Dear all,

this is already the third year of our Action, and many ion trapping events are still planned. However, we should have a look in the future and your suggestions are important ! The main event of 2014 will be THE ion trapper conference ECTI, scheduled for 15-19 Sept 2014 close to Mainz. I would be happy to receive any additional proposal for workshops or training events in 2014 before September 2013.
Another important question concerns the future of this Action. If you think that it is useful, and should be continued after 2014 (in which way ?) I would be happy about your feedback. The management committee will discuss all your suggestions in October !

Martina (martina.knoop @


Jonathan Home has been awarded the SAOT Young Researcher Award 2013. Congratulations !

It’s still time to apply for a Short Term Scientifc Mission in 2013. Durations are from a week to 3 months, the application procedure is described on the website.


Deadline for registration and abstract submission of the Arosa Workshop on Cold Molecules is 30th June 2013

Registration is open for IonTech 2, 23-25 October in Paris, see website

Passion for Physics: SIF is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” on 15 June 2013 in Villa Monastero, Varenna (Italy). The preliminary program is here.
Workshop Announcement “Longrange interactions in the ultracold”, Stuttgart (Germany), September 3-5, 2013

The 11th International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas has been announced to take place at Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, October 6-9, 2014 in conjunction with the International Conference on Trapped Charged Particles and Fundamental Physics.


Positions available in Time and Frequency group at NPL, deadline is 17th June Link

A Postdoc Vacancy for Antihydrogen Physics at Swansea University, please contact Niels Madsen

PhD position of Marie Curie early stage researcher scheme “Frontiers in Quantum Technology” programme is available at Imperail College, London. For details please contact R Thompson or D Segal. Application here.