The success of the CMD conference series in the last few years is largely due to the unique Minicolloquia programme, to which you have crucially contributed as organisers, and that now literally attracts thousands of european researchers. CMD2020GEFES online attracted 2000 delegates, while the 2018 Berlin CMD conference had more than 6000. The momentum generated has prompted the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society to make the CMD general conference a yearly rendez-vous again.
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.
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 UK, 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.
Call for mini-colloquia
In keeping with the usual CMD conference format, the programme CMD29 will be built around a collection of “bottom-up” mini-colloquia (i.e. topical sessions) on subjects of actual interest. Mini-colloquia are conceived in a form that the majority of delegates, including young physicists, have an opportunity to orally present their work. Mini-colloquia will have the same format and modus operandi as at the previous EPS-CMD conferences. Mini-colloquia resemble Focus Sessions at similar meetings, and host invited lectures, oral contributions and posters.
You can submit your minicolloquia proposal at http://cmd29.iopconfs.org/minicolloquia.