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26–30 November 2018 Searching for New Physics with cold and controlled Molecules

Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Europe/Berlin timezone

Recently a remarkable progress has been achieved in control over both internal and external degrees of freedom for a wide range of molecules. In particular, direct laser and optoelectric cooling of polyatomic molecules has been successfully demonstrated. This opens a way for much higher precision in measuring tiny effects in molecular spectra connected with possible new physical forces, including exotic spin-dependent interactions and parity (P) and time-reversal invariance (T) violating interactions. In this context, considerable interest would present, for example, identification of closed-shell chiral laser-coolable molecules. On the other hand, consideration of P- and P,T-odd effects for classes of molecules that were already successfully cooled and trapped is of great interest. The workshop aims to bring together experimentalists and theorists working both on molecular control and cooling of molecules and ions and on the effects caused by new physical forces. The expected impact may include new proposals to search for the electron’s electric dipole moment, nuclear anapole and Schiff moments, search for axion-like dark matter and other experiments using precisely controlled molecules. The workshop will also offer an opportunity to review new directions in molecular cooling and control, as well as achievements in laser and NMR techniques.

24–28 June 2018 45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2018)

Denver, CO, USA

The International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) is an annual conference coordinated by the Plasma Science and Application Committee (PSAC) of the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society. The program of the 45th ICOPS covers both traditional areas of plasma science and new exploratory research areas. The conference offers an outstanding forum for scientists and engineers to learn further about some of the greatest advances in plasma science and technology in recent years and to discuss future directions of research.

Detailed information is available at the Conference website:

18–20 July 2018 Stochastic Electrodynamics

SED2018 Boston University

Organizers: Herman Batelaan (University of Nebraska), Ana María Cetto (National University of Mexico) and Dan Cole (Boston University)

Purpose and scope

The purpose of the SED2018 meeting is to promote the physical insights that have been attained by researchers using and developing the theory of Stochastic Electrodynamics from various perspectives and to provide a platform that stimulates discussion, helps disseminate results and promote further work.

The meeting is intended to include reviews on several topics on SED to assist newer members of this community, as well as the presentation of new results and discussion of the challenges met by the theory and of experimental avenues that may test ideas inspired by it.


27–31 August 2018 Workshop on Collective Scattering of Light

Fernando de Noronha - PE Brazil

The role of coherences between atomic dipoles has gained an ever-increasing importance with the advent of ultracold atoms and large trapped ion systems. These allow to generate and manipulate correlations and entanglement between the particles, with many consequences for both applications (e.g., quantum information) and for the study of fundamental properties of matter. Light is the most important and versatile tool to manipulate matter in a controlled way, allowing today to address and manipulate single atoms and ions and their respective coherences.

This workshop addresses the properties of these many-body systems at the frontier between the microscopic and macroscopic realms. The coupling between light and an ensemble of classical or quantum scatterers, and the induced classical and quantum correlations, will be intensively discussed through lectures and informal discussions. Some of the main topics of interest are listed below:

  • Cooperative scattering
  • Anderson localization of light
  • Dicke super and subradiance
  • Mesoscopic physics with cold atoms
  • Multiple scattering of light
  • Ab initio models for light scattering
  • Random lasing
  • Collective optical forces

Detailed information is available at the Conference website:

28 August–1 September 2018 Symposium and Summer School on Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG)

Belgrade, Serbia

SPIG was initiated before 56 years ago. The first meeting was organized in Belgrade in 1962, under the title: “1st Yugoslav Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG)”.

SPIG represents an international conference in the fields of:

  • Atomic Collision Processes—Electron and Photon Interactions with Atomic Particles, Heavy Particle Collisions, Swarms and Transport Phenomena;
  • Particle and Laser Beam Interactions with Solids—Atomic Collisions in Solids, Sputtering and Deposition, Laser and Plasma Interaction with Surfaces;
  • Low Temperature Plasmas—Plasma Spectroscopy and other Diagnostic Methods, Gas Discharges, Plasma Applications and Devices;
  • General Plasmas—Fusion Plasmas, Astrophysical Plasmas and Collective Phenomena.

These four disciplines have strong interactions in numerous applications, however, due to the development of specialized international conferences, it has become increasingly rare that such a wide range of topics is covered at a single conference. As the four fields often overlap and merge in numerous fundamental studies and more importantly applications, SPIG serves as a venue for exchanging ideas in the four related fields. Although the number of international conferences on this and similar topics is growing and the competition between conferences is strong, SPIG has had enviable success in attracting a large number of scientists to Serbia every two years. The SPIG conferences is international in character with an international scientific committee and a large number of invited speakers from all around the world. Most of the leading scientists in the fields related to SPIG have attended the conference at some stage. SPIG is held every two years and in the recent years typical number of participants was 150–200 including 30 invited speakers and 25 progress reports. Approximately 50% of participants are from a large number of different countries, mostly from Europe.


The 29th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG 2018) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from August 28th to September 1st 2018, at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The 29th SPIG is organized by the Vinča Insitute of nuclear sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in collaboration with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The SPIG conference covers a wide range of topics from fundamental studies to applications of ionized gases.

Detailed information is available at the Conference website:

13–16 May 2012 IPS 2012: 5th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy

Presqu'île de Giens, France

The 5th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy covers all modern aspects of plasma spectroscopy connecting basic research with industrial applications. It will bring together specialists who are applying spectroscopic methods for investigations in gas discharges in a convivial surroundings to promote fruitful discussions.

5–8 June 2012 Lyon BEC 2012: Theory of Quantum Gases and Quantum Coherence

Lyon, France

This workshop is dedicated to the theoretical challenges in the field of quantum gases, with a strong connection to condensed matter physics - including strongly correlated systems, low-dimensional systems, disorder effects etc.
One of the main goals of this workshop is to bring together young researchers coming from Europe and overseas. The program includes 5 overview lectures by leading senior scientists in the field of cold atoms and condensed matter, about 20 lectures by junior scientists selected by the advisory committee, and a poster session open to all the participants. A special invited session is organized this year on the subject of Bose-Einstein condensation in condensed matter systems.

18–22 June 2012 SSP2012: 5th International Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics

Groningen, The Netherlands

The SSP conference brings together theoreticians and experimentalists working on the physics of fundamental interactions and symmetries. Over the years, the conference evolved to include emerging and challenging new frontiers of subatomic physics related to search for physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics.

10–14 July 2012 XXI Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG)

Viana do Castelo, Portugal

The ESCAMPIG is an international conference being celebrated since 1973. It is now a biennial conference of the European Physical Society (EPS). The wide variety of conference topics on basic and applied plasma science spans from atomic and molecular processes in plasmas and plasma-surface interaction to self-organization in plasmas and to the new research lines with low and high pressure plasma sources.

ESCAMPIG XXI is organized by Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Minho and Universidade da Madeira.

The working language of the conference will be English and, consequently, all the conference oral presentations and the written material will be given in English. According to the tradition of this conference, all activities and events will take place under one roof to help the scientific interactions.

23–27 July 2012 ICAP 2012: The 23rd International Conference on Atomic Physics

Palaiseau, France

The 23rd International Conference on Atomic Physics will be held in the Ecole polytechnique, a high level graduate school close to Paris. Following the tradition of ICAP, the conference will present an outstanding programme of invited speakers covering the most recent subjects in the field of atomic physics.

30 July–3 August 2012 11th International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation (QCMC2012)

Vienna, Austria

The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC) was established 1990 to encourage and bring together scientists and engineers working in the interdisciplinary field of quantum information science and technology. To date, ten such meetings have been held and the eleventh will take place 2012 in Vienna/Austria.

30 September–4 October 2012 ICAMDATA 2012: 8th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

ICAMDATA 2012 continues the series of international conferences since 1997 that promotes the use of atomic and molecular data in various fields of science and technology, and provides a forum for interaction of producers and users of such data.

9–14 June 2013 Disorder in Condensed Matter and Ultracold Atoms

Varenna, Italy

The aim of this conference is to bring together internationally-renowned specialists and young researchers from both communities of Condensed-Matter physics and Ultracold Atoms, experimentalists and theoreticians. We expect emergence of new promising challenges, fruitful discussions, and cross fertilization of ideas, both on the experimental and on the theoretical sides.

14–19 June 2013 ICOLS 2013

University of California, Berkeley, USA

The 21th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy will feature the latest developments of all forms of laser physics and spectroscopy.

30 June–5 July 2013 Quantum Information Processing and Communication Conference

Florence, Italy

Quantum information and quantum communication. Physical realizations of quantum systems for information technology such as photons, single atoms, ions, molecules, nuclear and electron spins, superconducting circuits, micro- and nano-mechanics, hybrid quantum systems, degenerate quantum gases. Topical subjects such as foundations of quantum information, quantum measurements, quantum interferometry, cavity QED, optical lattices, quantum memories, many-body systems.

14–19 July 2013 ICPIG-2013

Granada, Spain

The XXXI edition of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) is held in Spain for the first time after the first ICPIG that took place back in 1953 in Oxford (UK) 60 years ago. The ICPIG, a tradicional International conference with a remarkably long history, is held every two years and covers nearly all aspects of phenomena in ionizad gases from fundamentals to applications. The ICPIG topics are grouped into four major sections (A. Fundamentals; B. Modeling, Simulation and Diagnostics; C. Plasma Sources and Discharge Regimes; D. Applications) with each major section structured into several sub-topics.

31 July–3 August 2013 Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC-SS2013)

Montevideo, Uruguay

The Organizing Committee of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry invites you to participate in its Summer Symposium, July 31–August 3, 2013. The ISPC-SS2013 will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, and counts with the support of Universidad de la República, Uruguay, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación and Facultad de Química (Universidad de la República, Uruguay).

4–9 August 2013 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry

Cairns, Australia

ISPC is a major bi-annual international conference with topics encompassing the whole area of plasma chemistry and processing science. The aim of the symposium is to present and discuss the recent progress in plasma chemistry and its many applications.

The symposium will include plenary lectures, invited and contributed oral presentations and poster sessions. The whole area of plasma processing from fundamentals to applications will be covered. The official language of the symposium is English.

5–9 August 2013 Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (ASOS-11)

Mons, Belgium

The 11th International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths (ASOS) for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas will be held in Mons (Belgium) from Monday August 5 to Friday August 9, 2013. The purpose of the meeting will be, in line with tradition, to bring together 'producers' and 'users' of atomic data so as to ensure optimal coordination. Atomic physicists who study the structure of atoms and their radiative and collisional properties will be invited to explain the development of their work while astrophysicists and laboratory plasma physicists will be invited to review their present research interests and the context in which atomic data are needed.
The meeting will be organized by the Astrophysics and Spectroscopy (ASPECT) group on the campus of University of Mons (UMONS) and will include invited and contributed talks along with poster presentations. The conference will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of Monday August 5, followed by four days for the scientific program. An afternoon outing and a conference dinner are also planned. It will be the eleventh meeting in a series started in 1983 and taking place every three years.

7–10 October 2013 18th International Conference: Atomic Processes in Plasmas

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

The APiP meetings started in 1977 as the American Physical Society (APS) Topical Conferences. However, since 2007 the APiP conferences has been referred to as "International", to better reflect the true nature of the meeting. The APiP conference was at Auburn in 1998 and this year will again be held at Auburn, from the 7th-10th October 2013.

The APiP conference will consist of plenary lectures, invited talks and poster contributions. The topics covered will include:

- Low-temperature/atmospheric plasmas
- Astrophysical plasmas
- Small LASER-produced plasmas
- High energy density plasmas
- Magnetic-fusion plasmas
- Next generation light sources
- Measurements of atomic processes
- Fundamental data and modelling
- Free Electron LASERS

14–17 April 2014 41st IOP Plasma Physics Conference

Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK

he 41st Plasma Physics conference will be hosted by the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK. This conference covers all disciplines, including Magnetic and Inertial confinement fusion, Astrophysical Plasmas, Low Density and Technological/Industrial Plasmas, High Energy Density and Laser Plasmas, Dusty and Complex plasmas and Non-neutral plasmas, Plasma Surface interactions, Plasma Applications including Medical applications and Plasma Diagnostics.

1–6 June 2014 22nd International Conference on  Spectral Line Shapes

UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN, USA

This conference covers a broad range of topics with a particular emphasis on spectral line shape studies including line shapes of atomic and molecular transitions in neutral gaseous mixtures, high and low temperature plasmas, clusters and helium droplets, spectroscopy of stellar atmospheres and interstellar media, cold atoms and molecules, collision-induced spectra, processes in laser fields and innovative techniques of line shape applications for diagnostic purposes.

2–6 June 2014 45th Annual DAMOP Meeting

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

For further information please refer to the website.

1–4 July 2014 46th Conference of the European Group on Atomic Systems

Lille, France

The main goal of the EGAS conferences is to maintain contact between groups and individuals from different countries working on atomic systems and related fields.

3–8 August 2014 24th International Conference on Atomic Physics

Washington, D.C., USA

The 24th International Conference on Atomic Physics will be held on August 3-8, 2014 at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. USA. The event will be hosted by the Joint Quantum Institute, a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, with support from the Laboratory for Physical Sciences.

21–26 September 2014 Hakone XIV

Zinnowitz, Germany

HAKONE is a bi-annual symposium bringing together scientists and engineers working on subjects in the basic research and plasma processing of high pressure (typically 1 bar) and low temperature plasma chemistry.

21–25 September 2014 9th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications

Jena, Germany

ICAMDATA 2014 is continuing the series of international conferences to promote the use of atomic and molecular data in various fields of science and technology, and provides a forum for the interaction of data producers, database designers and compilers, and data users.

29 September–3 October 2014 The 16th International Workshop on  Radiative Properties of Hot Dense Matter

Vienna, Austria

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together a relatively small, international group of leading researchers in radiative transfer, line shapes, dense plasma spectroscopy, non-LTE population kinetics, opacity studies and plasma processes, to identify current problems in these fields and directions for future research.

23–26 May 2016 International Conference on the Frontiers in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Shanghai, China

Atoms, molecules, and light have been at the forefront of understanding quantum mechanics, since its discovery over 100 years ago. Since then the field has progressed from understanding the most fundamental aspects of how particles behave under quantum mechanics to controlling individual atoms for creating new technologies. While matter and light are from ordinary experience rather different, with today’s control of coherent quantum phenomena many of the ideas freely cross their respective boundaries. Some of the topics that will be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, cold atoms & cold molecules, ultrafast & precision spectroscopy, quantum manipulation & precision measurement, quantum computing & quantum communication, and quantum metrology. In this conference we aim to bring together the leading experts working in the frontiers of atomic, molecular, and optical systems.

12–16 September 2016 15th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The 15th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering will be held, as usually, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from Monday, September 12 to Friday, September 16, 2016. The biennial PSE conference series is organized by the European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering.

With a continuously growing interest in the preceding PSE events, with more than 750 participants from all over the world in 2014, PSE is a well-established and leading forum in the field of plasma as well as ion- and particle-beam assisted surface modification and thin film technologies.

PSE provides an opportunity to present recent progress in research and development and industrial applications. Its topics span a wide range from fundamentals such as e.g. process modelling and simulation of plasmas or thin film physics, through experimental studies which establish the relationships between process parameters and the structural and functional properties of modified surfaces and/or thin films, towards the application in industrial production.

With numerous industrial exhibitors and an exceptionally large fraction of participants from industry (34% in 2014), a special feature of PSE is the intimate and vivid interaction between those being involved in basic research and those who have to meet the rapidly increasing demands in industrial production.

PSE 2016 will be dedicated to “Plasma, Surface and Mobility”. The importance of plasma on the modification of materials surfaces and their impact on the diversity of areas of mobility such as transportation, low CO2 emission, improved engines efficiency or quality of life, will be enhanced in many scientific and technological contributions allocated to the conference topics. The more applied aspects with direct impact on the mobility for tomorrow will be discussed and addressed in the industrial workshop.

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