This series of workshop, initially aimed at shape-phase transitions and critical point phenomena in nuclei has started in Berkeley in 2004 and continued with Camerino (2005), Athens (2006), Sofia (2007), Istanbul (2009), Darmstadt (2012), Seville (2014) and Prague (2016). The initial focus has progressively broadened to include other, closely connected, topics such as experimental sugnatures, excited state quantum phase transitions, shape-coexistence, shell evolution, phase transitions in atoms and molecules and other quantal domains.
It is our purpose to foster an informative and exciting workshop and keep the informal spirit of lively discussions that represents the true success of these meetings. The sessions will be coordinated by Convenors that will give general overview and invite short talks on
The workshop will be organized in the historical and beatiful center of the city of Padova, within the premises of the University that dates back to 1222 and has been home to famous scientists such as G.Galiei, N.Copernicus, W.Harvey, A.Vesalius, G.Falloppio, T.Levi-Civita, just to name a few. This university, whose motto is 'Universa universis patavina libertas (Paduan Freedom is Universal for Everyone)', has witnessed the first award of a Ph.D. title to a woman in 1678. The university is now one the most prominent italian university with about 60000 students.