The Condensed Matter Division includes several sections focused on
specific areas of condensed matter physics:
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).
Professor Christian Enss is the new chair of the EPS Low Temperature Section. Details about the section can be found at: http://www.kip.uni-heidelberg.de/eps-lt-section/
“for the theoretical prediction, the experimental discovery and the theoretical analysis of a magnetic skyrmion phase in MnSi, a new state of matter"
was remitted during the Europhysics prize ceremony and prize lecture during CMD26.For the complete press release on the 2016 Europhysics prize, please seehttp://www.eps.org/blogpost/751263/247985.