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Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Thirteenth International Conference

24 - 29 August 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France

The AMS-13 is the Thirteenth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). It is the major panel both for discussing recent developments of technical and applied aspects of AMS and for giving status reports from various facilities. The conference is held every three years.

This year it took place at Aix-Marseille University, Montperrin Campus in Aix-en-Provence, France, from 24th to 29th August 2014. During the five-day conference, we had the opportunity to hear over 120 scientists presenting their latest work/results of their respective disciplines. Two sessions a day were available, so one had to choose. Additionally, there were two separate poster sessions.

With more than 270 participants, the coffee and lunch breaks offered a good chance to get in touch with someone you had not meet before or to refresh existing contacts.

During the first poster session, Björn Dittmann presented a poster on the development of new reference material for isotopic ratio measurements of plutonium with AMS.

Additionally to the conference, Lena Kuhlmann took part in the Pre-Conference-Workshop at the Séolane Centre in Barcelonnette on the systematics of cosmogenic nuclides, the determination of in-situ production rates, and new developments of multi cosmogenic nuclide approaches. Considering that she just started her PhD project, the workshop provided a great opportunity for her to gain insight into the area and to discuss problems and recent improvements (particularly in the field of cosmogenic 14C dating) with other participants.