Newsletter of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society - November 2016, issue 07
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This is the Newsletter of the  Condensed Matter Division (CMD) of the European Physical Society (EPS).
Contents of the present issue:

  • Rüdiger Voss is the new EPS President-elect
  • 10th Liquid matter conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the EPS / Liquid Physics Section
  • CMD27 to be held in Berlin in March 2018
  • Looking back on a successful CMD26 (Groningen)
  • Partial renewal of the EPS Council
  • EPL seeking a new Editor-in-Chief
  • IOPP seeking Series Editors for Primers in Condensed Matter Physics
  • Job announcements
  • Calendar of Events / Agenda of meetings
  • On the EPS
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Rüdiger Voss has been elected as the next EPS President-elect. He will take up office as the President of EPS in April 2017, when the term of the current President, Christophe Rossel, comes to an end.
R. Voss was elected during the Extraordinary Council meeting of the EPS held on 14 October 2016 at the EPS Secretariat in Mulhouse.  R. Voss who recently retired from his position as Head of International Relations at CERN,  was also instrumental in setting up the SCOAP3 Open Access consortium.
10th Liquid Matter Conference of the EPS Condensed Matter Division
Since the first event organized in Lyon in 1990, the Liquid Matter Conference series is one of the key international meetings dedicated to experimental, theoretical, and applied research in the liquid state of matter. The 10th Liquid Matter Conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 17-21 2017, covering a broad range of topics from ionic liquids and water to colloids, liquid crystals, polymers, films and foams, confined and supercooled fluids to nanofluidics, active matter and biomimetic fluids. Organized in three parallel sessions, the program will include plenary talks by D. Bonn, R. P. A. Dullens,  E. Frey, R. Golestanian, O. D. Lavrentovich, T. Loerting, S. Perkin, K. J. Stebe,  G. Tarjus, and D. Vlassopoulos as well as 26 keynote talks given by experts from around the globe. For more information, registration, and abstract submission, visit the conference website at

The 27th Conference of the Condensed Matter Division (CMD 27)  will be held in conjunction with the DPG Frühjahrstagung from March 11th through 16th, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
The 26th Conference of the Condensed Matter Division (CMD 26) convened from September 4th to 9th in the historic northern Dutch city of Groningen. Over 700 participants from all European countries attended what was unanimously judged an exciting, attractive, and balanced programme of plenary, semi-plenary, and invited talks, and a total of 28 colloquia, spanning all areas of condensed matter physics, from quantum physics to protein nanoshells. The collegial and productive ambiance was enhanced by the warm summer weather, which encouraged participants to continue discussions in the many cafés in the historic city centre!

CMD warmly thanks the local organizers in the Netherlands for making the meeting such a success, and is looking forward to host the condensed matter physics communtiy at CMD 27.
Forthcoming election of Individual Member delegates to the EPS Council
According to the EPS Constitution, Article 12, Individual Members are represented at EPS Council by 5 Individual Member Delegates. IM Delegates are elected for a period of 4 years, normally from the 1st April of the year of their election until the 31st March of the year of their 4th Council meeting.
Elections for one Individual Members Delegate are being organised, to replace Günther ROSNER (Darmstadt, DE). The  following Individual Member Delegates will continue to serve:
Ricardo GALVAO, Sao Paulo (BR)       (until Council 2017 included)
Charles HIRLIMANN, Strasbourg (FR) (until Council 2017 included)
Antoine WEIS, Fribourg (CH)                (until Council 2017 included)
Victor ZADKOV, Moscow (RU)              (until Council 2018 included)
EPS Individual Members are called to nominate candidates.

For a nomination to be valid,
a) The nominee must be an EPS Individual Member (IM)
b) It has to be supported by three other EPS Individual Members. They may either sign the nomination letter or send a support letter independently;
c) It must be accompanied by a statement of consent from the nominee;
d) It must be received by 30 November 2016 at the EPS secretariat in Mulhouse.

The Condensed Matter Board is seeking to make a concerted nomination to the EPS. Please send suggestions for nominees to . The Condensed Matter Division is particularly active to endorse women physicists for this nomination.

EPL is seeking a new Editor in Chief

EPL publishes original, high-quality Letters in all areas of physics, ranging from condensed matter topics and interdisciplinary research to astrophysics, geophysics, plasma and fusion sciences, including those with application potential. The Journal was founded in 1986 by the European Physical Society (EPS), the Société Française de Physique (SFP) and its subsidiary EDP Sciences, the Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). It is published by EPS, EDP Sciences, IOP Publishing and SIF for a partnership of 17 European physical societies (the EPL Association). EPL is now available in more than 2000 institutions world-wide.

Nominations are now open for the Editor in Chief of EPL, a leading, global letters journal owned and published by a consortium of 17 physical societies in Europe.  The Editor in Chief (EiC) needs to be a recognized authority and leading researcher in a field of physics, and have a broad knowledge and interest in physics and its frontiers. The EiC will need to demonstrate strong commitment and leadership to further develop EPL as a top-ranking journal. Experience with the editorial process for a physics journal is also desirable. The EiC is central to enhancing EPL’s position as a leading global physics letters journal.  The term of office of EPL Editor in Chief is three and a half years beginning in July 2017. A job description is available at

Nominations must include a CV, publication list and a brief covering letter describing the qualifications and the interest of the individual in the position of EPL Editor in Chief. Nominations should be sent to the EPL Editorial Office no later than 15 January 2017 (

An annual honorarium is provided, as well as all costs related to the function of Editor in Chief. Further information can be obtained from the Editorial Office in Mulhouse.

Seeking Series Editors for Primers in Condensed Matter Physics
IOPP is seeking editors for an upcoming set of ebooks on Condensed Matter Physics. The role of series editor should not be time-consuming -  duties would be to identify suitable authors of particularly well-delivered courses, and to either approach the authors themselves or to forward these details onto an ebook contact, so that they can be contacted. IOPP usually pay a retainer per year, and a fee per book, in recognition of their time and effort.
The series as it is currently conceived is intended to range across the whole of condensed matter physics, with each book being closely focused and research-driven, making use of multimedia, revision material and industry relevance where appropriate. The books are intended to be targeted at graduate-level students - MSc to beginning PhD, with the intention of providing a solid grounding for more advanced work on the topic. We are particularly keen on ensuring that the quality of the books in the series matches that which would be expected from the IOP and our journals.
The IOPP business model excludes false scarcity - if the institution's library has access to the book, it is accessible to all students without usage limits. It is therefore hoped that the series will offer strength and flexibility to students and researchers. The platform will allow the embedding of video, code, and data directly into the ebooks, rather than as supplementary material.  Rapid publication times, straightforward updating and broad scale accessibility will be offered.

Please view the current IOPP ebook collection for further information.  IOPP contact : Charlotte Ashbrooke .
Job Announcements
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1. Position in Experimental Physics of Quantum Materials and/or Quantum Devices
École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) considers hiring an outstanding scientist in the field of Experimental Physics of Quantum Materials and/or Quantum Devices, broadly defined. The successful candidate will join the Physics Department and create an independent research program in one of the nine physics research laboratories established on campus. The position will be open at the tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor level, depending on seniority. Generous startup funds will be provided, as well as laboratory and office space.
Applicants should submit a cv, a publication list with a brief comment about each of the five most significant ones, and a statement of research and teaching interests including a vision about the projects to be developed on campus. They should provide the names of three references.
Applications packages (preferably a single pdf file) should be sent by email to: by December 1st 2016.
École Polytechnique is a leading higher education and research institution in France. It is part of the recently created Université Paris-Saclay. It is located in Palaiseau close to Paris, and a number of research institutions and facilities related to the field of this opening are located in its immediate vicinity.

2. Ph.D proposals at the Institute Laue Langevin
The deadline for submitting a PhD proposal to the Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France) is 7 November 2016. Please see for more information and  relevant documentation.

3. Physical Engineering positions at PICM, Ecole polytechnique
In view of the upcoming creation of the start up SmartR (end 2017), dedicated to "electromechanical nanosensors for road monitoring", the Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces of the Ecole polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) is opening two engineering positions for 18 months, starting in December 2016. 
-the first in material sciences, for design and fabrication of the nanosensors
-the other in numerical methods, for design of the algorithms enabling data exploitation
Please contact 
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January 17th - January 18th, 2017
BioImaging 2017
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Vila Nova De Gaia, Porto, Portugal -
February 21st  - February 23rd, 2017
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March 29rd  - 30th, 2017
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Dublin, Ireland -
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SMS 2017
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European Graphene Forum
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April 26th  - April 28th, 2017
PIERS 2017
IWSC 2017
June 12th, 2017 -  June 15th, 2017
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June 18th  - June 23rd, 2017
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ISEM 2017
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Mainz, Germany
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This is the seventh issue of the Newsletter of the Condensed Matter Division (CMD) of the European Physical Society (EPS). You are receiving this Newsletter because you are a member of CMD, or because you recently participated in an EPS-CMD conference. The Newsletter wishes to inform all European Condensed Matter physicists on important events in their field, and is a vehicle for different calls issued by the Division.
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