The fundamental aspects of radiation physics are the central theme of a two-day international physics forum in Buenos Aires that features prestigious physicists from around the world. They will discuss innovations in non-destructive techniques that use ionising radiation and charged and neutral particles to probe matter, as well as their applications in the fields of art and cultural heritage, industry, life sciences and the environment. The scientific journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier) will dedicate a special edition to a selection of the scientific works presented during the conference. The event is coordinated by Jorge Eduardo Fernandez (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy) and Marcelo Rubio (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina). The following have been invited to attend: David Bradley (University of Surrey, UK), Richard Hugtenburgh (Swansea University, UK) and Hector Jorge Sanchez (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina). The initiative is being organised and hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in the Argentinian capital.