Global physicists to gather in Cairns this August

Cairns Convention Centre will welcome more than 500 scientists and experts in the physics community when the XVIth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum Conference descends on the Australian city from August 19 to 24 this year.

The conference, a significant event in the physics community, is organised by the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, University of Adelaide, Australia. Inaugurated in 1994 in Como, Italy, the series has evolved into a vital forum for scientists engaged in strong interactions. It fosters stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists, as well as across various related fields.

The XVIth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum Conference will be hosted at the expanded Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns Convention Centre was chosen for the meeting due to its strong partnerships with the scientific community as well as its world-class facilitates, which include the recent opening of its new extension that adds 10,500m2 of new floor space.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience Cairns’ unique local culture and heritage as well as its stunning natural setting, which encourages scientific exploration and creativity.

Ayse Kizilersu from the University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, who is leading the organising team, said: “Both the venue and destination offer incredible appeal to our delegates, ensuring a high level of attendance from around the world. This year’s event promises to be our best yet and I look forward to welcoming our community when they arrive in Cairns.”

Janet Hamilton, general manager of Cairns Convention Centre, said: “Hosting such a high-profile scientific conference less than a year after our new expansion opened demonstrates our appeal as a venue dedicated to knowledge sharing, community engagement and education.”