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Martin Aitken Prize for best oral presentation:
Georgina King, X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence (XEOL) of Quartz: Implications for OSL dating

Martin Aitken Prize for best oral presentation:
Guillaume Guerin, Beyond the superposition theorem: the effects of local environment on grain size beta dose correction factors

Vagn Mejdahl Prize for best poster presentation:
Dominik Brill, OSL-dating of Holocene tsunami deposits and its potential for improving the event chronology of Phra Thong Island, Thailand

Ann Wintle Prize for the best application:
Yiwei Chen, Studying the slip rate of central Altyn Tagh Fault: terraces, fault and OSL dating

Highly commended poster presentations
Sebastian Kreutzer, OSL dating of three different grain size fractions of quartz - a comparison on loess-palaeosol sequences in Saxony/Germany

Stephanie Ouimet, Origin, age and development of the Early Holocene Lake Lampsilis, St. Lawrence Lowlands, Québec

Dallon Stang, Rapid assessment of soil mixing processes and rates using a portable OSL-IRSL reader

Highly commended oral presentations
Laine Clark-Balzan, First steps towards spatially-resolved OSL dating with Electron Multiplying Charge-Coupled Devices: System design and image analysis

Christoph Schmidt, Radionuclide distribution in silex

Reza Sohbati, Na-rich feldspar as a luminescence dosimeter in IRSL dating

Winners of the student prizes for best oral presentations and posters.

Winners of the student prizes for best oral presentations and posters. From the right: Dallon Stang, Stephanie Ouimet, Laine Clark-Balzan, Reza Sohbati, Yiwei Chen, Guillaume Guerin, Georgina King; the Chair of the local organising committee Andrzej Bluszcz, the Chair of the Scientific committee Rainer Grun.


Book of abstractsDownload PDF file (3.8 MB)


Andrzej Bluszcz "Data Reduction in Luminescence Measurements"
Geoff Duller "Should There Be an Agreed Datum for Reporting Luminescence Ages?"
Stephen McKeever "Introduction to the Theory of Luminescence: Basic Principles"


Proceedings of both oral and poster presentations will be eligible for peer-reviewed publication in Radiation Measurements and Quaternary Geochronology (1 paper per one registered participant).


Andrzej Bluszcz, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Rainer Grün, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (Chair)
Steve McKeever, Oklahoma State University, USA
Günther Wagner, Max-Planck-Institute, Heidelberg, Germany
Liping Zhou, Peking University, Beijing, China


Andrzej Bluszcz, Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Gliwice (Chair)
Alicja Chruścińska, Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU), Toruń (Vice-chair)
Krzysztof Przegiętka, NCU (Secretary)
Grzegorz Adamiec, SUT (Secretary)
Piotr Moska, SUT
Jarosław Sikorski, SUT
Grzegorz Poręba, SUT
Robert Sokołowski, University of Gdańsk


The Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Toruń, founded in 1945, is the largest university in northern Poland. NCU is comprised of 16 faculties, it employs over 2,000 scholars and offers education in 50 fields to approximately 40,000 students.

Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in Gliwice, is amongst the largest Polish universities of technology comprising 13 faculties and 1 college and employing over 1800 scholars. SUT offers higher education to about 29,000 students in 48 fields. SUT is situated in the industrial region of Upper Silesia, in the central southern part of Poland.

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