The 30th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC XXX) will be held in Cairns, Australia, from 26 July to 1 August 2017 at the Cairns Convention Centre. This conference will continue the nearly sixty-year history of the ICPEAC series which began in New York, USA, in 1958 and held biennially since 1961.
The ICPEAC conference attracts several hundred scientists from all over the globe who work actively in the fields of collisions involving photons, electrons, ions, atoms, molecules, clusters, surfaces, and exotic particles. Recent expansions of the conference scope include collision with cold targets and attosecond science. The scientific programme consists of invited Plenary Lectures and Progress Reports. In addition, a number of oral Special Reports are selected from the contributed abstracts. Plenary talks are of general interest to all participants. Progress Reports and Special Reports are arranged in two parallel sessions, and describe recent work in different subfields. Majority of the works are presented as posters which opens a great opportunity for direct interaction of the participants.
Traditionally, ICPEAC has a vigorous social programme. It starts with a welcome reception, continues with a public lecture of general interest and concludes with a conference dinner. The weekend break in the middle of the conference is devoted to sightseeing.
Cairns is located in tropical Queensland, in the north-eastern corner of the Australian continent.
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With its mountain backdrop and ocean views, Cairns is world-renowned for its pristine natural beauty and attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and World-Heritage-listed rainforests. Cairns is serviced by an international airport and has regular direct flights from many Asian and Pacific locations.
The conference will be held in the Cairns Convention Centre, located in the heart of Cairns and close to
major hotels. This purpose-built centre, opened in July 1996, has been voted as one of the world's top
ten international convention centres.