Welcome to the homepage of the International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC). The MARC conference series' most recent conference was MARC IX held in 2012 held in Kailua-Kona. Previous conferences were held in 1987, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012 respectively. The original idea and concept for these conferences was the result of a technical group meeting in the "Cable Car Bar" during the 1975 American Nuclear Society's Fall Meeting held in San Francisco, California. The MARC conferences grew out of the series of conferences held previously at the University of Missouri and later in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1984 which focused primarily on activation analysis and its application to environmental and biological sciences. Since the field of activation analysis and its applications are comprehensively reviewed every four years or so in the Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (MTAA) conferences, the most recent of which was held at Texas A&M University, 2011, the organizers of the MARC conferences decided that the broader scope of radioanalytical chemistry and its applications should be covered.
Since MARC I in 1987, this series of conferences has become the major international forum for discussion of advances in radioanalytical chemistry and its applications, despite the somewhat remote location for many participants. A wide variety of topics were covered in the scientific program of MARC VIII including environmental radioactivity measurements, activation analysis, biology and medical applications, radiation detectors and instrumentation, nuclear proliferation prevention and safeguards, education, and mass spectrometry methods for detecting radioactive materials.
Please contact the conference General Chair, Steve LaMont, or Program Chair, Sam Glover with questions regarding the conference or to be added to the mailing list. We look forward to seeing you in 2015.
MARC IX Organizing Committee