General Information

It is our pleasure to announce that the XIX Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionised Gases (ESCAMPIG) will be held in Granada, Spain, July 15-19, 2008. The ESCAMPIG, an international conference being celebrated since 1973, is celebrated biannually and covers a wide range of basic and applied plasma science. In this new edition of ESCAMPIG, the International Scientific Committee has renovated the conference topics that range from atomic and molecular processes in plasmas and plasma-surface interaction to self-organization in plasmas or to the new research lines with low and high pressure plasma sources. Research in natural plasmas such as space plasmas and the emerging research field of discharge plasmas in the Earth upper atmosphere are also covered. For the complete list of ESCAMPIG topics, please go to the Scientific Program section of this website.

This 19th edition of ESCAMPIG is being organized by members of four Institutes of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), namely the Institutes of Optics (IO), Structure of Matter (IEM), Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM) and the Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), together with the University of Córdoba (UCO) and the Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT).

The working language of the conference will be English and, consequently, all the conference oral presentations and written material will be printed in English.

The International Scientific Committee and the Local Organizing Committee invite you to attend the conference in Granada and to submit an abstract on your most recent research results.


The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of ESCAMPIG is pleased to announce the creation of a new prize, the “William Crookes" prize, to be awarded to a mid-career researcher who has been judged to have made major contributions in one or more of the areas covered by ESCAMPIG.

Mid-career is here defined as between 10 and 20 years after PhD or the equivalent qualification.

The prize is co-sponsored by the ESCAMPIG-2008 local committee, the European Physical Society (EPS) and Plasma Sources Science and Technology. The award will be € 1,000 and a diploma along with hotel accommodation and waived fees to attend ESCAMPIG-2008 where the award will be presented.

Through this announcement we seek nominations for the Inaugural ESCAMPIG prize. The proposer should assemble a nomination package which comprises the nominee’s CV, a list of references to no more than five of the nominee’s most significant papers and an account of the nominee’s contributions to one or more of the areas covered by ESCAMPIG. It should be sent by email to the Chair of the International Scientific Committee ( by 1 March 2008. Four seconders, at least two of whom are from a different country than the nominee must send a confirmation email of their support for the nomination, also to be received before the closing date. Please visit the announcement and news sections of this website for more information regarding the new "WILLIAM CROOKES" prize.


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