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  • The Gold 2018 conference was held on July 15-18, 2018 in Paris, France, on the renovated campus of the Sorbonne Université, in downtown Paris, close to the Seine River and to Notre-Dame Cathedral.
    Thank to all the participants who made this event a success, with intense scientific exchanges, high-level communications and a friendly atmosphere. We are especially grateful to our 4 plenary speakers, our 38 invited lecturers and our 21 sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to the unforgettable memories of these 4 days.

    Gold 2018 was the 8th edition of the International conference series organized every three years, following Gold 2015 in Cardiff, Gold 2012 in Tokyo, Gold 2009 in Heidelberg... As a material, gold has experienced a renewed interest from the scientific community during these last decades. It started with the field of catalysis by gold nanoparticles, and it is now expanding to booming scientific areas such as homogeneous catalysis, plasmonics, materials sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology and therapeutic applications. The science of gold has thus become a highly multidisciplinary field.

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  • Final Program

    The final Program Book is available online.
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    to download it!

    You can also access the dynamic online program and abstracts
    >> Click on this LINK
  • Plenary Speakers

    Naomi J. Halas
    Rice University
    Antonio Echavarren
    ICIQ Tarragona
    Bert Chandler
    Trinity University
    Georges Calas
    UPMC Paris
  • Gold 2018 conference banquet

    A Belle Epoque funfair and its centenary merry-go-rounds and carousels
    A crystal chandelier hanging from verdant roof
    A little Venice with its lagoon and baroque palace
    A carnival reception in the middle of Paris

    The Pavillons de Bercy offer a peaceful haven in the middle of Paris, an entertaining museum and a unique collection of genuine objects from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Topics  

    S1. Catalysis
    S2. Plasmonics
    S3. Biofunctionalization and medical applications
    S4. Self-assemblies and nanoparticles synthesis
    S5. Molecular gold complexes
    S6. Nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and electrochemistry
    S7. (Un)expected uses of gold
  • Important dates
    > Opening of abstract submission:
    > Deadline of abstract submission:
    > Extension for posters submission only:
    > Opening of online registration:
    > Notification of acceptance:
    > Extended deadline early bird registration:
    > Deadline of online registration:
    November 2nd 2017
    February 19th 2018
    May 15th 2018

    March 30th 2018
    March 30th 2018
    May 22nd 2018
    July 3rd 2018
  • Previous Gold conferences
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Tokyo, Japan
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Limerick, Ireland
    Vancouver, Canada
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Hanau, Germany
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