Res. Chem. Intermed.
, Vol. 31, No. 7–8, pp. 555–556 (2005)
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This issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates contains some of the papers pre-
sented at the seventh Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochem-
istry (TSRP-2004) held at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (Mumbai, India),
8–12 January 2004. Most readers may remember that the TSRP symposium series
was started in 1992 as a brain-child of Dr. Jai Pal Mittal, who retired from BARC on
30 September 2003 as Director, Chemistry and Isotope Group. TSRP has now be-
come an internationally recognised forum for bringing radiation chemists and pho-
tochemists working in different parts of the world together on the same platform.
On behalf of the Trombay scientiﬁc community it is my privilege to dedicate this
special issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates to the scientiﬁc community.
Proceedings of the three previous symposia, TSRP-96, TSRP-98 and TSRP-2000,
were published in special issues of the journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry
(1997) and two special issues each of this journal (1999 and 2001), respectively.
Part of the proceedings of the 3rd APC-2002/6th TSRP-2002 was published in Pro-
ceedings of the Academy of Sciences of India in 2003. All these publications were
very well received by the global scientiﬁc community. During TSRP-2004, invited
talks and contributory papers (in poster form), dealing with thrust and frontline ar-
eas, were presented during 5 full days of scientiﬁc deliberations. Only some of these
presentations are published in this issue, while a list of all other papers presented at
TSRP-2004 is given at the end, to give a full ﬂavour of the symposium.
Our goal has been to organize the TSRP biannually on the lines of other popular
international conferences such as the Gordon Conference, Tihany Symposium,
Miller Conference, Puls, etc., and achieve the highest level of scientiﬁc quality
and international recognition. The goal has been satisfactorily achieved, as seen
by the galaxy of internationally renowned scientists in the complementary ﬁelds of
radiation and photochemistry and chemical dynamics who attended the symposium.
This platform also serves as an ideal ground where upcoming talented young
radiation and photochemists and experts in the ﬁelds exchange ideas. We are sure
that the scientiﬁc tempo and the enthusiasm generated at TSRP-2004 will help the
participants to achieve great success in their careers.
We take this opportunity to thank the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences,
Department of Atomic Energy, India, under whose auspices TSRP-2004 was orga-