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September 7, 2020
Due to the cancellation of many events this year, the organisers of ECTI and NACTI have agreed to shift the calendar by one year, so that ECTI will be held in 2021 and NACTI in 2022. More details soon to come. Our well-known training school in Les Houches is open for pre-registration (see below). We cross our fingers that January in Les Houches will be on-site and in-snow!
July 29, 2020
There has been a large variety of online tools and meeting platforms throughout the lockdown, the COST office has shared a number of these tools for online meetings on its webpage, which you might find helpful Hopefully, we will not need them and can continue to look forward to some face-to-face meetings  !
July 3, 2020
The last few months have been challenging, with not many news from the labs. However, the ever-growing international ion trap company population has been very successful in funding, awards and press coverage. We'll try to follow this rapid evolution, but for those who need their information faster, do not hesitate to subscribe to our Twitter account @tipicqa which closely follows @Ion_busters and other fore-front ion trappers.
July 3, 2020
25 years of the Cirac-Zoller controlled-NOT gate have changed the landscape in ion trapping, putting stored ions at the heart of quantum information processing. Read Iulia Georgescu's review of this ground-breaking work ...
July 3, 2020
Two months at home and we are craving to get back to our trapped friends. We hope that you still benefit from the offer of webconferences and seminars. In view of the exceptional circumstances, the ECTI conference will NOT take place in July 2020. Alternatives are being discussed and more information is to come soon.
July 3, 2020
Confinement (as it is called in France) - isn't that the optimal state for ion trappers? The situation is difficult, but as physicists we are all aware that only the decrease of the interaction term can halt the growing curve. There are still plenty of things to do, but stay at home !!! We will be happy to spread news about your virtual seminars, courses and ongoing remote activities, please keep us informed !
July 3, 2020
Labs are shut-down throughout all continents. Creating links through other channels is a great idea, and we will be happy to share all your initiatives in this newsletter. The next regular edition is planned for next week.
July 3, 2020
The COST Action is preparing the program for the period May 2020 until April 2021. If you think, that there is an important workshop/meeting/event/outreach/conference missing for the ion trapper community, do not hesitate to contact Markus Hennrich, the Action Chair.
February 15, 2020
Brexit or not Brexit, let our UK-based colleagues be assured that there is always a place for them in the heart of the ion trapping community !!
January 30, 2020
New Year, new website: You’ll find all information regarding the COST Action and its events and calls at There is alos the posibility to subscribe to this newsletter. Do not hesitate to forward this address to anyone intrested.

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