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Conference on Polarization in Noble Gases: October 8-13, 2017

Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT

This international conference (held every three years) is devoted to presenting and discussing recent advances and current problems in the polarization, management, and applications of hyperpolarized gases (He, Xe, Kr, pure or combined with alkali vapors). Established as well as prospective fields of application in fundamental and applied physics, biomedicine, imaging, and instrumentation will be addressed. The conference spans all areas of expertise, from the physics of the polarization processes, to surface science, to lung physiology.


Topics include (but are not necessarily limited to):

• Basics of optical pumping, MEOP & SEOP
• Polarization hardware, lasers & new techniques
• Fundamentals of MR imaging
• Magnetometry
• Hyperpolarized 3He Neutron Spin Filters
• Clinical applications
• Drug development
• Diffusion NMR in porous media
• Fundamental physics/symmetries tests
• 129Xe NMR in surface science

The conference venue is the Grand Summit Hotel (pictured at left), on the "Canyons" (north) side of Park City Mountain Resort: 4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City, UT 84098. The closest airport is 20 miles away in Salt Lake City (SLC). Shuttle service to and from Park City will be available, as well as free bus service around the Park City area. Please note: Some lodging support is now available for eligible students and post-docs; click the "Accommodations" tab at the top of the page.

If you are interested in sponsoring PiNG 2017, we will have room for vendors to display products at poster sessions and outside the meeting room. Please contact Brian Saam: ping2017conf at gmail.com for more information.



Support and Sponsorship of PiNG 2017 is gratefully acknowledged:



Invited speakers:

• Mitchell Albert Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
• Talissa A. Altes University of Missouri
• Gordon D. Cates University of Virginia
• Wangchun Chen NIST-Gaithersburg
• Boyd Goodson Southern Illinois University
• G. Wilson Miller University of Virginia
• Pierre-Jean Nacher Laboratoire Kastler Brossel
• Graham Norquay University of Sheffield
• Steven Parnell Delft University
• Leif Schroeder FMP Berlin
• W. Michael Snow Indiana University
• Lutz Trahms PTB Berlin
• Thad G. Walker University of Wisconsin
• Anatoli Zelenski Brookhaven Nat'l Lab

Scientific Organizing Committee:

• Chair: Brian Saam (Washington State University, USA)
• Earl Babcock (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
• Thomas R. Gentile (NIST-Gaithersburg, USA)
• Jaideep Singh (Michigan State University, USA)
• Genevieve Tastevin (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France)
• James Wild (University of Sheffield, UK)


Important Dates

Welcome Reception:
Sunday October 8, 2017

Meeting Events

Calendar of Sessions / Program

Poster Session 1
16:00 - 18:00, Tues. October 10, 2017, at the Sundial Pavillion.

Poster Session 2
16:00 - 18:00, Thurs. October 12, 2017, at the Sundial Pavillion.

Presenting a poster?
See the Format for Posters

Social Events

Opening Reception
18:00 - 21:00, Sun. October 8, 2017, at the Cabin I.
Come meet fellow conferees.

19:00 - 22:00, Thurs. October 12, 201, in Kokopelli Parlors II & III.


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