22-28 September 2015
Crete, Greece
Europe/Athens timezone
Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 12th Topical Workshop of the SPARC collaboration and 2015 SPARC Collaboration Meeting which will take place September 22 – 26, 2015, at Fodele Beach Hotel, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

The purpose of the workshop is to present and discuss the current status of the SPARC collaboration, facilities and the related instrumentation. In addition, the workshop aims to provide a forum for the SPARC community for the presentation and discussion of all aspects of atomic physics with highly-charged ions and related fields. The workshop will cover the following topics:
  • Atomic Collisions with Highly Charged Ions
  • Critical and Super-critical Fields
  • Laser and X-ray Spectroscopy
  • Cross-link between Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • CRYRING: Status and Instrumentation
  • HESR: Status and Instrumentation
  • HITRAP: Status and Instrumentation
  • APPA cave: Experiments and Instrumentation
  • SPARC Relevant International Facilities
  • Status SPARC Collaboration

The scientific program will consist of review talks, contributed talks and a poster session. Besides the experts in the field we encourage in particular young scientists to join the conference and to present their results.

The registration is open and can be done via the workshop webpage:


Due to the special hotel conditions we need to have a rather early registration and hotel booking.

IMPORTANT! The participants are requested to do their hotel booking themselves directly on the hotel website (the corresponding link and information can be found on the workshop website.)

Important dates are: August 10.  for
  • Registration deadline and
  • payment of 30% room deposit.

We are looking forward to welcome you in September  at Fodele Beach Hotel, Crete.

With best regards,

Reinhold Schuch, Theo Zouros, Thomas Stöhlker