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Fifth New World Luminescence Dating and Dosimetry Workshop ( NWLDDW )

Chicago, Illinois, USA
October 13 and 14, 2007

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Onsite Registration: October 13, 2007
Technical Sessions: October 13 to 14, 2007


The workshop will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street.

For UIC's campus map: http://www.uic.edu/depts/adn/itl/maps/uicmap-en.html.
For driving directions and information about mass transportation check: http://www.uic.edu/homeindex/maps_directions.shtml.


This workshop will gather a diverse group of researchers in Quaternary geology, geomorphology, archaeology, luminescence geochronology, solid-state physics and geochemistry to discuss advances in optical dating and dosimetry. Presentations on the application of techniques, method development, associated physics,and broader geochronologic and dosimetric implications are welcome.

We anticipate two days of presentations and some time for enjoying the area around the University of Illinois campus and the surrounding city.


If you would like to attend the workshop, please provide information below.

Organization or affiliation
Talk Title

The registration fee will be $100 for professional and $50 for students.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration will be accepted via email or by post.
Steve L. Forman
EaES Dept.- Univ. of IL at Chicago
845 W. Taylor St. (m/c 186)
Chicago, IL 60607-7059

General information and maps to plan your visit to UIC and the Chicago metro area can be found here.

Technical Program:

All presentations will be oral and the workshop program can be found here. (.pdf)

Proceedings of the fourth NWLDDW can be found here.


The abstract deadline has passed.

The conference organizers hope to encourage the participation of students. Interested students should contact Steve Forman directly for information.

Housing & Logistics

A block of rooms have been reserved at two hotels and we encourage you make your reservations sooner than later.
Refer to “Lum. Dating/UIC” when reserving your room.

1. Crowne Plaza Hotel
733 West Madison, Chicago IL 60661
Phone: 800-972-2494 / 312- 829-5000
Website: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/chish

2. Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites Chicago Downtown
506 West Harrison
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-957-9100 or 312-583-4498 - Ask for Mario
Website: http://www.hihdowntown.com/

All hotels are easily accessed by public transportation (the “L”) from airports. These hotels are in walking distance to the workshop.


Steven L. Forman, Director - Luminescence Dating Research Laboratory; EaES Dept.- Univ. of IL at Chicago, 845 W. Taylor St. (m/c 186), Chicago, IL 60607-7059; Phone (312) 413-9404; FAX (312) 413-2279; email: slf@uic.edu

This webpage was last updated August 30, 2007