Welcome to CIPANP 2012!

Eleventh Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics

CIPANP is a conference designed to explore areas of interest to scientists working in elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, particle astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, and cosmology. Topics include theory, experiment, and instrumentation, as well as facilities needed for the study of fundamental interactions, elementary particles, nucleons and nuclei, astrophysical phenomena, and cosmic rays. CIPANP 2012 encourages participation by scientists of diverse backgrounds and facilitates the participation of younger scientists. It is intended to publish the CIPANP 2012 Proceedings, as was done previously, through the American Institute of Physics.


CIPANP 2012 will take place at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL (the venue of CIPANP 1994) from May 29 to June 3, 2012. This historic hotel in the style of 1920s Mediterranean Revival architecture has undergone extensive renovations in recent years and has earned a National Register of Historic Places designation. The CIPANP 2012 Organizing Committee Executive has been able to negotiate a very favourable contract (including room rates) with the Renaissance Vinoy Resort.


The closest airports to the Renaissance Vinoy hotel are the Tampa International Airport (TPA) - located 22 miles away, and the St. Petersburg Airport (PIE) - located 12 miles away.

Super-Shuttle confirmed reservation may be booked in advance online at supershuttle.com or by calling
1-800-BLUE-VAN (1-800-258-3826).

Conference Schedule

Monday, May 28, 2012 Registration begins at 16:00
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Sessions from 08:00 in the morning to 18:30 in the early evening
  Reception at 19:00
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Sessions from 08:00 in the morning to 18:30 in the early evening
  Public Lecture at 20:00
Thursday, May 31, 2012 Sessions from 08:00 in the morning to 12:30
  Optional Excursions at 14:00
Friday, June 1, 2012 Sessions from 08:00 in the morning to 18:30 in the early evening
  Poster Session at 19:00
Saturday, June 2, 2012 Sessions from 08:00 in the morning to 18:30 in the early evening
  Conference Banquet at 19:00
Sunday, June 3, 2012 Sessions from 08:00 to 13:30

Previous CIPANP Locations and Dates

  • CIPANP 1984: Steamboat Springs, Colorado; May 23-30, 1984
  • CIPANP 1986: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada; May 26-31, 1986
  • CIPANP 1988: Rockport, Maine; May 14-19, 1988
  • CIPANP 1991: Tucson, Arizona; May 23-29, 1991
  • CIPANP 1994: St. Petersburg, Florida; May 31 - June 6, 1994
  • CIPANP 1997: Big Sky, Montana; May 25 - June 2, 1997
  • CIPANP 2000: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; May 22-28, 2000
  • CIPANP 2003: New York City, New York; May 19-24, 2003
  • CIPANP 2006: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; May 30 - June 3, 2006
  • CIPANP 2009: San Diego, California; May 26-31, 2009

IUPAP Sponsorship

The Organizers have provided assurance that CIPANP 2012 will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the IUPAP resolution passed by the General Assembly in 2008. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science.