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ICAP 2018 – The 26th International Conference on Atomic Physics 

22-27 Juillet 2018

The 26th International Conference on Atomic Physics will be held in Barcelona from July 22nd – July 27th 2018. The conference is organized by the Institut of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the University of Barcelona (UB). The conference will be preceded by the ICAP 2018 Summer School
The ICAP 2018 conference will start with an initial reception on Sunday July 22nd 2018 at 5pm at the historical building of the University of Barcelona, in the city center. The first session of the conference will start on Monday July 23rd 2018 at 8:45 at the conference venue. The conference will finish on Friday July 27th 2018 at 4pm.

The ICAP 2018 conference will be held at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, PCB, which is located at the heart of the city, in the vicinity of Plaça de Espanya, Montjuic and the National Museum of Arts of Catalonia.

Thanks to the International Program Committee of ICAP 2018, we are happy to announce that we have a fantastic list of confirmed speakers for the conference:

Antonio Acín
Andreas Becker
Immanuel Bloch
Jacqueline Bloch
Doerte Blume
Antoine Browaeys
Francesca Calegari
Darrick Chang
Paul Corkum
Jean Dalibard
Karsten Danzmann
Michel Devoret
John M. Doyle
André Eckardt
Tilman Esslinger
Christian Gross
Ronald Hanson
Zoran Hadzibabic
Ed Hinds
Mark Kasevich
Dietrich Liebfried
Holger Mueller
Xinhua Peng
Arno Rauschenbeutel
Gerhard Rempe
Piet Schmidt
Jörg Schmiedmayer
Yong-il Shin
Ian Spielman
Yoshiro Takahashi
Thomas Udem
Tanya Zelevinsky
Peter Zoller

The conference will also invite six “hot topic speakers”, which will be decided during spring 2018. Besides the invited talks the ICAP conference will host two extra scientific activities. On Tuesday we will have a Nobel prize panel session to discuss the past, present and future of atomic physics. On Thursday we will host a IUPAP session presented by Prof. William Phillips and Prof. Vanderlei Bagnato on the new standards presented this year. This presentation will be open to the public.

Further information about the conference, including the list of speakers, details about registration, support for students, etc, can be found at the ICAP 2018 webpage


Practical information

Dates : 22-27 Juillet 2018

Lieu : Barcelona