About SPLG

History

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SPLG (International Workshop on Separation Phenomena in Liquids and Gases) has a history of almost 50 years. It began in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1975 under the title "Workshop on Gases in Strong Rotation", intended to exchange academic information, especially regarding gas centrifuges. Under this title, the workshop was organized five (5) more times, in Cadarache, France (1977); Rome, Italy (1979); Oxford, Great Britain (1981); Charlottesville, USA (1983) and Tokyo, Japan (1985). From then on, the title of the workshop was changed to the current one “Separation Phenomena in Liquids and Gases”, and the topics were broadened to cover a variety of separation phenomena, not only in gas centrifuges but also in all kinds of possible equipment and devices by different types of methods. Gradually, applications of isotopes also gradually became a subject of discussion, and then nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation, and other issues related to separation.

Another fifteen (15) workshops were held under this new title, in Darmstadt, Germany (1987); Versailles, France (1989); Charlottesville, USA (1992); Beijing, China (1994); Iguassu, Brazil (1996); Nagoya, Japan (1998); Moscow, Russia (2000); Oak Ridge, USA (2003); Beijing, China (2006); Angra dos Reis, Brazil (2008); St. Petersburg, Russia (2010); Paris, France (2012); San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina (2015); Stresa, Italy (2017), and Wuxi, China (2019).

In 2021 the workshop was postponed until 2023 (due to the Covid-19 Pandemic), and instead of the SPLG 2021 conference, a remarkable one-day online meeting was be held. Namely, the "International On-Line Workshop SPLG: Modern Problems in Nuclear Fuel Circle", organized by Moscow (Russia). Next, the 16th SPLG workshop (SPLG 2023) will be held during June 26-30, 2023 in Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Buenos Aires!