CIPANP 2012 Fourth Bulletin: 1 February 2012         (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 Flavour 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 plenary session speakers invited to present the latest results, developments and theories relating to the above topics can be seen using the Scientific Program link on the left.

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.

Conference Program

28 May 2012
29 May 2012
30 May 2012
31 May 2012
1 June 2012
2 June 2012
3 June 2012
08:00   Parallel Sessions 1 Parallel Sessions 3 Parallel Sessions 5 Parallel Sessions 6 Parallel Sessions 8 Parallel Sessions 10
10:00   Refreshments Refreshments Refreshments Refreshments Refreshments Refreshments
10:30   Plenary Session 1 Plenary Session 3 Plenary Session 5 Plenary Session 6 Plenary Session 8 Plenary Session 10
12:30   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
14:00   Plenary Session 2 Plenary Session 4 Excursions Plenary Session 7 Plenary Session 9  
16:00 Registration Refreshments Refreshments Refreshments Refreshments  
16:30 Parallel Sessions 2 Parallel Sessions 4 Parallel Sessions 7 Parallel Sessions 9  
19:00 Reception     Poster Session Conference Banquet  
20:00 Public Lecture    


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   (REVISED - Note the 5 March 2012 deadline)

Information about submitting a contributed paper/poster abstract (deadline 5 March 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
11 January 2012 Third Bulletin
1 February 2012 Fourth Bulletin
5 March 2012 Submission deadline for all Parallel Session and Poster abstracts
31 March 2012 Scientific Program fixed
15 April 2012 ‘Early Bird’ Registration ends
16 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 opens
29 May 2012 CIPANP 2012 begins
3 June 2012 CIPANP 2012 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