28 February - 01 March 2024


We are pleased to announce that the 23rd Gaseous Electronics Meeting (GEM) will be held at the University of South Australia from 28th of February 28 to 1st of March, 2024. GEM is noted for bringing together researchers from widely different fields of Gaseous Electronics, and for attracting quite a number of overseas scientists. This GEM will follow previous GEM conferences in discussing the basic physics of electron collisional processes in gases, including laser interactions, electrical breakdown, transport theory and modelling. A range of significant applications of electric arcs and glows will be discussed, including arc welding, plasmas for the propagation of rockets, lightning, surface coatings, fusion plasmas, electrical breakdown and, more recently, plasmas in medical applications.

The two-day meeting of conference papers on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of February will be followed by a conference tour of the Barossa Valley on Friday 1st of March, which is highly recommended. The Barossa Valley is famed not only for its 170 wineries, but also for its 27 churches, 24 of which have large church bells which chime together on Sundays. The tour will be led by John Lowke, who initiated the first GEM in 1980, and was also born in the Barossa. The final conference lunch will be held on the Friday at the Lambert winery, situated in an idyllic spot overlooking the valley on Long Gully Road, near Angaston. The Barossa Valley is unique and was settled initially almost entirely by immigrants from Germany, after George Fife Angas, a British millionaire, bought a large part of the Valley, but failed to initially interest a significant number of British immigrants.

For enquiries, please contact GEM2024@unisa.edu.au  

  • Organizing Committee minus-thick plus-thick

    Endre Szili, Chairman local organising committee

    Sung-Ha (Sunny) Hong, Vice-chair

    Sushil Kumar KC, committee member

    John Lowke, committee member

    Ruth Dianna Simphson, committee member

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    The event will be hosted at:
    Level 2, Pridham Hall, 211/213 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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    Pridham Hall is situated in the University of South Australia’s City West Campus and is well-connected to local transport links.

    By Plane

    Adelaide Airport (ADL) is the nearest airport to UniSA.

    From there, you can get either the J1 or the J2 bus into the city from Adelaide Airport Stand 10, which departs roughly every 20 minutes between 5am and 11:30pm and takes around 20 minutes to reach Currie Street. You can pay for this bus by card as you board, and the fares are $4.25 at peak time and $2.40 off peak.

    By Train

    Adelaide Railway Station is just a 10-minute walk away from Pridham Hall.

    By Tram

    Tram-map-reduced.pngTram journeys within the city centre (see diagram below) are free, with no ticket required for travel. Pridham Hall is most easily accessed via the City West tram stop, which is a 5-minute walk away.

    The trams operate throughout the CBD, and you can get to City West on the following lines:

    Via King William St

    • Royal Adelaide Hospital-Glenelg
    • Entertainment Centre-Glenelg

    Via North Terrace

    • Entertainment Centre-Botanic Gardens

    Trams are frequent and run 7 days a week:

    • Maximum wait 10 minutes Monday-Friday 7am-7pm and weekends 8:40am-8pm
    • Every 20 minutes other times
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    Pridham Hall is located in Adelaide CBD. There are many options for accommodation across North Terrace, Currie St and Hindley St.

    Some options listed below:

    1. Oaks Embassy 96 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
    2. Oaks Horizons 104 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
    3. iStay Precinct 185 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000
    4. Avani Adelaide Residences, 176 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000
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