The Atomic Physics Gordon Research Conference has a long history of bringing together top researchers and future leaders in the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. The Atomic Physics GRC is a cornerstone for building our community of atomic physicists, where exciting recent breakthroughs are reported and lively discussions between students, professors, and researchers at all levels of experience happen. Equally important as the presentations are the informal conversations outside the lecture hall where ideas are generated, collaborations form, and new connections are made.
The focus of the Atomic Physics GRC moves with the frontier of atomic physics, and broad and deep connections to other branches of science are developed. Themes of this 25th Atomic Physics GRC include quantum degenerate gases, quantum information science, quantum and nonlinear optics, cold molecules and chemistry, few- and many-body physics, precision measurements, atomic clocks and magnetometers, tests of fundamental physics, searches for dark matter, and atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Connections to condensed-matter physics, particle physics, gravitational physics, and astrophysics will be featured throughout the program.
While we expect that many senior scientists will attend the 2021 conference, we also anticipate that, as throughout its history, the Atomic Physics GRC will attract a large number of younger participants. The participation of graduate students and postdocs is especially encouraged, and we anticipate that some financial support for young researchers will be available. In addition, researchers with family obligations may apply for financial support towards child care for their loved ones. Family housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the childcare guide for this venue for more details. A highlight of past Atomic Physics conferences has been the lively and stimulating poster sessions, and we encourage participants to share their work in this way again. The beautiful setting of Salve Regina University affords many opportunities for informal scientific conversations, as well as afternoon activities both on-campus and in the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Tests of Fundamental Physics
- Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
- Cold Molecules and Chemistry
- Quantum Sensing and Metrology
- Few- and Many-Body Physics
- Extreme and Exotic Measurements
- Quantum Information Science