The 49th Conference of the European Group on Atomic Systems (EGAS) will be held at Durham University in the United Kingdom from 17th to 21st July, 2017. EGAS is a division of the European Physical Society and has held an annual conference every year since 1969 without interruption. The conference is one of the most successful European conferences in the broad field of AMO physics, typically attracting 200-300 participants. As in previous years, we expect to attract a large audience covering a wide range of interests from all fields related to EGAS.

The historic city of Durham is home to the UNESCO Durham World Heritage Site, which features the spectacular Durham Cathedral and Castle. At around 900 years old, both buildings contain a wealth of history and represent remarkable architectural achievements. As some of the most well-preserved structures of their time, they are an attraction not to be missed.

Durham University has a thriving community of both experimental and theoretical atomic and molecular physics research, covering topics such as atom-light interactions in thermal vapours, Rydberg physics, Bose-Einstein condensation, cold quantum chemistry, and quantum information. Along with Newcastle University, Durham is part of the Joint Quantum Centre, whose research interests are focussed on low-energy quantum properties of light and matter, spanning from fundamental science to applied research.

The list of speakers has now been finalised and the conference timetable can be downloaded here. Please see the detailed programme for further information.

The conference booklet containing the programme and practical information can now be downloaded here. Printed copies will be provided at the conference. The full list of abstracts will only be available online, but can be downloaded here.

We look forward to an exciting week at EGAS 49!