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The Condensed Matter Division (CMD) of the European Physical Society, aims to serve its scientific, industrial and educational communities by helping them to obtain the latest information on progress in their specialties and related fields, to gain visibility for their research, to help them interact with their peers and to develop professionally.

The Condensed Matter Division includes several sections focused on specific areas of condensed matter physics:

  • Liquids
  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Magnetism - close collaboration with EMA
  • Semiconductors and Insulators
  • Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics
  • Structural And Dynamical Properties Of Solids
  • Surfaces And Interfaces

A major activity of CMD and its sections is the organization of quality peer-reviewedconferences and scientific meetings, including the biennial EPS CMD conference, as well as several other major European conferences.

To highlight scientific excellence, CMD also awards the prestigious EPS Europhysics Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Condensed Matter Physics. This prize (formerly the Hewlett Packard and then Agilent Technologies Europhysics Award) has been presented since 1975, and has become one of the most prestigious awards for condensed matter physics in Europe. Many Europhysics Prize winners have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize in recognition of their achievements, including in 2007 the Nobel Prize winners both in Physics (Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg) and in Chemistry (Gerhard Ertl).

CMD and the European Magnetism Association join forces

CMD and the European Magnetism Association (EMA) have decided to unite forces as regards structuring and speaking out for the European community of physics activities pertaining to magnetism. While remaining legally separate one from another, it has been agreed that EMA will fulfill the duties of a Magnetism section of CMD:
• EMA delegates a member of its General Council to the board of the Condensed Matter Division
EMA contributes to providing relevant input to CMD, e.g. for organizing the biennial EPS-CMD conference, for prizes or lobbying actions; all CMD events and actions pertaining to magnetism will be organized jointly with EMA;
• the CMD board will be informed of the meetings of the EMA General Council, and be invited to send a delegate, if relevant for the matters discussed;
• EPS - CMD members will benefit from reduced rates for EMA events, such as the European School of Magnetism;
Moreover, you will find links to all EMA / magnetism-related news in the CMD Newsletter.


Looking back on a delightful 10th Liquid Matter Conference of CMD - EPS

The 10th Liquid Matter Conference of the Liquid Physics Section of EPS – CMD, held from July 17th through 21st 2017 in sunny and friendly Ljubljana (Slovenia) will go down one of its most successful editions of the Liquid Matter Conferences. Previous editions were held in Lyon (1990), Firenze (1993), Grenada (1996), Norwich (1999), Konstanz (2002), Utrecht (2005), Lund (2008), Vienna (2011), and Lisbon (2014). The Liquid Matter meetings consistently attract between 600 and 700 physicists of the extremely active and prolific liquid- and soft condensed matter physics communities. In this respect, the very well attended and extremely lively Ljubljana meeting was no exception. With the Slovenian hosts having gone out of their way to make the conference the most enjoyable of occasions in every way, with opening-, prize-, and closing sessions highlighted by song, and a wonderful summer dinner in Ljubljana castle, this “conference-with-the-lady” will be duly remembered.

The 2017 EPS - CMD Liquid Matter Prize is awarded to Jacob Klein of the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel)

The Liquid Matter Prize, first attributed in 2005, was awarded this year to Jacob Klein of the Weizmann Institute of Science for his career-spanning achievements, discoveries, and seminal work on polymer reptation, friction in different systems including polymer brushes, simple liquids, and ionic solutions, the nature of slip-stick motion, phase transitions of confined liquids, and the application of novel understanding of liquid interface shear mechanisms and friction to the development of strategies for healing or alleviating arthritis in knee-, hip-, and shoulder joints. Jacob Klein received the Liquid Prize and delivered the impressive Prize Lecture during a ceremony on the afternoon Wednesday, July 19th.

Upcoming Events
Conference: Multicomponent and Strongly Correlated Superconductivity
17 August 2017
Conference / Low Temperatures: International Conference on Ultra Low Temperature Physics
17 August 2017
International Conference on Ultralow Temperature Physics (ULT-2017)
17 August 2017
Conference / Magnetism : International Baltic Conference on Magnetism 2017
20 August 2017
School : Topological Matter School 2017
21 August 2017
School/Structure and Dynamics: International School and Workshop on Electronic Crystals ECRYS 2017
21 August 2017
Conference : ECOSS 33
27 August 2017
33rd European Conference on Surface Science / ECOSS-33
27 August 2017
European School On NanoScience and nanotechnology
28 August 2017
Conference / Magnetism : Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium
30 August 2017
Conference: 55th EHPRG Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology
03 September 2017
ISEM 2017: The 18th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
03 September 2017
School : X-Ray and Neutron Science
03 September 2017
Conference NGSCES 2017: The New Generation in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems,
04 September 2017
Frontiers in Physics and Materials Science
04 September 2017
School : SUCCESS 2017 - School on UV and X-ray Spectroscopies on Correlated Electron Systems
04 September 2017
Quantum Spintronics at Interfaces (Magnon)
04 September 2017
Conference / Structure and Dynamics : SIMS 21
10 September 2017
Workshop : Nanomaterials, applications and Properties
10 September 2017
Conference / magnetism : 23rd soft magnetic materials conference
10 September 2017
First Advanced VAMPIRE workshop
10 September 2017
Conference / Magnetism : the 5th Italian Conference on Magnetism
13 September 2017
EUROMAT Symposium D1: “Materials Science with Synchrotron Radiation X-rays
17 September 2017
Conference : EUROMAT 2017
17 September 2017
EUROMAT Symposium D3 : Materials at extreme conditions: static or dynamic compression ...
17 September 2017
Symposium : Spintronics in semiconductors, 2D materials and topological insulators
18 September 2017
Conference / Structure and Dynamics: HPMPS-9 - 9th High Pressure Mineral Physics Seminar
24 September 2017
Conference:Exotic New States in Superconducting Devices: The Age of the Interface
25 September 2017
Danish days on Caloric Materials and Devices
02 October 2017
MagMatApp’17: Magnetic Materials for the Optimisation of Motors, Generators and other Advanced Appli
04 October 2017
School / Magnetism: ESM 2017 - Condensed Matter Magnetism: bulk meets nano
09 October 2017
Conference / Magnetism : UMC2017 Ultrafast Magnetism Conference
09 October 2017
10th ILL Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite
16 October 2017
Workshop / Magnetism : Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
25 October 2017
Yañez Workshop
26 October 2017
9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics (NUMELEC 2017)
15 November 2017
Conference / Surface physics : 10th Symposium on Vacuum based Science and Technology
28 November 2017
Colloids and Complex fluids for Energies Systems understanding: from preparation to process design
04 December 2017
Spin Cavitronics
15 May 2018
CIMTEC 2018 - 14th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies
04 June 2018
Joint 18th International Conference on High Pressure Semiconductor Physics & 2nd International ....
23 July 2018
Conference / Semiconductors : the 34th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors
29 July 2018
Conference / Magnetism: JEMS 2018
26 August 2018
Conference: 56th EHPRG Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology
01 September 2018
School / Magnetism: 2018 European School on Magnetism
17 September 2018
Conference / Magnetism: JEMS 2019
25 August 2019
Conference: 57th EHPRG Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology
02 September 2019
School / Magnetism : European School on Magnetism 2019
30 September 2019
Conference / Magnetism: Intermag 2021
26 April 2021

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