The 26th Conference of the Condensed Matter Division will encompass all areas of Condensed Matter Physics, from soft matter and biophysics to correlated electron systems and quantum simulators. CMD 26 follows on the success of CMD 24 in Edinburgh in 2012 and CMD 25 / Condensed Matter in Paris in 2014, and turnout is expected to be large.
The format of CMD26 will be reminiscent of CMD 25 / Condensed Matter in Paris. The conference will encompass plenary and semi-plenary talks, with the main part of the programme being taken up by colloquia (or topical sessions, see below) designed to cover a wide spectrum of condensed matter physics. The colloquia are organized by the community at large, and will treat subjects of particular timeliness. Where there will, of course, also be posters sessions, it is the intention of the organizers that the as many delegates as possible, including young physicists, are given the opportunity to make an oral presentation during a colloquium. There will be ample time for informal discussion.
Workshops on scientific publishing / how scientific a journal "works”, and on the writing of applications for grants. The latter, mainly in view of the H2020 ERC and Marie Curie programmes.
Registration will open in the course of february 2016. The early bird registration fee will be 450 €.
A reduced registration fee of 225 € will be offered to young researchers (graduate students and Post-Docs - less than 2 years after having obtained their Ph.D). Special "young scientist" sessions will be organized.
A job market during the conference, in a format comparable to that found at the APS March meeting. Companies will be requested to sign up before the conference, which will give them access to the conference database, and allow them to download the CV’s of potential candidates. Interviews will be held during the conference.
A special "couch-surfing” facility has been arranged for hosting young researchers. This will allow up to 100 graduate students and post-docs to stay at the home of their Groningen peers during the conference, which will greatly enhance the contact between locals and non-locals, maximize the attendance by young students, and solve some of the issues related to high expenses. The participation fee for these students is to be sponsored by local delegates.
Extra childcare will be provided by the conference organizers.
The best way to get around Groningen is by bicycle. Nevertheless, the conference badge will serve as a universal bus ticket throughout the conference week.
Confirmed plenary and semi-plenary speakers :
Daniel Bonn (Amsterdam)
Anna Fontcuberta y Morral (Lausanne)
Ricardo Garcia (Madrid)
Ray Goldstein (Cambridge)
Ewa Gorecka (Warsaw)
Irina Grigorieva (Manchester)
Frank Koppens (Barcelona)
R. J. Dwayne Miller (Hamburg)
Elisa Molinari (Modena)
Tanja Schilling (Luxembourg)
Nicola Spaldin (Zürich)
Jean-Marie Tarascon (Paris)
Colloquia (Topical Sessions / not yet finalized) :
• Electrical field control of Magnetism
• Theoretical Spectroscopy: extending the ab-initio landscape
• Complex Oxide Interfaces
• Casimir Force : from fundamental science to technology
• In- and out-of equilibrium self-assembly pathways
• Catalytic Surface Science
• Functional Molecules on Surfaces
• Quantum dot solids and functional nano-assemblies
• Ultrafast Electron and X-ray Science
• Magnons, Phonons, and their interactions
• Combining Experiments and Computational Tools for the Investigation of Structure and Functional Mechanisms in Protein and Molecular Aggregates
• Physics of protein Nanoshells
• Geometric 2D Semiconductors
• Condensed Matter Science in Porous Frameworks
• Mass Spectroscopy in Biological Systems
• Anomalous Transport in Crowded Cells and Soft Matter
• Theory and Simulations of 2D Materials
• Nanoporous materials and Nanotubes
• From Topological Materials to Topotronics
• Molecularly functionalized low-dimensional Systems
• Quantum One-Dimensional Systems
• Multiferroics and Non-colinear X-ray spectroscopy of correlated oxides
• Chaperons,protein folding and unexpected accidents
• Understanding and tuning the properties of defective graphene
• Granular Matter
• Exciton physics
• Devices in complex oxides
• Nano-scale Quantum optics
Petra Rudolf (Groningen)
Abilio Almeida (Porto)
Kees van der Beek (Palaiseau)
Silke Bühler-Paschen (Vienna)
Annette Bussman-Holder (Stuttgart, Basel)
Christian Enss (Heidelberg)
Annalisa Fasolino (Nijmegen)
Mark Golden (Amsterdam)
Tom Gregorkiewicz (Amsterdam)
Nigel Hussey (Nijmegen)
Ricardo Ibarra (Zaragoza)
Timon Idema (Delft)
Emmanuelle Lacaze (Paris)
Deveraj van der Meer (Twente)
Cristiane De Morais-Smith (Utrecht)
Igor Musevic (Ljubljana)
Eoin O'Reilly (Cork)
Günter Reiter (Freiburg)
Massimo Rontani (Modena)
Erich Runge (Ilmenau)
Albert Schenning (Eindhoven)
Abdelillah Slaoui (Strasbourg)
Jose Maria de Teresa (Zaragoza)