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13th Asia-Pacific Physics Conference Joins
with 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress


This year the 13th Asia Pacific Physics Conference is being held jointly with the 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress - a biannual congress where physicists from all over Australia and overseas come together for a week-long program of plenary, keynote and contributed talks, social events, and the opportunity to network.

This will be the first time that both meetings have been held jointly. Bringing together physicists from across the entire Asian-Pacific region, the meeting is certain to enrich the scientific program, as well as facilitate new links between the Australian physics community and those throughout the Asian-Pacific region - something that is a high priority for the Australian Institute of Physics.

The joint meeting will be held in Brisbane, 4-8 December 2016. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland - Australia's second largest state by area. With a population of 2.3 million, it is the third most populous city in Australia (after Sydney and Melbourne). Its origins date back to 1823, before the state of Queensland was established, when Surveyor General John Oxley named the river he discovered, on which the city now stands, after the Governor of New South Wales - Thomas Brisbane.

Brisbane proclaims itself to be Australia's new world city. Its assets include: a world-class international airport; a busy international port; a comprehensive road and rail network; a fully-integrated public transport and ticketing system; vibrant entertainment and sporting venues; and an exceptional range of accommodation options. It has a subtropical climate that sets the scene for year-round alfresco activities. For international visitors it is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Brisbane is a significant physics 'hub', with major research facilities and groups at the University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and the nearby University of Southern Queensland.

As well as plenary sessions every day the conference has specialised parallel sessions covering a wide range of topics:

• Atomic and molecular physics
• Condensed matter and materials
• Nuclear and particle physics
• Physics education
• Quantum information, concepts and coherence
• Biophysics and medical physics
• Solar terrestrial and space physics
• Theoretical physics
• Women in physics
• Optics, photonics and laser physics
• Plasma physics
• Geophysics
• Astronomy
• Acoustics and music
• Relativity and Gravitation
• Synchrotron science
• Complex systems, computational and mathematical physics
• Industrial physics and applications

The conference website: appc-aip2016.org.au

All abstracts must be uploaded and all changes finalized by 5.00pm AEST Monday 4 July 2016.