slots and these were much appreciated by their audiences. Even the session on Education ran for 40 minutes after the last lecture had finished and t...






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