Science & Past in Zaragoza (Spain)

The Environmental Sciences Institute of the University of Zaragoza is organizing the 6th interdisciplinary course Science & Past: The role of non-destructive methodologies in cultural and natural heritage studies, to be held in Zaragoza (Spain) on 26-28 November 2014.
The course is focused on the new developments of non-destructive methodologies and on the role that they play in the study of cultural and natural heritage problems. In this edition, special focus will be given on non-invasive techniques that provide imaging and then 2D and 3D information.
The lectures are addressed to students, researchers and professionals in chemistry, physics, geology, geography, archaeology, conservation science, palaeontology, etc., to acquire a solid knowledge on the state of art of this topic.
Program and activities will include topics on:

  • New developments on X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray imaging
  • Tomography and 3D imaging in Palaeontology
  • Hyperspectral analysis and its application to preserve cultural and natural heritage
  • Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • Non-invasive analytical techniques: the role of FTIR and Raman spectroscopy
  • Examples of direct applications of some of these methods in practical sessions

The early registration deadline is November 7, 2014, and the application deadline for financial support is October 31, 2014