Forthcoming Events

The first Chinese Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium was held in October 2017 at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics. As the picture suggests, it was a success, and it will be followed up with a second symposium in September this year. The main language for presentations will be Chinese, but there will be some exceptions; for example, EW-GDS Chair, Peter Robinson, will be giving an invited lecture, and that will certainly be in English !!

There is a web page giving details of the symposium, and this can be found at At the moment, everything is in Chinese, but we understand that an English version will appear soon.

While a symposium where most presentations are in Chinese may not be of direct benefit to some of us, we at EW-GDS feel that it is important, and very pleasing, to know that interest in our field is widespread and we need to be aware of the developments that we are all working towards.

The 5th International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium will be held in Oviedo, Spain 26th to 29th April 2020. Keep watching this site as details will soon be appearing. Oviedo University plays a very important and active role within the field of Glow Discharge and we are sure that there will be much to look at and discuss. And the first pictures of the venue are exciting in themselves !! Keep coming back to this page and see the latest on this meeting

The leaflet advertising the Oviedo Symposium is now available. If you would like some copies for distribution then contact Pete Robinson. A PDF version is available by clicking here