Welcome to the virtual 85. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung (85th Annual Conference of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting) in "Erlangen"

From 14 March to 18 March 2022 the virtual DPG Spring Meeting of the Atomic, Molecular, Plasma Physics and Quantum Optics and Photonics Section (SAMOP) will take place.

Dear conference participants,

The course of the Corona pandemic continues to affect the organisation of the DPG Spring Meetings: face-to-face meetings cannot be reliably planned at present and holding them on the basis of the currently valid Corona regulations would not be possible or only possible to a very limited extent. Against this background, a return to the usual conference format in spring 2022 is still not conceivable.

In consultation with the DPG committees, all participating DPG divisions and working groups as well as the local organising committee, it was decided to hold the DPG Spring Meeting 2022 in Heidelberg not as a face-to-face meeting, but as an online conference with the following divisions and working groups:

  • Atomic, Molecular, Plasma Physics and Quantum Optics and Photonics Section (SAMOP)

    • Atomic Physics
    • Short Time-scale Physics and Applied Laser Physics
    • Mass Spectrometry
    • Molecular Physics
    • Quantum Optics and Photonic
  • Working Group on Energy
  • Working Group "Young DPG"
  • Working Group on Information
  • Working Group on Physics and Disarmament

We are aware that this is no substitute for a "real" DPG Spring Meeting in person. At least, we have experienced in the past year and a half what kind of possibilities digital communication can offer.

We look forward to lively participation and exchange under what are still unusual conditions!

The organisers of the "Erlangen" conference