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The 26th Conference of the Condensed Matter Division [CMD26], to be held in Groningen, the Netherlands, from 5-9 September 2016, will encompass all areas of Condensed Matter Physics, from soft matter and biophysics to correlated electron systems and quantum simulators.

The format of CMD26 will be similar to CMD25 / Condensed Matter in Paris, with 6 plenary and 10 semi-plenary talks, and some 35 colloquia (or topical sessions). The latter are organised by the community at large, and will treat subjects of particular timeliness. There will, of course, also be posters sessions.  It is the intention of the organisers that as many delegates as possible, including young physicists, are given the opportunity to make an oral presentation during a colloquium. There will be ample time for informal discussion. Furthermore, CMD26 will present workshops on scientific publishing / how scientific a journal “works”, and on the writing of applications for grants, in view of the H2020, ERC and Marie Curie programmes.

Registration will open in the course of February 2016. The early bird registration fee will be 450 €.

Young researchers
A reduced registration fee of 225 € will be offered to young researchers (graduate students and Post-Docs – less than 2 years after having obtained their Ph.D.). Special “young scientist” sessions will be organised. A job market will be organised during the conference, as will a special “couch-surfing” facility for hosting young researchers. This will allow up to 100 graduate students and post-docs to stay at the home of their Groningen peers during the conference, and greatly enhance the contact between locals and non-locals.

Childcare facilities will be provided by the conference organisers.

For more information, please visit the conference website:


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