[Milton-L] IMS10

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Apr 7 07:04:41 EDT 2011


As you probably know, the organizers sent out a message that they are going to go ahead with plans for the conference but will cancel it if necessary.  Unless that happens, I will be going.

Tokyo suffered only light damage from the earthquake. The dangerous radiation area as of 3/15 (the last news story on it that I can find) was within 30 km of the reactor, though the US military moved people its people 50 km away.  Tokyo is 250 km away.

Jameela Lares
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The University of Southern Mississippi
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From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of miriammansur at terra.com.br [miriammansur at terra.com.br]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 4:44 PM
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Subject: [Milton-L] IMS10

Dear List Members,

I would like to share some fear that we Brazilians are having about IMS10. To get the financial support for the event, we have to start the process now, and, after the disaster in Japan, we are doubtful of our going. Unfortunately, Japan has suffered a lot and the recovering of such a disgrace takes time to occur. Besides, there is the risk of radiation, and of course, we are afraid of the exposure to it. I would like to know how you are feeling about going to Japan this year. The IMS10 is an opportunity of learning and meeting all of you, which we cannot miss. However, we have to confess we are quite insecure. How about you all, have you been suffering such kind of anxiety? Sorry, if I am using the forum to discuss such a thing, but we feel that this may be affecting us all.

I would appreciate if you could do with some help on this issue.

Special thanks,

Miriam Mansur

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