ESG2016/SGT100 Centenary Conference

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September 2016

ESG2016/SGT100 Centenary Conference

Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK
Date: 05.09.2016 - 09.09.2016
In 2016 we finally hit the 100th year of the SGT and will be doing this where we began in Sheffield, (5-9th Sept) at Sheffield University, and hosting the 13th ESG annual conference also.

We intend to celebrate this is style and our conference dinner will be held in Sheffield City Cathedral, amongst the beautiful windows right in the centre of our beautiful city.

An invitation from Professor Russell Hand President of the Society of Glass Technology

We'd like to welcome you to Sheffield in September 2016, for a very special event.

It is hard to imagine modern life without the fascinating material that is glass. We have come a long way in our use and understanding of this material since Professor WES Turner founded the Society of Glass Technology in 1916 to bring the wider glass community together, yet significant challenges and opportunities remain.

The Society of Glass Technology Centenary Conference (SGT100) in Sheffield will be a significant opportunity to review the state of glass in its widest manifestations - from the theoretical challenges of understanding the glassy state and the glass transition to the latest developments in the application of glasses in windows and containers, information technology, medical applications and waste vitrification, as well as the history and artistic applications of glass.

We are proud that the SGT100 meeting is also the 2016 European Society of Glass (ESG 2016) meeting - a meeting that traditionally has a strong industrial focus and thus we therefore look forward to a conference that brings people from all parts of the glass community together.

Plenary and keynote talks, invited talks, contributed papers and poster sessions will cover all aspects of glass science, technology, manufacture, engineering, art, archaeometry and heritage. Topics will be addressed within five key themes:

Fundamental Glass Science
Applied Glass Science and Technology
Glass Industry, Manufacture and Applications
History, Heritage and Archaeometry of Glass
Glass Art and Craft

At this stage opportunities exist for interested parties to develop their own focussed sessions for the meeting. If you are interested in proposing additional sessions please contact

The Society of Glass Technology looks forward to welcoming you to the SGT100/ESG 2016 meeting in Sheffield, UK 4th-8th September 2016.

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