The first conference, named “Colloqium on Corpuscular Photography” was held in Strasbourg (France) in 1957. The name was changed to “International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids” in 1976 at Munich (Germany) in 1976 until the last one in Kobe (Japan) in 2014. In 2017, for its 60th anniversary, the Conference comes back to its birthplace, organised jointly by the International Nuclear Track Society and the Hubert Curien Pluridisciplinary Institute (IPHC), mixed research unit of CNRS-IN2P3 and the University of Strasbourg.
The International Nuclear Track Society was created to gather the research community working in this field and has been able to sustain this Conference for 60 years. The Conference was at the origin of the creation of the famous journal Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements which later became Radiation Measurements. Many significant scientific achievements have been made by this community since the very first observation of damage trails created by 235U fission fragments in mica in 1959. Originally centered on nuclear tracks induced by ions and neutron in solids applied to nuclearphysics, astrophysics, radiation measurements and so on, the Conference has always evolved in response to new fields of applications such as fission track dating in the early years, to life and material sciences now.
During the 26th conference in Kobe, the International Nuclear Track Society (INTS) decided to rename the Conference to International Conference on Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements (ICNTRM). The conference now not only addresses ions and neutrons but also of all types of ionising radiation detection in condensed phases and associated applications. This conference gathers every three years, 150 to 200 researchers from all the continents.
The 27th ICNTRM will take place in Strasbourg:
From August 28th to September 1st, 2017.