Tuesday 18 July

There will be a registration desk on the ground floor of the Calman Learning Centre near the entrance to the Sir Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre to accommodate late arrivals.


8:30 – 8:45
Sir Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre


Morning Plenary Session
Chair: Kevin J. Weatherill


8:45 – 9:30
EPS Invited Speaker: Ed Hinds
“Magneto-optical trapping and sub-Doppler cooling of molecules”
Sir Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre


9:30 – 10:15
Plenary: Pascale Senellart
“Near-optimal atom-photon interfaces in the solid-state”
Sir Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre


10:15 – 11:00
Coffee Break
Earth Sciences 2nd floor


Morning Parallel Sessions
Chair: Dermot Green
Chairs: Elizabeth Bridge and Fabian Maucher


11:00 – 11:30
Invited Talk: Denis Vion
“Superconducting circuits for detecting and manipulating spins in solids”
Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre


11:30 – 11:50
Contributed Talk: Minkang Zhou
“Testing the Universality of Free Fall with Bragg atom interferometer”
Ken Wade Lecture Theatre
Contributed Talk: Oliver Morsch
“Experimental signatures of an absorbing-state phase transition in a cold Rydberg gas”
Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre


11:50 – 12:10
Contributed Talk: Niamh Keegan
“A Rydberg-dressed magneto-optical trap”
Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre


12:10 – 12:30



12:30 – 14:00
Collingwood College


Afternoon Plenary Session
Chair: Matthew Jones


14:00 – 14:45
Plenary: Eva Lindroth
“Attosecond physics and the dream of an electron movie”
Sir Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre


Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Chair: Daniel Maxwell
Chair: David Carty


15:00 – 15:30
Invited Talk: Alicia Palacios
“Imaging ultrafast molecular wave-packets with a single chirped UV pulse”
Ken Wade Lecture Theatre
Invited Talk: Edvardas Narevicius
“Cold chemistry with cold molecules”
Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre



15:30 – 15:50
Contributed Talk: Dermot Green
“Positron cooling and annihilation in noble gases”
Ken Wade Lecture Theatre


15:50 – 16:10
Contributed Talk: Martin Ibrügger
“Precision spectroscopy of cold formaldehyde in an electric trap”
Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre


16:30 – 18:30
Poster Session A
Refreshments provided
Earth Sciences 2nd floor


19:00 – 21:00
Reception and private tour of Durham Cathedral
Includes drinks and canapes