ICG: third workshop for new researchers in glass science and technology

The third workshop for new researchers under the auspices of the International Commission on Glass will overview key fundamentals in glass science with an emphasis on structure-property relationship…

The third workshop for new researchers under the auspices of the International Commission on Glass will overview key fundamentals in glass science with an emphasis on structure-property relationships. With the title Glass Structure and Properties: From Basic Science to Works of Art, the workshop will take place in Montpellier, France, 4-8 July 2011. Each day will start with a discussion of available measurement/simulation methodologies and their contribution to our understanding of glass structure, both on different length scales and for a broad spectrum of inorganic glass-forming systems. These lectures will underpin talks on properties and their structural dependence e.g. optical behaviour, viscosity and ageing, nucleation and crystallization. Special attention will be given to archaeological and artistic aspects. The lectures will be presented by world experts in their fields. A significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centred projects that encourage discussion and help to develop understanding by applying what you have learned to specific issues. Pre-registration deadline is 15 April 2011 by email to verres2011@eventuelles.fr; and registration deadline is 1 June 2011. A more complete programme will be circulated shortly and will appear on the ICG website – www.icglass.org.