The abstract book has been completed and the copies are being printed for shipment to Snowbird. However, if you would like to modify the abstract you submitted, or if you missed the deadline and would now like to submit, we can still accept abstracts. Just note that this will only affect what is shown on this web site. The printed materials were finalized on December 13.

Please read these instructions before you prepare or submit your abstract. After you have read these instructions submit it here.

Preparation:  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.

  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. Easy reading. The abstract should not make the reader struggle. Twelve point font is a must with long lines. Some people use two columns, but don’t use that as an excuse for tiny fonts. Put your name and affiliation at the top. Many authors make their abstracts look like a mini paper, so that readers are comfortable looking at it.

  4. 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:


File Type: PDF


Submission: After you prepare your abstract, submit it here.