Conferences and Workshops
Winthrop Smith, Robin Cote, and Phillip Gould
The 21st International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP 2008), which will be held July 27 – August 1, 2008 at the University of Connecticut , Storrs , CT , is part of an ongoing series of conferences devoted to fundamental studies of atoms, broadly defined. A Web site with more details is under construction and will be linked our home page: www.phys.uconn.edu . The previous conference was in Innsbruck in 2006. This conference will encompass forefront research on basic AMO physics, emphasizing atoms and their interactions with each other and with external fields.
The ICAP meetings grew out of the molecular beams conferences of the Rabi group. The first was at NYU in 1968. Later conferences have been held all even-numbered years, alternating between North America and other locations, including Europe and recently Brazil , with plans for future conferences in Asia . Historically, topics have included quantum electrodynamics, tests of basic symmetries (PCT), precision measurements (including atomic clocks and fundamental constants), laser spectroscopy, ultracold atoms and molecules, Bose-Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases, optical lattices, quantum computing/quantum information with atoms and ions, coherent control, and ultrafast and intense field interactions. Notably, all invited talks are plenary. Nobel laureates participate actively. The conference will be preceded by a one-week Summer School for new AMO researchers, organized by the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms in Cambridge, MA.
Users' Meeting, including LCLS, Lou DiMauro
SLAC will host the 2007 Users' Meeting and Workshops during the period of September 28 – October 3, 2007. The meeting will formally include LCLS for the first time, recognizing the development of its user program and the beginning of LCLS operations in only 2 years. The Meeting and Workshops will feature new results, technical developments, opportunities, and plans for the future in a venue of talks, poster presentations, and workshops. There will be sessions on LCLS science, instrumentation and future plans; materials and environmental science, structural biology and spectroscopy, science highlights from the last year, and young investigator sessions. Users and interested scientists are encouraged to submit an abstract for an oral presentation by August 15 or for a poster presentation by September 4. Abstracts can be sent via direct email attachment to Lisa Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submitted via the meeting website once registration and abstract submission become available. All information about the meeting can be obtained via the website at http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/ssrl-lcls/2007/.
GEC, Mark Goldfarb and Darrin Leonhardt
The Sixtieth Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) will be held October 2-5, 2007 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia adjacent to Washington, D.C.
The GEC Executive Committee invites papers on basic phenomena and plasma processes in partially ionized gases, and on the theory and measurement of basic atomic and molecular collision processes. Papers reporting on experimental, theoretical, and computational studies that address either fundamental properties of low-temperature plasmas or their applications are encouraged. Applications of interest include, but are not limited to, plasma processing of materials, gas lasers, ion sources, gas discharge lamps, plasma chemistry and combustion, plasma-surface interactions, ionospheric phenomena, diagnostics, plasma aerodynamics, and similar topics. Although most papers will deal with low-energy processes, papers that concern electronic or radiative processes produced by high-energy electrons or heavy particles are also welcome.
Additional details can be found at the conference website http://www.pcm411.com/gec2007/index.html . Deadlines: Abstracts – June 15, Early registration – August 17, Room reservations – September 6.