Theoretical Atomic-Molecular-Optical Physics:
The meeting will be held Aug. 18-19, 2011 at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 375, Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Theoretical Atomic-Molecular-Optical Physics (TAMOP) is undergoing a rapid transformation with the continuing developments in traditional areas of atomic structure and collisions and new areas of application, including ultra-fast control, cold-degenerate gases, and quantum information science. This 1.5-day workshop has two key objectives:
To bring together leading researchers in atomic, molecular, and optical physics to assess the state of theoretical research in the field and to formulate a vision for TAMOP for the next decade.
To survey the current organizational and funding landscape in TAMOP, including the balance between individual investigators, groups of investigators, centers and institutes, and types of institutions, and to suggest general guidelines for the next decade.
An online discussion (see Discussion link) will be conducted before the start of the workshop so that the community can formulate a set of "big scientific questions" for the field and can address the programmatic issues of Objective II. Your input to this discussion is essential to guide the process.
The workshop will be open to all interested attendees from the AMO community (subject to space constraints), and it is planned that the majority of the workshop sessions will be broadcast via EVO.
The conclusions at the planning discussion and the workshop will be summarized in a report prepared by the four co-organizers.
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