International Conference on Atomic Physics XXI
Storrs, Connecticut, USA
July 27 - August 1, 2008

Second Announcement

Conference Website:

The 21st International Conference on Atomic Physics, ICAP 2008, will
be held from Sunday, July 27 to Friday, August 1, 2008 on the campus
of the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. The campus
is located in scenic New England between New York and Boston. The
conference Co-chairs at the Physics Department, University of
Connecticut are: Profs. Winthrop Smith, Robin Cote and Phillip Gould.

The Website above has details on How to Register, Abstract Submission,
Travel and Accommodations, Excursions, Summer School, Contact
Information, Additions to the Mailing List, etc

Important Dates and Deadlines:

 * March 31, 2008: Conference registration opens (including on-campus housing, meal plan and airport shuttles)
 * April 9, 2008:  Abstract submission opens
 * April 22, 2008: Deadline for application for financial support from IUPAP 
 * April 22, 2008: Student support application deadline
 * May 9, 2008: Early registration ends
 * June 9, 2008: Abstract submission deadline
 * June 27, 2008: Preconference registration ends
 * July 20-25, 2008:  One week Summer School for new AMO researchers, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
 * July 22-26, 2008: International Conference on Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 * July 27-August 1, 2008: ICAP 2008, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

General Information:   

Recent previous conferences in this premier series were held in
even-numbered years in Innsbruck (2006), Rio de Janeiro
(2004), and Cambridge MA (2002).  These conferences are devoted to
fundamental studies and forefront research in basic AMO physics,
broadly defined.  Emphasis is on atoms and their interactions with
each other and with external fields. All invited talks are plenary,
including two "Hot Topics" sessions, plus 3 poster sessions.  On the
opening day of the conference there will be a Nobel Symposium
featuring talks by recent Nobel Laureates in AMO Physics, who
participate actively in the conference.  Topics this year include but
are not limited to: Precision Measurements, Atomic Clocks, Quantum
Information, Trapped Ions, Quantum Optics and Cavity QED, Bose and
Fermi Gases of atoms, Optical Lattices, Cold Molecules, Mesoscopic
Quantum Systems and Ultrafast Phenomena.  The program with a list of
confirmed invited speakers is given on the Website above.

IUPAP sponsorship has been secured, including subsidies for a limited
number of participants from developing countries. Limited support for
students attending ICAP2008 will also be available. A satellite conference
and an AMO Physics Summer School are associated with the conference.
The members of the International Advisory Committee, Program Committee
and Local Committee are listed on the conference website.  There will
be a program of activities for Accompanying Persons at the conference.

For questions not answered on the Website above, use the Conference
email address

Registration Fees (see Website for details):

* Regular participant   early rate    $495, by May 9
* Regular participant   regular rate  $600, by June 27

* Student participant   early rate    $325, by May 9
* Student participant   regular rate  $400, by June 27

* Accompanying Person		      $100,  by June 27

There will be a free evening Concert (Monday) and the Public Lecture
(Tuesday).  The Conference Banquet (Thursday) is an additional $65 and
the Conference Excursions (Wednesday afternoon) cost an additional
$50, including transportation. Register at the Website for these.

News & Events

April 6, 2009 - Conference proceedings available for download
July 23, 2008 - After-arrival steps posted
July 23, 2008 - Airports, MIT, and BW hotel shuttles information posted
July 22, 2008 - Registration desk hours posted
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Winthrop Smith
Phillip Gould
Robin Côté

University of Connecticut


Conference organizers

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