Gordon Research Conferences

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Gordon Research Conferences are a group of prestigious international scientific conferences organized by a non-profit organization of the same name. The conference topics cover frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. The conferences have been held since 1931, and have expanded to almost 200 conferences per year. Conference locations are chosen partly for their scenic and often isolated nature, to encourage an informal community atmosphere. Contributions are "off-record" to encourage free discussion, often of unpublished research. Conferences were extended to cover science education in 1991.[1] The conference topics are regularly publicised in the journal Science: 2010,[2][3] 2009,[4][5] 2008,[6][7][8][9] 2007,[10][11] and 2006.[12][13] [14]

History[edit]

The forerunner of the Gordon Conferences was the summer sessions held at the chemistry department of Johns Hopkins University in the late 1920s. By 1931 this had evolved into a graduate seminar that was also attended by external participants. The Gordon Research Conferences were initiated by Dr. Neil E. Gordon, of the Johns Hopkins University.

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  1. ^ "First Gordon Research Conference on Science Education". J. Chem. Educ. 68 (11): 901. 1991. Bibcode:1991JChEd..68..901.. doi:10.1021/ed068p901. 
  2. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 327 (5966): 708–734. 2010. Bibcode:2010Sci...327..708.. doi:10.1126/science.327.5966.708. 
  3. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 329 (5997): 1362–1372. 2010. Bibcode:2010Sci...329.1362.. doi:10.1126/science.329.5997.1362. 
  4. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 323 (5917): 1084–1109. 2009. doi:10.1126/science.323.5917.1084. 
  5. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 325 (5945): 1276–1288. 2009. doi:10.1126/science.325_1276. 
  6. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 319 (5863): 637–661. 2008. doi:10.1126/science.319.5863.637. 
  7. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 319 (5868): 1310. 2008. doi:10.1126/science.319.5868.1310. 
  8. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 321 (5894): 1366–1373. 2008. doi:10.1126/science.321.5894.1366. 
  9. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 322 (5903): 974. 2008. doi:10.1126/science.322.5903.974. 
  10. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 315 (5812): 671–693. 2007. doi:10.1126/science.315.5812.671. 
  11. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 317 (5843): 1407–1415. 2007. doi:10.1126/science.317.5843.1407. 
  12. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 311 (5761): 676–699. 2006. doi:10.1126/science.311.5761.676. 
  13. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 314 (5797): 314–322. 2006. doi:10.1126/science.314.5797.314. 
  14. ^ "Gordon Research Conferences". Science 314 (5803): 1315–1316. 2006. doi:10.1126/science.314.5803.1315. 

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