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Atomic Physics
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The Atomic Physics Gordon Conference has a long history of bringing together top researchers and future leaders in the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. This Gordon Conference showcases the close-knit community in atomic physics, and is a well known venue for substantial and informal interaction between students, young speakers, and senior figures in the field. The conference always features a great deal of lively discussion during the sessions, but equally important are the spaces in between, where ideas move, collaborations form, and connections are made.

The Atomic Physics Gordon Conference moves with the frontiers of atomic physics, relating this discipline to the other branches of the physical sciences whenever possible. Recent session themes include precision measurements and spectroscopy, laser-cooling of atoms and molecules, quantum degenerate gases, quantum information science, quantum optics, laser science, ultrafast and high-field physics, atomic and molecular collision processes, tests of fundamental symmetries in nature, connections to condensed-matter physics, and applications to biophysics.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Atomic Physics" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Atomic Physics
From Quantum Control to Tests of Fundamental Physics
Jun 11-16 Salve Regina University Marianna Safronova
2015 Atomic Physics
From Ultracold to Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems
Jun 14-19 Salve Regina University Vladan Vuletic
2013 Atomic Physics Jun 23-28 Salve Regina University Deborah Jin
2011 Atomic Physics Jun 26 - Jul 1 Mount Snow John M. Doyle
2009 Atomic Physics Jun 28 - Jul 3 Tilton School Protik K. Majumder
2007 Atomic Physics Jul 1-6 Tilton School Chris Monroe
2005 Atomic Physics Jun 26 - Jul 1 Tilton School Eric Cornell
2003 Atomic Physics Jun 15-20 Tilton School Ronald L. Walsworth
2001 Atomic Physics Jun 17-22 Williams College Steven L. Rolston
1999 Atomic Physics Jul 4-9 Plymouth State College John Delos
1997 Atomic Physics Jun 29 - Jul 4 New England College Phillip L. Gould
1995 Atomic Physics Jul 2-7 Brewster Academy Chris H. Greene
1993 Atomic Physics Jul 4-9 Brewster Academy William D. Phillips
1991 Atomic Physics Jul 1-5 Brewster Academy William Cooke
1989 Atomic Physics Jul 3-7 Brewster Academy David J. Wineland
1987 Atomic Physics Jul 6-10 Brewster Academy Thomas J. McIlrath
1985 Atomic Physics Jul 1-5 Brewster Academy Harold Metcalf
1983 Atomic Physics Jul 4-8 Colby-Sawyer College Hugh P. Kelly
1981 Atomic Physics Jul 6-10 Brewster Academy Stephen R. Lundeen
1979 Atomic Physics Jun 25-29 Brewster Academy Aaron Temkin
1977 Atomic Physics Jul 4-8 Brewster Academy Winthrop W. Smith
1975 Atomic Physics
New Directions in Atomic Physics
Jul 14-18 Tilton School Benjamin Bederson
1973 Atomic Physics Jun 18-22 Proctor Academy Marvin H. Mittleman
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