The programme of EPS-12 will follow the traditional scheme of the series consisting of plenary talks, parallel symposia with invited presentations and posters, no conference proceedings will be published.

The EPS-12 Conference Programme Booklet can be downloaded in pdf format.

The successful tradition of the Young Physicists' Day will be continued. In 2002, there will be a common programme with the International Conference of Physics Students, that will be held at the same place from 21 to 27 August 2002. 

Sunday, 25 August 2002
15:00 – 21:30
Registration (Level –1)
19:00 – 21:30
Welcome Reception (Harmony Hall, Level –1)

Monday, 26 August 2002
9:00 – 9:30
Opening (Globe Hall – Level 0)
9:30 – 10:10
Cecil Powell Memorial Lecture
D. Weaire (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland): The value of useless studies  (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:10 – 10:50
Z. Alferov (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St Petersburg, Russia): 
Semiconductor heterostructures: State-of-art and future trends (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:50 – 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 – 12:00
F. Capasso (Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, USA): Teaching electrons and photons new tricks with state-of-the-art technology: Quantum Cascade Lasers, optical microbilliards, and QED-based nanomechanics (Globe Hall – Level 0)
12:00 – 12:40 
T. Dietl (Institute of Physics, Warszawa, Poland): 
Semiconductor Spintronics (Globe Hall – Level 0)
14:20 – 15:50
Poster Session 1 — ICPS2002 and EPS-12 poster presentations (attended) 
(Poster Hall – Level 0 and  Globe Hall Gallery – Level 1)
15:20 – 15:50
Coffee break
15:50 – 16:50
Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize  Lecture
R. Sessoli (University of Florence, Italy), J. Friedman (Amherst College, Amherst, USA), B. Barbara (CNRS, Grenoble, France): Quantum dynamics of nanomagnets 
(Globe Hall – Level 0)
16:50 – 17:30
E.N. Economou (FORTH & Univ. of Crete Heraklion, Crete, Greece): Photons and phonons in mesoscopic systems (Globe Hall – Level 0)
17:30 – 17:35
Announcement of the result of the Poster Competition (Globe Hall – Level 0)
19:15 – 20:00
Organ Concert (Matthias Church)

Tuesday, 27 August 2002
9:00 – 10:55
Young Physicists’ Day — 7 talks (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:55 – 11:25
Coffee break
11:25 – 12:40
Young Physicists’ Day — 5 talks (Globe Hall – Level 0)
14:40 – 17:30
Parallel Symposia 1–6 (Globe Hall, Rooms A, B, C, D, E – Level 0)
Poster Session 1 — ICPS2002 and EPS-12 poster presentations (unattended) 
(Poster Hall – Level 0 and  Globe Hall Gallery – Level 1)
17:30 – 18:00
Coffee break
18:50 – 20:00
Round-Table Discussion — The Future of Research and Development in Europe
(Globe H all – Level 0)
20:00 – 
ICPS2002 Barbecue Party (not included in the EPS-12 registration fee) (Margaret Island, Europe Grill Garden)


Globe Hall – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Convener: Y. Petroff (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA) 
14:45 F. Sette (ESRF, Grenoble, France): X-ray science at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility: recent results and future challenges
15:13 M. Altarelli (Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy): Science with VUV and soft X-ray synchrotron light sources
15:41 F. Schluenzen (Max-Planck-Arbeitsgruppen für strukturelle Molekularbiologie Hamburg, Germany): Antibiotics targeting ribosomes
16:09 F. Mezei (Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin, Germany): ESS: a quantum leap in research opportunities 
16:37 R.Cywinski (University of Leeds, UK): Muon beam research in condensed matter science: achievements and prospects
17:05 F. Pászti (KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Budapest, Hungary): Ion beam analysis today and tomorrow 

Room A – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Convener: A.W. Kleyn (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
14:40 A.W. Kleyn (Leiden University, The Netherlands): The Physics Education Division of EPS
14:45 E. Johansson (Stockholm University, Sweden): School projects at the physics frontline
15:30 H. Ferdinande (Universiteit Gent, EUPEN Consortium, Gent, Belgium): EUPEN's ongoing contribution to European physics education
16:10 Break
16:30 R. Lambourne (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK) Teaching physics at a distance: challenges and solutions
16:50 G. Tibell (Uppsala University, Sweden): Physics competitions — a way to promote the discipline in schools
17:10 Zs. Rajkovits (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) New types of physics competitions for secondary school students
 Room B – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Room B – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Convener: P. Ormos (Research Center for Biology, HAS, Szeged, Hungary) 
14:40 J. Howard (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany): Coupling microtubule depolymerization to ATP hydrolysis by the Kin I kinesin MCAK
15:10 U. Nienhaus (University of Ulm, Germany): Exploring the rugged conformational energy landscape of proteins
15:40 A. Dér (Biological Research Centre HAS, Szeged, Hungary): The role of environmental fluctuations in the function of proton pumps
16:10 Break
16:30 T. Duke (University of Cambridge, UK): Active detection of sound in the inner ear
17:00 R.H. Austin (Princeton University, USA): Micro to nanoscale machinery to unravel the code of life

Room C – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Convener: W.R. Salaneck (IFM Linköping University, Sweden)
14:45 W.R. Salaneck (IFM Linköping University, Sweden): Introduction
15:00 J.L. Brédas (University of Arizona, Tucson, USA): Characterization of the charge transport and energy transfer processes in organic semiconductors
15:30 W.R. Salaneck (Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden): Photoelectron spectroscopy of conjugated polymers
16:00 C. Taliani (CNR, Bologna, Italy): Organic spintronics: a new perspective for organic semiconductors
16:30 R. Friend (University of Cambridge, UK): Polymer electronics
17:00 H. Hofstraat (Philips Research, Department Polymers & Organic Chemistry, and University of Amsterdam, Eindhoven, The Netherlands): Application of conjugated polymers — We are just at the beginning

Room D – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Convener: N.J. Mason (University College London, UK)
Co-convener: E. Hinds (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
14:40 C.I. Westbrook (Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Inst. d'Optique, Orsay, France): Studies of Penning ionizing collisions in Bose-Einstein condensates
15:15 M. Inguscio (Universita' di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy): Fermi-Bose and Bose-Bose quantum degenerate K-Rb mixtures
15:50 F. Masnou-Seeuws (Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Orsay, France): Formation of ultracold molecules via photoassociation of laser-cooled atoms
16:25 J. Dalibard (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France): Rotating Bose-Einstein condensates and quantum vortices
17:00 E. Hinds (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK): Taming the wild atom

Room E – Level 0 – from 14:40 to 17:30

Convener: D. Stauffer (Universität zu Köln, Germany)
14:40 R.E. Ansorge (University of Cambridge, UK): Physics in medical imaging
15:30 F. Kun (University of Debrecen, Hungary): Fracture and Fragmentation of Disordered Solids
16:15 Break
16:45 D. Stauffer (Universität zu Köln, Germany): How to convince others — simulations of Sznajd models


Wednesday, 28 August 2002
9:00 – 09:40
S. Solomon (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): The importance of being discrete: The emergence of complex social dynamics from simple individual interactions (Globe Hall – Level 0)
9:40 - 10.20
T. Vicsek (Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary): Crowd control (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:20 - 11:00
P. Barabaschi (ITER Garching, Germany): ITER: Realizing the promise of fusion energy (Globe Hall – Level 0)
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:25 – 12:40
EPS President’s Address and General Meeting,
Gero Thomas Memorial Medal (Globe Hall – Level 0)
15:00 – 22:30
EPS-12 Conference Excursion including dinner

Thursday, 29 August 2002
9:00 – 09:40
G. Schäfer (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany): Recent progress and future developments in gravitational physics (Globe Hall – Level 0)
9:40 - 10.20
A. Wolfendale (University of Durham, UK): The origin of cosmic rays (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:20 - 10:40
EPS Public Understanding of Physics Prize 
Joint EPS-BPU Prize for Environmental Physics (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:40 – 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 – 11:50
J. Stachel (University of Heidelberg, Germany): Deconfined nuclear matter, what have we learnt from the SPS? (Globe Hall – Level 0)
11:50 - 12:30
H. Nifenecker (ISN Grenoble, France): How much could nuclear power contribute to the mitigation of CO2 emissions? (Globe Hall – Level 0)
12:30 - 12:40
Lise Meitner Prize (Globe Hall – Level 0)
12:40 - 12:50
Outreach Prize (Globe Hall – Level 0)
14:40 - 16:10
Poster Session 2 — EPS-12 presentations (attended) (Poster Hall – Level 0 and Globe Hall Gallery – Level 1)
15:40 - 16:10
Coffee break
16:10 - 19:00
Parallel Symposia 7–12(Globe Hall, Rooms A, B, C, D, E – Level 0)
Poster Session 2 — EPS-12 presentations (unattended) (Poster Hall – Level 0, and Globe Hall Gallery – Level 1)
20:15 - 22:45
Conference Dinner (not included in the EPS-12 registration fee), Stefánia Palace (Budapest, XIV. Stefánia út 34.)


Globe Hall – Level 0 – from 16:10 to 19:00

Convener: A. Wagner (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
16:10 W. Buchmüller (DESY, Hamburg, Germany): Theoretical perspectives of Particle Physics
16:38 L. Rolandi (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland): What have experiments taught us?
17:06 B. Foster (University of Bristol, UK, DESY, Hamburg, Germany): The scientific Roadmap of Particle Physics in the coming 20 Years
17:34 K. Hübner (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland): Challenges for accelerators
18:02 J. Carr (Centre de Physique de Particules de Marseille, France): Particle Physics without accelerators
18:30 I.F. Corbett (ESO, Garching, Germany): Challenges of going global: new paradigms for Particle Physics?

Room A – Level 0 – from 16:10 to 19:00

Convener: L. Pavesi (Universita' di Trento, Italy) 
16:10 L. Tiefenauer (Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI, Switzerland): Nanotechnology for Life Sciences
16:50 U. Woggon (Universität Dortmund, Germany): Ultrafast spectroscopy of quantum dots
17:30 D.L. Beke (University of Debrecen, Hungary): Non-linear effects in diffusion on nanoscale
18:10 F. Iacona (CNR-IMM, Catania, Italy): Photoluminescence and electroluminescence properties of undoped and Er-doped Si nanocrystals

Room B – Level 0 – from 16:10 to 19:00

Convener: M. Ducloy (Université Paris Nord, Villetaneuse, France)
Co-conveners: G. Leuchs (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany)
J.-M. Raimond (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France) 
16:10 J.A. Jones (Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford, UK): Quantum computing and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
16:35 J.I. Cirac (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany): Entangling atomic ensembles
17:00 N. Gisin (Université de Geneve, Switzerland): Quantum communication at telecom wavelengths
17:25 G. Rempe (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany): Optical cavity quantum electrodynamics
17:50 M. Orrit (CNRS & Universite Bordeaux, Talence, France): Quantum optics with single nanoobjects
18:15 P. Joyez (CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France): Operation of a solid-state quantum bit circuit

Room C – Level 0 – from 16:10 to 19:00

Convener: B. Jonson (Chalmers/GU, Göteborg, Sweden)
16:10 T. Nilsson (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland): Exotic nuclei and radioactive beams at low energy
16:50 H. Fynbo (University of Aarhus, Denmark): Multi-particle emission
17:10 F. Herfurth (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland): Masses of dripline nuclei
17:30 T. Aumann (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany): Exotic nuclei and radioactive beams at high energy
18:00 M. Freer (University of Birmingham, UK): Clustering in neutron-rich nuclei 
18:35 H. Simon (TU Darmstadt, Germany): Unbound nuclei

Room D – Level 0 – from 16:10 to 19:00

Conveners: J.P. Swings (Université de Liège, Belgium)
Co-conveners: M.C.E. Huber (International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland) 
J. Kuijpers (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
16:10 C. Aerts (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium): Asteroseismology: from the Sun to stars
17:00 I. Lehmann (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany): Recent results from the X-ray Satellites Chandra and XMM-Newton
18:10 J.L. Puget (Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France): Cosmic Microwave Background measurements: status and future

Room E – Level 0 – from 16:10 to 19:00

Convener: L. Wöste (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Round Table Discussion Speakers:
Z. Ben Lakhdar (University of Tunis, El Manar-Tunis, Tunisia) 
J.-L. Morán López (Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
A. Suzor-Weiner (University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)
L. Wöste (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany)
N. Hounkonnou (National University of Abomey-Calavi, Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin)
A. Baig (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
E. Lillethun (University of Bergen, Norway)


Friday, 30 August 2002
9:00 – 09:40
C. Joshi (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA): High energy density plasma science with ultrarelativistic electron beams (Globe Hall – Level 0)
9:40 - 10.20
D. Treille (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland): What have we learnt with the LEP machine? (Globe Hall – Level 0)
10:20 - 11:00
M.J.G. Veltman (NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands): The Higgs particle: fact and speculation(Globe Hall – Level 0)
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:10
J.-L. Morán-López (Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosí, México): Is physics the privilege of developed countries? (Globe Hall – Level 0)
14:50 - 15:30
L. Hau (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA): Ultra-slow and stopped light and superfluid shock waves at the ‘light roadblock’(Globe Hall – Level 0)
15:30 - 16:10
A. Zeilinger (University of Vienna, Austria): Quantum interference of individual quantum systems (Globe Hall – Level 0)
16:10 - 16:40
Coffee break
16:40 - 17:20
H. Walther (Sektion Physik der Universität München and Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany): Single atom experiments and the test of Quantum Physics (Globe Hall – Level 0)
17:20 - 18:00 
L. Tisza (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA): Remembering Eugene Wigner and pondering his legacy (Globe Hall – Level 0)
18:00 - 18:20
Closing (Globe Hall – Level 0)



Organized by
Roland Eötvös Physical Society