POSMOL 2017
XIX International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
XX International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms
22 - 24 JULY 2017
Amaroo On Mandalay Resort, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia

History of POSMOL

The POSMOL meeting consists of two research areas in quantum physics and was first held in Campinas, Brazil. It is a combination of two workshops:

  • Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics (the POS)
  • Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (and the MOL)

POSMOL is a satellite meeting of the ICPEAC conference, (this year's ICPEAC is held in Cairns, see http://icpeac30.edu.au/).

This page presents a brief history of the combined meetings as well as each individual workshop before that.

Chronology of POSMOL (2005-present)

  1. POSMOL 2015 - Lisboa, Portugal http://eventos.fct.unl.pt/posmol2015
    XVIII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
    XIX International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (EMS)
    (Proceedings - Topical issue: Advances in Positron and Electron Scattering Eur. Phys. J. D (2016), Via SpringerLink, Editorial DOI).
  2. POSMOL 2013 - Kanazawa, Japan http://www.rs.tus.ac.jp/posmol2013/
    XVII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
    XVIII International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (EMS)
    (Proceedings - Topical issue: Electron and Positron Induced Processes Eur. Phys. J. D (2014), Via SpringerLink, Editorial DOI)
  3. POSMOL 2011 - Maynooth, Ireland http://physics.nuim.ie/posmol2011/ ( via archive.org)
    XVI International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
    XVII International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (EMS)
    (Proceedings - Topical issue: Electron/Positron Collision Eur. Phys. J. D (2012), Via SpringerLink, No editorial?)
  4. POSMOL 2009 - York, Canada http://sit.yorku.ca/posmol09/
    XV International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
    XVI International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (EMS)
    (e+ Proceedings J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 199 011001-012025 (2010), Editorial DOI,
    e- Proceedings J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 204 012001-012008 (2010))
  5. POSMOL 2007 - Reading, England
    XIV International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics
    XV International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (EMS)
    (e+ Proceedings Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 266(3) 351-540, Editorial DOI,
    e- Proceedings J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 115 012001-012020 (2008)).
  6. POSMOL 2005 - Campinas, Brazil
    XIII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics www.positron05.unicamp.br
    XIV International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms (EMS) www.ems05.unicamp.br
    (e+ Proceedings Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 247(1) 1-154, Editorial DOI, Conference Report Phys. Scr. 74 C37 (2006)
    e- Proceedings, Conference Report Phys. Scr. 74 C7 (2006)).

The two conferences were joined for the first time in 2005, as described by Sanchez et al. Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 247(1) vii.

History of International workshops on positron collisions in gases (1981-2003)

  1. XII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics - POSITRON 03, Sandbjerg, Denmark, 19-21 July 2003
    (Proceedings Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 221 1-242 (2004) Editorial DOI)
  2. XI International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
    (Proceedings Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 192(1-2) 1-238 (2002), Editorial DOI).
  3. X International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics - Positron Workshop 99, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan, 1999
    (Proceedings Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 171(1-2) 1-250 Preface DOI).
  4. IX International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics, Nottingham, UK, 1997
    (Proceedings Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 143(1-2) 1-232 First Paper DOI).
  5. VIII International Positron Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 1995
    (Proceedings Canadian Journal of Physics, 1996, 74(7-8) 313-563 First Paper DOI)
  6. VII International Workshop on Positron Interactions with Atoms, Molecules and Clusters, Bielefeld, Germany, 1993
    (Proceedings Hyperfine Interactions, 1994, 89, 1-262, Preface DOI).
  7. VI International Workshop on Positron Interactions with Gases, Sydney, Australia, 1991
    (Proceedings Hyperfine Interactions, 1992, 73(1-2) 1-228, Preface. Preface DOI).
  8. V Workshop on Annihilation in Gases and Galaxies, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA 1989
    (Proceedings " Annihilation in Gases and Galaxies" NASA Conference Publication 3058 (1990)).
  9. IV NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atomic Physics with Positrons, London, UK, 1987
    (Proceedings " Atomic Physics with Positrons", Springer e-book, Google books ).
  10. III International Workshop on Positron (Electron)-Gas Scattering, Detroit, Michigan, 1985
    (Proceedings World Scientific "Positron (Electron)-Gas Scattering" Catalogue Info, Amazon 2nd-hand).
  11. II NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Positron Scattering in Gases. Egham, UK, 1983
    (Proceedings " Positron scattering in gases", Springer e-book Google books).
  12. I International Conference on Positron Scattering and Annihilation in Gases, Toronto, Canada, 1981
    (Proceedings Canadian Journal of Physics, 1982, 60(4) 458-617, DOI).

History of Joint Electron-Molecule - Swarm Conferences (1985-2003)

  • XIII International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, Pruhonice (near Prague), Czech Republic, 2003
    http://ems2003.cuni.cz/

  • XII International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, Lincoln, NE, USA, 2001
    Web Archive

  • XI International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, Tokyo, Japan, 1999

  • X - Engelberg, Switzerland, (Chair Michael Allen), 1997

  • IX - Berkeley, CA, USA, (Chair Tom Rescigno), 1995

  • There were two Satellite conferences in 1993:
  • VIII International Seminar on Electron and Ion Swarms [Symposium on], Trondheim, Norway, 1993
    (Proceedings Phys. Scr. T53 (2004), Introduction).
  • VIII International Symposium on Electron Collisions with Molecules, Clusters, and Surfaces, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (Chair Leslie Morgan)
    (Proceedings: " Electron Collisions with Molecules, Clusters, and Surfaces" eds. H. Ehrhardt and L. A. Morgan, Plenum, New York, 1994, Springer Link, Book DOI).

  • VII Gold Coast, Australia, 1991

  • VI New Haven, CT, USA, Chair Arvid Herzenberg, 1989 (Proceedings: AIP Conference Proceedings " Aspects of Electron-Molecule Scattering and Photoionization", 204, Ed. Arvid Herzenberg, Plenum, New York, 1990).

  • V International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Scattering and Photoionization, SERC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, UK, 1987 (Proceedings " Electron-Molecule Scattering and Photoionization" Editors: P.G. Burke, J.B. West, Springer Link).

  • IV International Swarm Seminar and the Electron-Molecule Collisions Symposium - Symposium on Swarm Studies and Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions. Tahoe City, California, USA, 1985 (Proceedings " Swarm Studies and Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions", Springer Link, DOI).

As noted in the 1985 proceedings introduction the conferences prior to this were split.

Previous to this, the Electron-Molecule Collisions Symposium and the International SWARM seminar - Electron and ion swarms, were held as separate meetings.