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 PQE-2016 — January 3-8, 2016 — Snowbird, Utah, USA
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PQE-2016 Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open! Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016.

As usual, we hope to present a Best Abstract Award so please make a great abstract.


Please prepare a 1 page abstract using any software you wish. We do not impose any requirement for how they should look — however we strongly recommend that you put your name and talk title in larger print near the top.

Guidelines.  Here are guidelines for making a good abstract. Make it really nice, and you could win the PQE-2016 “Best Abstract” Award!

  1. Clarity. The abstract should effectively communicate what the talk will be about. It should entice the reader to come to the talk.

  2. Presentation. The abstract should look good. This suggests the need for at least one nice figure. Graphics are good. Clear, pretty, graphics are better!

  3. Efficient use of space. PQE allows an 8.5x11 inch page (minus 2 cm margins). This is a lot of room, and we would like to see it used well. One short paragraph leaving most of the page blank is a poor use of space. An entire page crammed with single-spaced 8 point font is bad.

Examples.  Here are some examples of abstracts we think look nice:


  • The abstract should be less than 3 Mega-bytes. If you need a larger size, email us at the address at the bottom of this page.

  • The abstracts will be printed on US letter sized paper (215.9 mm wide by 279.4 mm high). We need a 2 cm border all the way around, so your page will be cropped accordingly. Make sure your title and the material at the bottom don't exceed this space.

    Important: the abstracts will be printed in monochrome (black and white). Make sure that your colors are not critical for the information.

  • Basically, we are just going to print all the pages we get, sort them in some sensible way, and bind them together for you.

File Type: PDF

  • We are not able to accept any file type other than PDF. However we recommend that you use software that will embed your fonts in the PDF file. If your PDF file contains fonts that are not embedded, we are not sure if what we print looks like what you think you sent.

Submission: After you prepare your abstract, submit by email it to the address below.

Organizing Committee: Olga Kocharovskaya, Virgil Sanders, and Marlan O. Scully.

Please direct any enquiries by email to:  [ virgil.sanders (at) gmail (dot) com ]