We regret to announce the death of our dear friend Laszlo Takacs.
Laszlo’s death took place at Baltimore, Maryland, on November 13, 2019.
The death removes a brilliant researcher whose work on the phenomena
that accompany the application of mechanical forces to solids as well as
on the history of Mechanochemistry is well known and appreciated.
Our community honours his memory and expresses here its sorrow.
We are proud to have taken up the baton from previous INCOME organizers and to have risen to the challenge. We are deeply committed to making the upcoming event unforgettable.
INCOME first edition was held in Košice (Slovakia) in 1993. It was the inaugural debut of a conference that launched Chemistry induced by mechanical forces in the circle of principal international events regarding Chemistry and Materials Science.
Every three years on the average, INCOME has been the essential discussion board for the community of scientists focused on the physics and chemistry of transformations activated and driven by the input of mechanical energy.
After 27 years, INCOME will celebrate the historical achievement of 10 editions under the powerful thrust of enthusiasm for the new flowering of studies in the field, already sensed during the 9th INCOME held in Košice (Slovakia) in 2017.
The recent approval of the COST Action CA18112 – Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry provides us the ideal tool to strengthen interactions while involving new actors from both science and industry. In collaboration with the COST Action coordinator and committees, INCOME2020 aims at catalysing further growth of our community along the threads of traditional and novel areas of investigation while chasing the dream of mastering the fine art of converting mechanical energy into chemical energy. We will do it in a land of ancient myths.
The great island beyond the Pillars of Hercules, the birthplace of Sea Peoples, the realm of Hesperides beyond Ocean in the far west of the ancient world, the place of exile of Daedalus, Sardinia is situated in the middle of the western Mediterranean Sea.
It is an island that strikes inhabitants and visitors with its incomparable natural beauties, millennia-long history and unique traditions, language and culture. Surrounded by crystal-clear water that bathes enchanting beaches and coves sheltered between granite cliffs, the island is dominated by mountains of granite and schist immersed in vegetation heavily scented with helichrysum and myrtle.
It will be an honor for us to welcome you in our land. We expect attendants from countries all over the world. INCOME2020 will offer the opportunity of meeting in a pleasant context to share experience and expertise in the various areas of Mechanochemistry, strengthen networks and keep updated on the most recent products from companies and industries.
We warmly hope you will be able to join us in Cagliari and help us to make INCOME2020 exciting and inspiring. We will do our best to maintain the noble tradition of INCOME highly reputed.
We are building a new Chemistry. Are you with us?