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 28th International Conference on Statistical Physics, Statphys28

28th International Conference on Statistical Physics, Statphys28

We are very pleased to announce that the 28th IUPAP International conference on Statistical Physics, Statphys28 will take place in Tokyo from August 7 to 11, 2023, after a one-year postponement. The community of research scientists in Statistical Physics meets every three years at the STATPHYS Conferences, organized under the sponsorship of the IUPAP. These are the largest general meetings in Statistical Physics ; an occasion when both the latest advances of this science in its traditional domain and the new developing trends in other related fields are examined. However, the whole world is facing a difficult situation, and international travel is restricted due to the COVID-19 crisis. Considering this situation, Statphys28 will be held as a hybrid of an on-site conference at the University of Tokyo and an online conference using a web conference system.The conference will cover a wide range of topics, including traditional aspects of statistical mechanics, non-equilibrium physics, turbulence and nonlinear dynamics, disordered systems and phase transitions, hard and soft condensed matter, as well as modern applications including information theory, quantum systems and mathematics. Statphys international conferences have been held as follows: Buenos Aires (2019), Lyon (2016), Seoul (2013), Cairns (2010), Genova (2007), Bangalore (2004), Cancun (2001), Paris (1998), Xiamen (1995), Berlin (1992), and Rio de Janeiro (1989).Website: addition to the main event, a series of satellite meetings will be staged in the period preceding and following the conference.Tetsuo Deguchi
On behalf of the Steering Committee and the LOC of Statphys28.
Activities / 2023-03-09
 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2023 (SCES 2023)

International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2023 (SCES 2023)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2023 (SCES 2023), held in Incheon, Korea, from 2nd to 7th July 2023. The SCES 2023 will be an ideal platform where we can freely share and discuss the current status and future directions of scientific and technological achievements in strongly correlated electron systems.In the SCES 2023, we will cover wide-ranging subjects of our field: first and foremost, heavy fermion and the related fields, oxide physics, topological physics, and spin-orbit physics, to name only a few. We will also explore the fast-emerging area of quantum materials and the vast potential they may come to offer.The meeting venue is the city of Incheon, Korea, with the world-class Incheon international airport located half an hour away.You can get to Seoul by an hour trip using superb public transport. Incheon is also a gateway to Korea and the Asian region, most of which can be reached within about two hours of flight. As a metropolitan city with nearly 3 million residents, it offersevery visitor exciting times.We anticipate your kind participation and contributions to continuously strengthening the long and proud tradition of the international, scientific, and multidisciplinary community of SCES.We are looking forward to seeing you in July 2023!Je-Geun Park & Jaejun YuConference Chairs, SCES 2023Website:
Activities / 2023-02-01
 1St Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2022 November 21st to 23rd, 2022

1St Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2022 November 21st to 23rd, 2022

We are pleased to invite you to attend Asia-Pacific Condensed Matter Physics Conference 2022(AC2MP2022). The second meeting of this series will be jointly organized by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP) and the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University.
As the second annual meeting organized by the DCMP, it will represent the entire condensed matter community in the Asian-Oceanic region and contribute to expanding international collaborations. The format of the conference will be hybrid and in-person attendance at the venue at Senai, Japan, is strongly encouraged. Online participation is also possible by considering the current difficulties of oversea travels.

Specialty of Conference
1.    1st In-person regional conference on condensed matter physics
2.    Focus sessions on three main topics
        Applications of Extreme Conditions for Condensed Matter Physics
         Quantum Beam Applications in Condensed Matter Physics
        Topology-Related Phenomena in Matters
3.    Invited talks by the leading scientists
4.    Opportunities for talks of young researchers and financial support for speakers
5.    Combination of short oral talks and in-person poster sessions
6.    Free participation fee for DCMP members and GIMRT Users(for lunch and mixer of in-person participants, we request actual cost, separately)

Web site:

Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
The division of condensed matter physics in AAPPS

Registration Fee
Registration fee is free for DMCP members and for users of GIMRT. For banquet and meals of in-person attendant, we will ask actual cost for those take these options.

Important Dates
August 8, 1st circular out, Web site open for presentation submission
September 10th, Submission of presentation close

Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
Katahira 2-1-1, Aobaku, Sendai, 980-8577, Japan

For in-person participants, we will provide the documents needed for the VISA application. For example, one can get a VISA in one week, and there is no quarantine for most areas as of August 2022. The organizer will respond to any future changes to Japan's border control, and we expect that you will have no difficulty traveling to Japan.

Chair person
Hiroyuki Nojiri(Tohoku University)
J-G. Park(Seoul National Univ.)

For more details, please see attached circular and information in the AAPPS-DCMP website
Activities / 2022-08-10
 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
   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