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.
After 38 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. You may, with your colleagues, propose a minicolloquium here.
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.
Note on coronavirus
Where restricted use of university campuses due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in August and September 2020 imposed a fully online format for CMD28, the CMD29 organizers are hoping that conditions will have improved by the end of summer 2021 so that a face-to-face conference can be held. At the same time, we are foreseeing the prospect of a hybrid meeting, with a programme of online participation in the sessions.
Mini-colloquium submission deadline:
20 November 2020 [EXTENDED]
Early registration deadline:
4 June 2021
9 August 2021
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.