By W. E. Wallace (auth.), Gregory J. McCarthy, James J. Rhyne, Herbert B. Silber (eds.)
The Fourteenth infrequent Earth learn convention was once held June 25- 28, 1979, at North Dakota nation college in Fargo. The assembly was once hosted by way of the varsity of technological know-how and arithmetic and the go away ment of Physics. because the first convention used to be held in 1960, sub sequent conferences have grown in dimension and status to turn into one of many prime foreign boards dedicated to disseminating new infor mation relative to infrequent earth technology and expertise. The assembly in Fargo used to be one of many greatest but held. this system Committee scheduled over one hundred sixty papers repres~nting colleagues from 18 nations in either oral and poster periods that - cluded Spectroscopy (Luminescence, Fluorescence, Laser, Mossbauer, ESR); Metallurgy and fabrics instruction; answer, Solvation and Analytical Chemistry; X-ray and Neutron Diffraction; shipping and Thermal houses; Hydrides; Magnetism; and infrequent Earth expertise. a primary and particular occasion which the organizers wish to perpet uate at destiny conferences was once to announce the recipient of the infrequent earth prize, hereafter referred to as the Frank H. Spedding Award. Governor Arthur A. hyperlink, kingdom of North Dakota, on behalf of the choice Committee, provided Professor Frank H. Spedding with a different quotation. Professor Spedding spoke in brief and brought the 1st recipient, Professor W. Edward Wallace from the collage of Pitts burgh.