CIPANP 2012 Second Bulletin: 15 November 2011         (PDF version)

The 11th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics (CIPANP 2012) will be held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL, May 29 - June 3, 2012.

The objectives of the CIPANP Conferences are to encourage communications among experimental and theoretical elementary particle physicists, nuclear physicists, astroparticle physicists, astronuclear physicists, and cosmologists covering a wide range of topics of current interest.

CIPANP will include plenary, parallel and poster sessions. The plenary session talks and invited parallel session talks will be of 30 minutes duration, including 5 minutes for discussion. Review talks by the Convenors on the parallel session contents will be 25 minutes long, again including 5 minutes for discussion. Other selected parallel session talks will be of 20 minutes duration, including 3 minutes for discussion.

Scientific Program

CIPANP 2012 is organized around the following topics:

  • High Energy Frontier
  • Low Energy Precision Frontier
  • Neutrino Masses and Neutrino Mixing
  • Electroweak Tests of the Standard Model
  • Cosmic Frontier
  • Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Heavy Flavor and the CKM Matrix
  • QCD, Hadron Spectroscopy and Exotics
  • Hadronic Physics and Spin
  • Nucleon Structure
  • Nuclear Structure
  • Quark Matter and High Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions
  • New Facilities and their Instrumentation

The Convenors for the 14 sets of Parallel Sessions corresponding to the above topics can be seen using the Topics and Convenors link on the left, which also lists the subtopics.


As was done for the previous CIPANP Conferences, arrangements have been made with the American Institute of Physics to publish the CIPANP 2012 Proceedings. Authors are requested to submit the written versions of their talks prior to the deadline of 3 August 2012. Please see the Proceedings link on the left for full details.

Abstract Submission

Information about submitting a contributed paper/poster abstract (deadline 24 February 2012) is available via the Submit Abstract link on the left. CIPANP 2012 abstract submission is now open. All abstracts will be reviewed by the two Convenors of the particular topic. Contributors will be informed whether their contributions have been selected for oral presentation in the parallel sessions or accepted as posters by 31 March 2012. Invited plenary session talks and invited parallel session talks will be uploaded to the conference website.

Conference Facilities

Speakers will be requested to upload their talk files to the Indico site where they submitted their abstract at least a day before their scheduled session. Only PDF (preferred) or PowerPoint files will be accepted. For safety, speakers are advised to bring a copy on a USB stick. The conference presentation laptops must be used. The use of personal laptops will not be allowed due to the complexity of the schedule where there will be seven parallel sessions running simultaneously.

Financial Assistance

Information about applying for limited financial assistance to facilitate participation in CIPANP 2012 is available via the Financial Assistance link on the left. Priority for financial assistance will be given to the younger scientists (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates). The deadline for requesting financial assistance is 24 February 2012.

Registration and Hotel Accommodations

Further information about the CIPANP 2012 scientific and social program, registration, accommodations, area attractions, and the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club is available on this website. The CIPANP 2012 registration and hotel accommodation reservation page is now open and can be accessed via the Registration and Accommodation links on the left.

Important Dates

1 June 2011 First Bulletin
1 October 2011 Abstract Submission begins
15 November 2011 `Early Bird’ Registration begins
15 November 2011 Second Bulletin – Call for Papers
24 February 2012 Abstract submission deadline for Contributed Papers/Posters
31 March 2012 Scientific Program fixed
11 April 2012 `Early Bird’ Registration ends
12 April 2012 Standard Registration begins
27 April 2012 Student Early Registration ends
28 April 2012 Student Late Registration begins
16 May 2012 Standard Registration ends
28 May 2012 On-Site Registration begins
28 May 2012 CIPANP 2012 Registration
3 June 2012 CIPANP 2012 conference ends
3 August 2012 Submission deadline for papers to be included in the Proceedings

Please direct enquiries to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Willem T.H. van Oers, at