The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022

Press release – 3 December 2021 We need more basic sciences to achieve Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This is the message sent to the world by the United Nations General Assembly on 2 December 2021: Member States approved by consensus the resolution 76/A/L.12 promulgating the year 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022).With this resolution, the United Nations General Assembly ‘invites all [its] Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other global, regional and subregional organizations, as well as other relevant stakeholders, including academia, civil society, inter alia, international and national nongovernmental organizations, individuals and the private sector, to observe and raise awareness of the importance of basic sciences for sustainable development, in accordance with national priorities’.The United Nations General Assembly motivated its decision with ‘the high value for humankind of basic sciences’, and with the fact that ‘enhanced global awareness of, and increased education in, the basic sciences is vital to attain sustainable development and to improve the quality of life for people all over the world’. It also stressed that ‘basic sciences and emerging technologies respond to the needs of humankind by providing access to information and increasing the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and societies’. The successes and difficulties of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic have been for two years a stark reminder of this importance of basic sciences, such as (but not limited to) biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and anthropology.The vote is the result of the mobilization of the international scientific community, led since 2017 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), CERN (The European Laboratory for Particle Physics), and 26 other international scientific unions and research organizations from different parts of the world, under the auspices of UNESCO. Over 90 national and international science academies, learned societies, scientific networks, research and education centers are also supporting this initiative. They will organize events and activities all over the planet during this special year, to showcase and improve the links between basic sciences and the 17 SDGs.The resolution was proposed to the United Nations General Assembly by Honduras, and co-sponsored by 36 other countries. Its vote confirms resolution 40/C 76 adopted unanimously by UNESCO General Conference, 25 November 2019.The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022) will be officially inaugurated with an opening conference 30 June - 1 July 2022 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Events and activities will be organized around the world until 30 June 2023.Contacts:Michel Spiro, president of the Steering Committee for IYBSSD2022 – Luc Allemand, secretary general of IYBSSD2022 -
TPS Announcement / 2021-12-09
 Early Career Prizes in Semiconductor Physics awarded by the IUPAP C8 Commission on Semiconductors

Early Career Prizes in Semiconductor Physics awarded by the IUPAP C8 Commission on Semiconductors

Nominations are sought for the Early Career Prizes (previously Young Scientist Prizes) in Semiconductor Physics awarded by the IUPAP C8 Commission on Semiconductors. Two prizes are awarded biennially for outstanding contributions to semiconductor physics and its applications made by early career scientists with a maximum of 8 years of research experience (excluding career interruption) following the award of the PhD. The 8-year restriction will be measured based on the application deadline of Dec. 31, 2021. The prizes will be awarded during the 35 th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS), which is to be held in Sydney, Australia from June 26 to July 1, 2022. The Prizes include commemorative IUPAP medals and 1000 Euros each and invited oral presentations at ICPS 2022.

Nomination procedure (also found at:

Nominees for the Early Career Prizes must be nominated by a senior member of the research community. Self-nominations are not accepted. A nomination for the prizes must contain the followings.
• A cover letter of not more than 1000 words by the nominator evaluating the nominee’s contributions to semiconductor physics and identifying the specific work to be recognized (up to 4 publications).
• A citation for the prize (not more than 25 words).
• A short CV of the nominee (not more than 3 pages).
• A list of publications.
• Two additional letters of endorsement of the nomination, at least one of which is not from a former supervisor of the nominee.

The nomination must be prepared in English and combined into a single consolidated PDF file, which is to be sent as an email attachment to the IUPAP-C8 Commission secretary at:, with a copy to the Commission Chair at:

The deadline for submissions of nominations is December 31, 2021.

Selection procedure 

The winners of the competition will be selected by the members of the IUPAP C8 Commission.

Previous Winners

2020 Cheng Gong & Michael Saliba                           
2018 Heejun Yang & Jean-Christophe Blancon
2016 Kimberly Dick Thelander & Samuel Stranks     
2014 Xiaodong Xu & Rahul Nair
2012 Alberto Amo & Young Woo Son                         
2010 Pablo Jarillo-Herrero & Yuanbo Zhang
2008 Lieven Vandersypen
Activities / 2021-11-23
 2nd Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2021 December 1st to 3rd, 2021and Asia-Pacific Condensed Matter Physics Week

2nd Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2021 December 1st to 3rd, 2021and Asia-Pacific Condensed Matter Physics Week

    Division of Condensed Matter Physics    Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies   2nd Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2021December 1st to 3rd, 2021            and

   Asia-Pacific Condensed Matter Physics Week  The AC2MP2021 invited speaker list has been confirmed. The selection from contributed presentation is underway. We have already about 100 registrations of participants. Considering the short notice period for submission of presentation, the program committee has decided to extend the submission deadline for contributed talk by Oct. 16th. Also, we call for poster presentations from younger generation such as students. The deadline for poster presentation will be Oct. 30th. When you submit your contribution, please specify your preference.  Participation fee is free, but you need to register to have the access to the online conference URL. Please join to this historical event in condensed matter physics in Asia-Pacific area. Specialty of Conference1.    Tutorial lectures on current topics2.    Keynote talks by the leading scientists3.    Session dedicated for young invited speakers4.    Combination of short oral talks and interactive discussions5.    Free participation fee Invited Speaker list and Titles of Talks*Some of titles are tentative TutorialsManish Jain GW CalculationsEun-Guk MoonQuantum spin liquidMasao OgataDirac electrons in solids KeynotesXiangang WanDictionary of topological materials, computational physicsArindam GhoshThermoelectricity of correlation states in twisted bilayer grapheneHiroaki KusunoseCross-correlated phenomena viewed from electronic multipolesYuanbo Zhang 2D magnetic, topological and superconducting materialsHyeonsik CheongOptical Spectroscopy of Antiferromagnetic 2-Dimensional van der Waals MaterialsLi-Chyong ChenAtomically-designed and surface probing of selective two-dimensional nanomaterials as photo-catalysts for CO2 reduction to solar fuelsUmesh WaghmareFerroelectricity at Ultimately Small Length ScalesGuang-Yu GuoBulk photovoltaic effect in 2D semiconductors and 3D topological semimetalsHyunwoo LeeOrbital Hall effect and orbital dynamicsRyo ShimanoUltrafast control of symmetry broken states in solids by terahertz pulse Invited SpeakersBohm Jung YangTopology of acoustic phonons and anomalous thermal responsesTse-Ming ChenStrain engineering of 2D materialsKeun Su KimPseudogap in a crystalline insulator doped by disordered metalsRie UmetsuElectronic structures of Heusler alloys as functional magnetic materialHuiqian LuoNeutron study of CMPAditi Sen DeQuantum Thermal MachinesYueh-Nan ChenBenchmarking quantum state transfer in the cloudSuvankar ChakravertyUnique Magnetotransport in KTaO3 based conducting devicesSungjae ChoLow-voltage transistors and diodes; Extending the road beyond CMOSPabitra NaikOrganic SemiconductorsTakeshi KondoObservation of small Fermi pockets in high-Tc cupratesMing-Wen ChuSeeing Charge Density Waves at the Atomic Scale by Cryogenic Scanning Transmission Electron MicroscopyYanwu XieOxide device and interface, interfacial superconductivityWentao ZhangUltrafast laser ARPES on CDW etc.Hideaki SakaiSpin-valley coupling and quantum transport phenomena in polar magnetic
Dirac materials Invited Speakers for Session dedicated for Young ResearchersSudipta Dubey2D MaterialsJieun LeeOptical imaging of spin orientations in 2D materialsSutapa RoyLight-activated Janus colloids suspended in a solventChia-Lung HsiehNanoscale organization and dynamics of biological membranes revealed by high-speed interferometric scattering microscopyToshihiro NomuraQuest for a magnetic-field-induced liquid-liquid transition of oxygen
by ultrasound measurements in megagauss regionXi LinUltra low temperature and high magnetic field study Minsoo KimElectron quantum transport in twisted multi-layers of grapheneMing-Hao LiuQuantum Electronic Transport in Graphene Superlattice SystemsJong Mok OkCorrelated Oxide Dirac Semimetal in the Extreme Quantum LimitVidyaPraveen BhallamudiNV Centers in NanodiamondsWanjun JiangSkyrmionRina TakagiSquare and rhombic lattice of magnetic skyrmions in a centrosymmetric itinerant magnetSsu-Yen HuangManipulation of pure spin current in 3D magnetsProf. Tao Wu NMR studies on various superconductors and CDW systemsNayuta TakemoriTheoretical investigation on superconducting quasicrystals  Topics of ConferenceScientific sessions cover a wide range of condensed matter physics, including the following subjects—the organizer welcomes varieties of other subjects and interdisciplinary topics not listed below. A: Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Superconductivity, Quantum Materials
B: Topological Materials and Physics, 2D Materials, Semiconductors
C: Spintronics, Device Physics, Functional Materials
D: Magnetic and Ferroelectric Materials
E: X-ray and Neutron, Muon for Condensed Matter Physics
F: Extreme condition, High Pressure Physics, High Magnetic Fields, Ultra-low temperature
G: Optical Physics, Laser Spectroscopy
H: Molecular Materials, Soft-matter, Complex System, Biomaterial
I: Quantum Information
J: Computational and Theoretical Physics Web site:   Meeting/Event-Conference Registration Site ... ad.php?id=1600&page=0If you cannot see the English page, first click the English in the top. You will guided to the TOP page of the APCTP, please go back to the registration page. Or, push one of three tabs as shown below, then it will switch to English. Participating EventsTo be announcedOrganizerThe division of condensed matter physics in AAPPSImportant DatesAugust 30, 1st circular outSeptember 10th, Website open for presentation submissionOctober 16th, Submission of presentation close(Extended)October 30th, Speaker DecisionsOctober 30th, Submission of Poster presentation closeNovember 8th, Final programOrganizing CommitteeJ.-G. Park (Seoul National Univ.)S. M. Yusuf (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)H. Nojiri (Tohoku Univ.)K.-Y. Choi (Sungkyunkwan Univ.)Y.-P. Chiu (National Taiwan Univ.)F.-C. Chuang (National Sun Yat-Sen Univ.)L. Lu (The Institute of Physics, CAS)V. Nanal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)T. Sakai (Univ. of Hyogo)H.-H. Wen (Nanjing Univ.)Program CommitteeH. Nojiri (Tohoku Univ.)D. Feng (Univ. of Science and Technology of China)A.V.Gopal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)Y. J. Kao (National Taiwan Univ.)T.-H. Kim (POSTECH)C.-W. Luo (National Yang-Ming Chiao-Tung Univ.)Y. Matsuda (Univ. Tokyo)S. Narasimhan (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research)C-H. Yang (KAIST)S. Zhou (Tsinghua University)
 Local Organizing CommitteeSecretaryK.-Y. Choi (Sungkyunkwan Univ.)Web siteT. -H. Kim (POSTECH)Online conferenceC. -H. Yang (KAIST)TBA   Contact : AC2MP2021 Secretary, Prof. K. W. Choi(Sungkyunkwan Univ.)E-mail:  ac2mp2021 at 
TPS Announcement / 2021-10-06
   The 19th Workshop on First-Principles Computational Materials Physics

The 19th Workshop on First-Principles Computational Materials Physics

Date: July 8th (Thur.) - 9th (Fri.), 2021
Venue: Lecture Hall, 4F, Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall, National Taiwan University (NTU)Registration Web page: ... 2021workshop/registrationThe 19th Workshop on First-Principles Computational Materials Physics, organized by the Focus Groups on Computational Materials Research (CMR), will be held on July 8th-9th 2021, in the National Center for Theoretical Sciences on the campus of National Taiwan University.The aim of this workshop is to promote interactions and collaborations among local physicists who employ first-principles electronic structure calculations in their research. The program will include invited talks delivered by domestic scholars and contributed talks by postdocs or PhD students.The Program Committee would also like to take this opportunity to identify the community members’ interests and concerns in order to plan fruitful and successful activities in the future. All participants, particularly PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers, are encouraged to share their latest research results.
Thirty-minute reports by faculty members and thirty or fifteen-minute talks by postdocs or PhD students will be scheduled in the program.Please visit the workshop website for the speakers and more updated information.​If you would like to contribute a talk in the workshop, please upload your title and email our secretary by June 15 Jean when you register. ​Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the 19th workshop may be converted to a virtual meeting or postponed. We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic and the government news, and inform all participants if any change occurs.[COVID-19 Issue]1) Please ensure that you bring your own face masks and wear them at all times.
2) Please have your daily body temperature checked at the venue.
3) Please leave the staff your personal cellphone numbers for further contact if needed.
4) This workshop may be postponed or changed to online meeting,
depending on the COVID-19 development.Organizing committee:
Tay-Rong Chang - National Cheng Kung University
Yang-Hao Chan - Academia Sinica
Feng-Chuan Chuang- National Sun-Yat-Sen University
Guang-Yu Guo - National Taiwan University
Horng-Tay Jeng - National Tsing Hua University
Hsin Lin - Academia Sinica 
Activities / 2021-05-31
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