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Volcano Wreaking Havoc on Science Meetings
19 April 2010 4:54 pm
Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano has snarled air traffic across Europe thanks to the ash cloud it has been belching into the sky, and traveling scientists are feeling the impact like everyone else. The Scientist reports the postponement until next year of the 5th European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) conference, which was originally scheduled for above the Arctic Circle, near Muonio in Lapland.
The ash cloud has dented attendance of at least one major U.S. meeting, too. About 5% of invited speakers have canceled at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., which was expected to attract 17,000 people. Some of the missing speakers are participating by teleconference or have asked a co-author to give their talk.
Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science, which publishes this blog, is stranded in Italy, and one of our colleagues remains stuck in Thailand.