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Welcome to CMD29

CMD29 is a large international conference covering all aspects of condensed matter physics. It the 29th in the series of General conferences of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society, organized together with the Institute of Physics and will now take place from 21-26 August 2022 in Manchester.

After 39 years, CMD returns to Manchester, site of CMD-2! That second conference was bolstered by the enthusiasm generated by CMD-1, the very first large European Condensed Matter physics meeting held in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1980. In its turn, CMD29 is the successor to the first fully online CMD28 - CMD2020 GEFES conference, held from August 31st through September 4th, 2020. A full list of CMD conferences can be found here.

Manchester and the United Kingdom were expressly chosen by the CMD Board of the EPS and the IOP in order to affirm our common commitment to pan-European collaboration in scientific research and in condensed matter physics in particular. The city of Manchester and its universities are centrally located within the U.K., easily accessible from all of Europe and beyond, is a major centre for condensed matter research, and, by its many restaurants, bars, hotels, and other services and infrastructure offers splendid opportunities for a most productive meeting and a vibrant social programme. The greater Manchester area is also the site of rich history, and situated close to the countryside and the beautiful Peak District national park.



In keeping with the usual CMD conference format, the programme CMD29 will be built around a collection of “bottom-up” minicolloquia (i.e. topical sessions) on subjects of actual interest. Minicolloquia are conceived in a form that the majority of delegates, including young physicists, have an opportunity to orally present their work. 

CMD29 will also feature a daily programme of plenary and semi-plenary presentations, outlining progress in distinct areas of condensed matter physics as well as the results of key research to the wider community.

In addition, there will be a general programme of transverse topics and discussion sessions concerning all of condensed matter physics and the community at large. This includes sessions on diversity and inclusiveness, sessions for young physicists (organised by the EPS Young Minds Project), and physics publishing. 

In the lead up to the event, a selection of minicolloquia will host a series of webinars to highlight some of the topics that will be covered during the event and to bring the community together while it is not possible to meet in-person. Find out more here.

Key dates

Early registration deadline:

5 June 2022

Registration deadline:

21 July 2022


The programme is complemented by a large physics and physics instrumentation exhibition proposed by the conference’s partners. If you wish to exhibit at this conference, you can find more information here.

Jointly organised by the EPS and IOP