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20th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (ICOLS 2011), May 30th to June 3rd, 2011, at the Schlosshotel Münchhausen

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- Foreword
This is the second circular for the 20th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (ICOLS 2011), providing important information concerning registration, travel and accommodations. It will be held May 30th - June 3rd, 2011 at the Schlosshotel Münchhausen (http://www.schlosshotel-
). The hotel is located in the middle of a unique park landscape next to Hameln in the Weser Uplands near Hannover, Germany.

We will host a reception for all attendees and accompanying persons at the Schlosshotel Münchhausen on Sunday evening starting 4 p. m. till 8 p. m. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided. During the conference, a registration and information desk will be located in the lobby of the conference center. Sessions will start on Monday at 8.30 a. m. with a schedule of invited talks, poster sessions, excursions and social activities. The conference will end on Friday after lunch.

Following the usual custom, the program will consist of single sessions of invited talks and high-profile poster sessions covering the latest developments in Laser Spectroscopy and related topics.
Scheduling will allow significant time for informal discussions.

- Topics will include:

  • Atomic and molecular laser spectroscopy
  • Precision spectroscopy and metrology
  • Laser cooling and trapping
  • Degenerate gases, BECs, cold fermions
  • Cold collisions and cold molecules
  • Atom interferometry
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum information based on spectroscopic methods
  • Advanced laser sources, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy, optical combs, atoms in high fields
  • Novel applications of laser spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopic tests of fundamental physics
  • Laser spectroscopy enabled applications
  • Late breaking results

- Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • David DeMille (USA)
  • Michael Drewsen (Denmark)
  • Nathan Goldman (Belgium)
  • Randy Hulet (USA)
  • Hidetoshi Katori (Japan)
  • Michael Köhl (UK)
  • Stephan Kuhr (Germany)
  • Anne L’Huillier (Sweden)
  • Astrid Lambrecht (France)
  • Morgan Mitchell (Spain)
  • Giovanni Modugno (Italy)
  • Tracy Northup (Austria)
  • Silke Ospelkaus (Germany
  • Tilman Pfau (Germany)
  • Nathalie Picqué (Germany)
  • Arno Rauschenbeutel (Germany)
  • Gerhard Rempe (Germany)
  • Monika Ritsch-Marte (Austria)
  • Ralf Röhlsberger (Germany)
  • Till Rosenband (USA)
  • Peter Rosenbusch (France)
  • Matthew Sellars (Australia)
  • Yoshiro Takahashi (Japan)
  • Andrew White (Australia)
  • Jing Zhang (China
  • Peter Zoller (Austria)

- Meeting Format

Following tradition and by design, participation in ICOLS 2011 will be limited to approximately 200 attendees by invitation only. The program will consist of about 32 invited oral presentations (daily single session format) and two evening poster sessions. Wednesday afternoon will be held free for informal discussions and recreational activities.

Written contributions from the invited speakers will be compiled and published in the conference proceedings, which will be distributed to all attendees. If electronic copies of the posters are provided to the organizers by the conclusion of the conference, they will be made available on a DVD for all attendees (depending on author’s agreement).

The organizing committee solicits contributions for the poster sessions, which should be in the form of a concise summary of 300 words or less for consideration. Prospective contributors should submit their summaries by March 31st to icols2011

Prospective attendees and/or contributors can register their interest in ICOLS 2011 and will be included in future correspondence by emailing ICOLS2011 Please visit our website, which will be kept up to date.

- Registration:

Attendance is by invitation only and the number of delegates will be limited to approximately 200. The pre-registering will start on January 15th, 2011. From February 21st, 2011 we will inform about an acceptance to the conference. The confirmation mail will contain the registration form.

Invitations are obtained by pre-registering on the conference website:

- Conference Fee:

The registration fee is EURO 680 prior to April 14th, 2011 and EURO 780 thereafter. The fee will cover the cost of the technical conference, the proceedings, and

  • Sunday: reception and soft drinks
  • Monday: lunch, dinner, coffee breaks, soft drinks and beer during the poster session
  • Tuesday: lunch, dinner, coffee breaks, soft drinks and beer during the poster session
  • Wednesday: lunch, coffee break, soft drinks
  • Thursday: lunch, coffee breaks, soft drinks, conference dinner including soft drinks, beer and wine
  • Friday: lunch, coffee break

Soft drinks will be available throughout the days.

- More information:

Please download the following PDF file, or visit the website of the conference