Vitaly Efimov and Rudolf Grimm Win Faddeev Medal

The international panel of experts, chaired by G. Orlandini (Trento), has selected the winners of the 2018 Faddeev Medal award. They are:

  • Vitaly Efimov: "For the theoretical discovery of a series of weakly-bound three-body quantum states known as Efimov states."
  • Rudolf Grimm: "In recognition of his ground-breaking experiments confirming the Efimov effect."

We are pleased to announce that the next International Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics (FB22) will
be held in Caen, France from 9 to 13 July next year.  This will be the 22nd edition of this conference series which
began in 1959 in London and was most recently held in Chicago in 2015 and Fukuoka in 2012.

Following tradition FB22 will be an interdisciplinary conference covering a very wide range of aspects of few-body problems in diverse fields of physics – both from the theoretical and experimental points of views, including:
* Atomic and molecular physics.
* Hadron physics and related high-energy physics.
* Strange and exotic matter, including hypernuclear physics.
* Few-nucleon systems.
* Few-body aspects of nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics.

The website of the FB22 can be found here.

Organising committe

Nigel Orr (LPC-Caen) – Chair
Jaume Carbonell  (IPN-Orsay) – Chair
Marek Ploszajczak  (GANIL, Caen) – Chair Sci. Prog. Comm.
Lynda Achouri (LPC-Caen)
Amine Cassimi (CIMAP, Caen)
Mario Gattobigio (INPHYNI,  Nice)
Paul-Antoine Hervieux (IPCM,  Strasbourg)
Ubirajara van Kolck (IPN-Orsay)
Rimantas Lazauskas (IPHC, Strasbourg)
Hervé Moutarde (IRFU, CEA-Saclay)
Miguel Marqués (LPC-Caen)
Jean-Marc Richard (IPN-Lyon)


We are pleased to announce that the next European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics (EFB24) will be held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, from 2 to 6 September 2019.  This will be the 24th edition of this conference series which has previously taken place in Aarhus (2016), Krakow (2013), Salamanca (2010) and Pisa (2007). 

Like the previous conferences, this conference will give a possibility to present and discuss recent developments in the field of few-body systems - that is, systems which can be understood in terms of a few effective degrees of freedom. This Conference will focus on recent developments in the field of few-body systems, in areas including but not limited to particle, nuclear, atomic, molecular, and condensed-matter physics, as well as astrophysics, astronomy, mathematics, and chemistry.

The website of EFB24 can be found here.

Further information will appear on the website during 2018.

Organising committee

  • Natasha Timofeyuk (Chair)
  • Jim Al-Khalili
  • Carlo Barbieri
  • Wilton Catford
  • Alexis Diaz-Torres
  • Eran Ginossar
  • Konstantin Litvinenko
  • Arnau Rios
  • Paul Stevenson

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School "TALENT: Training in Advanced Low Energy Nuclear Theory" (website, which aims to provide an advanced and comprehensive training to graduate students and young researchers in low-energy nuclear theory. The course will run at GANIL (Caen, France) from 11 to 29 August 2014.

School "Frontiers in Nuclear and Hadronic Physics" (website The lectures are primarily addressed to Ph.D. students in Theoretical Nuclear and Hadronic Physics. Participation of experimentalists and post-docs is also encouraged. The course will run at the Galileo Galilei Institute (Florence, Italy) from  February, 24 to March, 7 2014.