21-22 november 2013, Winterthur

Annual Congress of the SCNAT: “The Quantum atom at 100 – Niels Bohr's Legacy”

In July 1913, the Philosophical Magazine published Niels Bohr's article “ On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules”. In this work the first model of an atom based on the introduction of a then new quantity, the elementary quantum of action, was presented and discussed. The Annual Congress 2013 of SCNAT, scheduled for November 21/22 in Winterthur, is dedicated to commemorate Bohr's stroke of genius 100 years ago and to pay tribute to its impact on parts of the development of physics and its applications that followed from it. Twelve distinguished speakers will cover a selection of different topics. Among them, Serge Haroche, Nobel laureate in Physics 2012. A public evening lecture, given in German, will address some particular characteristics of quantum mechanics.

Information and registration: http://www.congress13.scnat.ch.