The success of the "Andean School on Nuclear Physics in the 21st century" suggested its own continuation. The "Andean School" will continue as an event every two years, switching focus between theoretical studies, as it was the case in the previous one, and experimental and applications aspects of nuclear physics and related techniques as it will be the case in the present, 2014 edition.
Quite a number of techniques related with the measurement and characterization of radiation were originally designed to measure specific physical properties of the atomic nucleus. These same techniques, put in technical context and conveniently modified are used customarily in industrial processes or in the medical practice. Gamma coincidences, imaging techniques, background subtraction are keywords that can well be heard both in basic research and in high-tech laboratories. The aim of the "Second Andean School on Nuclear Physics" is to show the student some of the fields in which these common techniques are used, together with up-to-date developments in each one:
- experimental studies in nuclear structure,
- industrial applications with gamma-rays and neutrons,
- imaging techniques in medical physics,
- Research Reactors.
The School is organized by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and the Universidad de los Andes Colombia in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Servicio Geológico Colombiano.
- Fernando Cristancho
- Diego Torres
- Stella Veloza
- Neelima Kelkar
Venue: Dirección de Asuntos Nucleares-SGC. Carrera 50 No. 26-00, Bogotá. 6–10 October 2014