50èmes Journées des Actinides

50èmes JdA-2020, 29 March -2 April 2020, ERQUY

The 50èmes Journées des Actinides (JdA-2020) will be held in Erquy (France) on 29 March to 2 April 2020, hosted by the “Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes” (ISCR, https://iscr.univ-rennes1.fr).

The Journées des Actinides is an international conference series providing an informal annual forum for the discussion of current research on the physical and chemical properties of actinide elements, their alloys and compounds. Following the editions held in Erice (Italy, 2019), Praia de Porto Novo (Portugal, 2018), Karpacz (Poland, 2017), and Alpe d’Huez (France, 2016), JdA-2020 will cover the following topics:

  • inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  • materials and nanomaterials
  • strongly correlated systems, superconductivity, and quantum criticality
  • theory and band structure
  • actinide production and handling
  • safety of the nuclear fuel cycle
  • nuclear safeguards and security
  • radiation protection
  • environment contamination, remediation, and decommissioning

JdA-2020 encourages open discussions on different topics, from fundamental to applied research, in a mixture of oral presentations and poster sessions. Scientists, engineers, and students from universities, national laboratories, and the nuclear industry are invited to participate and make technical contributions.

Following the philosophy of this conference, recent and/or unpublished results will be presented. Oral presentations by PhD students and young researchers will be favoured.

Transportation between the conference place and the international airport / train station of Rennes (capital of Brittany) will be provided to the participants on 29 March and 2 April.

The 13th School on the Physics and Chemistry of the Actinides

13th SPCA, 27-29 March 2020, RENNES

The 13th SPCA will be organised as a tutorial to the JdA-2020 conference. It will be held between 27 and 29 March 2020 at Brit Hotel - Atalante in Rennes. The school is a unique opportunity for students, young researchers and other engineers to gain knowledge from expert master-classes in various areas of different actinide science aspects. It is an ideal chance for them to meet, question and learn from experts in a relaxed and friendly environment.

We feel confident that you will enjoy 13th SPCA and 50èmes JdA-2020, which will be also a wonderful opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, and hope that the conference will be a memorable event.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee

Mathieu Pasturel (Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes), Chairman

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Importante dates

Clock change on 29 March 2020

All EU countries are required to move forward by an hour on the last Sunday of March. At 2h00 in France, clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 3h00 local daylight time instead.


Deadline for abstract submission


Notification of acceptance

7 February

Early bird registration

19 February (EXTENDED)

Deadline for payment Travel form submission

1 March

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