New Orleans Welcomes Pittcon Some 30,000 spectroscopists, analytical chemists and other interested scientists are gathering in New Orleans this week to attend Pittcon, the 39th annual Pittsburgh Conference & Exposition on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy.

The five-day meeting, one of the longest on the U.S. convention calendar, will feature seminars and symposia on themes ranging from drug testing and cholesterol counts to scanning tunneling microscopes and artificial intelligence in analytical chemistry.

In addition, more than 800 companies will display products and equipment in the show’s exhibit area. And this year, for the first time, Pittcon will feature outreach to the local community. A New Orleans Science Week will present a series of events aimed at publicizing science for local science teachers and students.

Major highlights of the technical papers include two Monday morning symposia, on alternatives in atomic spectroscopy and analysis of high Tc superconductor oxides.

Those two subjects...

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