The 49th Conference of the European Group on Atomic Systems (EGAS) will be held at Durham University in the United Kingdom from 17th to 21st July, 2017. EGAS is a division of the European Physical Society and has held an annual conference every year since 1969 without interruption. The conference is one of the most successful European conferences in the broad field of AMO physics, typically attracting 200-300 participants. As in previous years, we expect to attract a large audience covering a wide range of interests from all fields related to EGAS.
The historic city of Durham is home to the UNESCO Durham World Heritage Site, which features the spectacular Durham Cathedral and Castle. At around 900 years old, both buildings contain a wealth of history and represent remarkable architectural achievements. As some of the most well-preserved structures of their time, they are an attraction not to be missed.
Durham University has a thriving community of both experimental and theoretical atomic and molecular physics research, covering topics such as atom-light interactions in thermal vapours, Rydberg physics, Bose-Einstein condensation, cold quantum chemistry, and quantum information. Along with Newcastle University, Durham is part of the Joint Quantum Centre, whose research interests are focussed on low-energy quantum properties of light and matter, spanning from fundamental science to applied research.
The programme of EGAS 49 will consist of approximately ten invited plenary lectures, ten invited talks and thirty contributed talks. There will also be two poster sessions.