International Symposium on (e,2e), Double Photo-ionization & Related Topics
16th International Symposium on Polarization & Correlation in Electronic

& Atomic Collisions

04 August - 06 August 2011

Venue: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Organisers: Dr Emma Sokell & Prof Andrew Murray.


This twin satellite conference covered a broad range of hot topics in these fields. These included:

  1.    Many-body interactions and electron-electron correlation effects in single and multiple ionization processes

  1.    Alignment and polarization effects in excitation and charge transfer processes.

More than 100 scientists from around the world came to discuss the most recent progress on these topics.

In each of the symposia invited talks were presented, with several joint sessions covering topics of interest to both communities.

Further work was displayed in poster sessions and two poster prizes were given to students who presented their work.

Both conferences were satellite meetings of the

XXVII International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 27 - Aug 02, 2011.

We acknowledge Failte Ireland for helping fund this meeting. More information is found at their website.

We also acknowledge the Atomic and Molecular Interactions Group (AMIG) of the Institute of Physics for contributing funding for this meeting. A handout of information on AMIG can be found here.

We encourage delegates from the UK, Ireland and beyond to consider joining AMIG, which is the IOP group that covers collision physics at the IOP.

We would like to thank everyone for coming to Dublin. We hope you enjoyed your time at UCD, and that everyone arrives home safely.

A special thanks to everyone who helped with this meeting, including local helpers at UCD, the international scientific committee, speakers, chairs, poster presenters and judges. A meeting of this kind cannot succeed without input from everyone who attends, and so we thank you all for making this an excellent and  productive meeting. Hopefully we will see you in China in 2 years time!

With best wishes

Emma and Andrew.