The 12th European Conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation (LUMDETR 2024) concluded last week in Riga, after five days of engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and valuable networking opportunities.

The conference, organized by the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL), in collaboration with the ISSP UL Foundation and the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics, and Optometry of the University of Latvia (LU FMOF), brought together more than 100 esteemed scientists, researchers, and scholars from 17 different countries to discuss the latest developments in luminescent detectors and transformers of ionizing radiation.


The opening ceremony on June 16th set the tone for the conference with welcome speeches from key figures such as the conference chairman, Dr. phys. Anatoli I. Popov, ISSP UL Director, Dr. phys. Andris Anspoks, Vice-Rector for Research of the University of Latvia, Dr. Guntars Kitenbergs, Deputy State Secretary for Higher Education, Science, Space and Innovation at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia, Janis Paiders, and the Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Latvia Anara Kuttybajeva. Special recognition was given to long-time conference participants for their dedication and contributions to the field.

Participants appreciated the conference’s well-organized scientific program, which inspired them to share their ideas and discover new ways to develop mutual cooperation between different countries. Dr. Inesh Kenzhina (Kazakhstan): “LUMDETR 2024 is a great specialized place to meet, discuss, and strengthen future collaborations in the fields of radioluminescence, scintillation materials, and related applications.”  Dr. Enrico Nichelatti (Italy) was not only positively impressed by the high scientific level of the presentations but also delighted by the perfect organization of the event.


Dr. phys. Anatoli I. Popov, Chairman of the LUMDETR 2024 organizing committee, closed the conference, expressing his gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters for making it a success. He emphasized the importance of conferences like LUMDETR in advancing research and fostering international collaboration in luminescent detectors and ionizing radiation transformers.

At the conclusion of the conference, the venue for LUMDETR 2027 was announced: the upcoming event will be held in Częstochowa, Poland, and organized by Professor Dr. hab. Arkadiusz Mandowski from the Institute of Physics at Jan Długosz University.

The conference organizers thank the University of Latvia, the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS), SIA Baltic Scientific Instruments for their support in making LUMDETR 2024 possible.


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