Thank you all for attending the 21st edition of the International Radiocarbon Conference! We hope you enjoyed your time at the conference and in Paris.
Radiocarbon2012 was a great success with 146 oral and 365 poster presentations in 20 traditional and original scientific sessions.
459 scientists coming from 46 countries attended the conference.
We want to thank all of you very much for your participation, your oral and poster communications and your active contribution which made Radiocarbon Conference 2012 such a great event!
We hope attendees took opportunities to meet new colleagues and connect with old friends and that this conference met your expectations and gave you an opportunity to re-energize as well.
Special thanks to UNESCO for hosting us in Headquarters and to the 11 academic sponsors and 5 industrial partners for supporting this event! And a big "thank you" to our volunteers who helped us to run the conference so smoothly!
We hope to see you soon in the next Radiocarbon conference.
The 21st International Radiocarbon Conference was co‐organized by the French Radiocarbon community and UNESCO. It was hosted at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 9 to 13 July 2012.
The interdisciplinary nature of UNESCO provides an ideal platform for this international Conference, cutting across numerous scientific disciplines as well as cultural aspects.
The Radiocarbon conferences are recurrent events organized every 3 years. They are designed by and for the international scientific community of Radiocarbon users. It is a worldwide forum to discuss and exchange recent developments, new ideas and challenges on the merging research fields of Radiocarbon. After long being used as a “chronometer” only, 14C now appears as a powerful tracer of life and earth system processes. For this reason, besides the traditional sessions of 14C such as calibration, archaeology and palaeoenvironmental studies, the 21st International Radiocarbon Conference opens up to a broader range of scientific disciplines that make use of 14C as tracer of fluxes and processes, such as hydrology, ocean sciences, medicine, ecology as well as other unusual applications (forensic, certification,...). A special focus will be given to the efforts linking observations and models to produce accurate predictions across multiple spatial and time scales.
Radiocarbon 2012 offered a comprehensive and original scientific programme which combined plenary and parallel sessions, poster presentations, workshops and a number of side events. Worldwide experts have been invited to contribute to the elaboration of this programme by submitting abstracts pertinent to the themes and topics of the Conference. High-level speakers from different disciplines set the scene, provided updates on latest developments and address burning issues.
In addition to this full scientific immersion in the Radiocarbon world, the city of Paris provided a delightful surrounding to spend time with old friends, make new ones !
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