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President: Dr M-G Barthes-Labrousse (France), Secretary General: Dr. William Westwood (Canada), Treasurer: Dipl.-Ing.: Hartmut Wahl (Switzerland)

Edited by L. Westerberg                                                                                                                                                                       
The Svedberg Laboratory, Box 533, S-751, Uppsala, Sweden                                                       No. 151, January - June 2002
Associate Editor: Dr M-G Barthes-Labrousse                                                                                                                                           

This is the 2nd IUVSTA News Bulletin of the triennium, 2001 -2004. 

President's Second Message

This is the 2nd message from the President, Marie-Geneviève Barthés-Labrousse.

IUVSTA Activities

Click here to obtain an overview of the activities of IUVSTA during January to March 2002. There is a report on ECM-90 that was held in Regensburg, Germany. ECM-91 will be hosted by The Slovak Vacuum Society in Smolenice, 13-15 September, 2002, immediately before the International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF-12) in Bratislava. The Chinese Vacuum Society will host ECM-92 in Beijing, 20-23 March, 2003. The triennial Highlights Seminars will be held in conjunction with ECM-92. Representatives of the 8 divisions will talk on the important advances and directions in the fields covered by the divisions.

International Vacuum Congress IVC-16/ICSS-12

This congress will be organized in Venice, Italy, 28 June – 2 July 2004. The local host is the Italian Vacuum Society.

International Vacuum Congress IVC-17/ICSS-13

This congress will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, 2-6 July, 2007. The local host is the Swedish Vacuum Society, which will work closely with the Finnish Vacuum Society to ensure the maximum exposure in the Baltic area.

IUVSTA Scientific Workshops & Summer Schools 

These high level scientific Workshops are being organized by our Scientific Divisions on specially selected topics. Click above to view the list of scientific Workshops currently being offered by the Divisions. Will you participate?

IUVSTA Events Schedule

Click here to see the list of forthcoming conferences, meetings and workshops which are being organized, co-organized or endorsed by IUVSTA. Links to related society events are also given.

Forthcoming ECM's

Details of forthcoming Executive Council Meetings can be obtained by clicking here. When available, these details include the agenda, schedule of committee meetings, travel advice and accommodation arrangements. The 91st Executive Council Meeting will be held in Smolenice, Slovakia, 13-15 September 2002. 

Obituary of Gen'ichi Horikoshi

It is with great regret that we must announce the recent death of Professor Emeritus Gen'ichi Horikoshi of the National Laboratory for High Energy Physics in Japan. Professor Horikoshi passed away on September 12, 1999 at the age of 72 years.  He made many brilliant contributions to vacuum systems of the storage ring of the Photon Factory in the National Laboratory at Tsukuba. He was well-known to IUVSTA Executive Council members, having been President of the Vacuum Society of Japan for eight years from 1988 to 1996 and National Councilor from Japan to the IUVSTA Executive Council for 9 years from 1989 to 1998.  He will be especially remembered within IUVSTA as the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of IVC-13 and ICSS-9 IUVSTA Congress held in Yokihama, Japan in 1995, and his efforts contributed greatly to the enormous success of these conferences.

Obituary of Professor Roger Leyniers

Professor Roger Leyniers died at Jette-Brussels on 23rd September 2000 at the age of 74. Professor Leyniers was the 1st Belgian Councillor to IUVSTA from 1971-1974.

Obituary of Professor Emile Thomas

Professor Emile Thomas died on 14th January 2001 at the age of 93. In 1958, in conjunction with the ’58 World Exhibit in Brussels, he organised the 1st International Congress in Vacuum Science and Technology in Namur, and it was at this meeting that participants established the International Organisation for Vacuum Science, Techniques and Applications (IOVST), with Professor Thomas being its President. In 1982 this Organisation became IUVSTA, and the Belgian Vacuum Society (BELVAC) was founded. He served as Vice-President (1962-1965) and Secretary-General (1962-1974) of the IUVSTA. In 1989, Professor Thomas was made an Honorary President of the IUVSTA.

Obituary of Madame Madeleine Berthaud

Madame Madeleine Berthaud died on 16th October 2001. She was President of the Société Française du Vide (SFV, French Vacuum Society) in 1960 - 1961. She was a Honorary Member and a Founder Member IUVSTA, in recognition to the pre-eminent role she played, together with Prof. Emile Thomas (see above), in drafting the original Statutes and By-Laws of the Union. She also served the IUVSTA as Councillor for France (1962-1971) and as Scientific Secretary (1965-1974).

Closing Comments

We welcome further ideas on what you would like to see in your Bulletin. You can contact the Editor, Lars Westerberg, by e-mail at westerberg@tsl.uu.se