The Leiden Institute of Physics at the Leiden University is pleased to host the 25th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT25) from 6 - 13 Aug 2008. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the liquefaction of helium by Prof. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, which will receive some attention at the conference and especially at the excursion day in Leiden on Sunday 10 Aug 2008.
The Low Temperature Conferences are a triennial event with a rich tradition. It is the main event sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) through its Commission C5 on Low Temperature Physics. The mandate of the conference is to promote the exchange of information and views among the members of the international scientific community in the general field of Low Temperature Physics, and the main topics are broadly classified into several areas, namely:
- Quantum Gases, Fluids and Solids
- Quantum Phase Transitions and Magnetism
- Conduction Electrons and Quantum Information Processing
- Applications, Materials and Techniques
The scientific sessions of the Conference will be held in the international conference center in Amsterdam, the RAI. This location offers excellent facilities for plenary and parallel sessions, as well as a professional and social environment for the poster sessions and the exhibitions by sponsors and other companies. In addition the city of Amsterdam is a historic and convenient setting for a few days of vacation with your family, and a gateway for a visit to Europe.