Another successful QuAMP International Conference

September saw Swansea Physics and the College of Science host QuAMP, the UK’s national and international conference on Quantum Atomic Molecular and Plasma Physics.

QuAmp 2013The conference was opened by Professor Steve Wilks, Head of the College, who extended a warm welcome to delegates. In discussing the history of Physics at Swansea, Professor Wilks pointed out that it was nearly forty years since a major atomic physics conference had been held here, which made this occasion very special for the hosts.

Professor Mike Charlton (QuAMP Chair) then handed over to the Chair of the first session, Professor John Rarity (Bristol). QuAMP 2013 was privileged to hear some superb presentations, amongst which were those given by Professors Paul Corkum (Ottawa) and Jeremy O’Brien (Bristol) who spoke in the opening session.

Paul gave a wonderful synopsis of his work on the foundation and development of attosecond science. Jeremy, who was awarded the IOP Bates Prize for his outstanding work in the field of Quantum Information, presented some of the stimulating work going on in his group in Bristol.

In all, QuAMP 2013 had close to 50 oral presentations and over 40 poster contributions - a testament to the thriving UK community in these fields of physics.

* Photograph left to right: Professors John Rarity and Jeremy O'Brien