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EPJ D Topical Issue: Quantum Optics of Light and Matter: Honouring Alain Aspect

Guest Editors: David Clément, Joseph Thywissen, and Philippe Grangier

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue in EPJD on “Quantum Optics of Light and Matter: honouring Alain Aspect”. The issue is intended to gather contributions from contemporary research on quantum and atom optics, including frontier problems in quantum physics and quantum simulations with photons and ultra-cold gases, and covering theory, experiments, and applications.

Research conducted by Alain Aspect in the 1980s with photons were fundamental to the experimental demonstration of non-local quantum correlations – entanglement – through the violation of Bell inequalities, as well as to the development of single-photon sources. Following these advances, both fundamental research of entanglement and applications in quantum communications have flourished. In the 1990s, Alain entered the emerging field of atomic matter waves, with seminal contributions to laser cooling of atoms, in the group around Claude Cohen-Tannoudji at ENS and Collège de France. This led him to launch the Atom Optics research group at Institut d’Optique with the aim of investigating the properties of matter waves at ultra-low temperatures.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Techniques for Fundamental Physics

Guest Editors: David Cassidy, Jesús Pérez Ríos, Randolf Pohl and Mingsheng Zhan.

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Atomic, Molecular and Optical techniques for Fundamental Physics.

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) techniques have been at the forefront of fundamental physics for over a century, revealing, via the structure of the hydrogen atom, the quantum nature of the subatomic realm, and later, via the Lamb shift, some of the subtleties of that realm. AMO methods continue to thrive in diverse areas, from astrophysics to biomedical imaging, and have recently been brought to bear on numerous areas related to fundamental physics.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy

Guest Editors: Márcio Bettega, Steve Buckman, Murtadha Khakoo, Paulo Limão-Vieira and Márcio Verella

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue in EPJD on “Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy”. The issue is intended to gather contributions from contemporary research on electron scattering, photoionization, molecular dynamics and related frontier problems in Molecular Sciences to cover theory, experiment and application.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Advances in Multi-Scale Modelling of Intense Electronic Excitation Processes

Guest Editors: Jorge Kohanoff, Antonio Rivera, Eduardo Oliva Gonzalo and Andrey V Solov'yov

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on the Advances in multi-scale modelling of intense electronic excitation processes.

The Topical Issue will be primarily based on contributions by members of COST Action 17126 TUMIEE (Towards Understanding and Modelling Intense Electronic Excitation). Over 250 scientists from 32 countries participate in this network. The main goal of the Action is to develop modelling methodologies to bridge spatial and time scales with the overall aim of describing how electronic excitation, happening at the attosecond and nanometer scales, propagates through the scales and leads to macroscopic effects in longer times like damage and failure of materials, or biological damage and cell death. The aim of this topical issue is to promote the growth and exchange of scientific information in these areas, assessing the methodological state-of-the-art and illustrating various aspects through specific applications,

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Quantum Aspects of Attoscience

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on the Quantum Aspects of Attoscience.

Attoscience has emerged from the interaction of matter with intense laser fields and deals with some of the shortest timescales in nature. Its ultimate goal, to control electron dynamics in real time, has made the area hugely popular, with applications ranging from biomolecules to human-made devices. This rapid growth has led to a vast, fragmented methodological landscape, with many conflicting views. Furthermore, whilst classical methods have enjoyed great success, quantum aspects remain largely unexplored, especially in extended, highly correlated systems.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Low Temperature Plasmas: Processes, Diagnostics and Applications

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Low Temperature Plasmas: Processes, Diagnostics and Applications. The aim of this Topical issue is to present new results in the field of low temperature plasmas with a view towards new applications, and development of advanced technologies.

Simulation and theory, combined with development of plasma diagnostics and systems, all lead to improved understanding of plasmas; understanding that enables control and application, and results in the development of new methodologies and eventually to technology transfer.

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Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Isabelle,
Many thanks for the hard work indeed! The entire volume and the cover look really very good, thanks again.

George Kampis, Collegium Budapest, Hungary
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/6, 2013

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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