Report on the 10th International Conference on Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM17)
September 18-21, 2017
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Summary: There were about 50 lectures and about 100 poster presentations with over 170 participants. Twelve eminent international scientists delivered 24 plenary and research lectures. Participants from Russia, Georgia, Iraq, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Tunisia, China, Canada, UK, France, India, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Iran attended this conference.

The lecture of Nobel Laureate Prof. K. Von Klitzing was highly appreciated by the participants. One important event in the conference was the recognition given to young scientists and to poster presentations. Young Researcher Awards were given to two young researchers one in magnetism and the other in superconductivity and four Best Poster Awards to two each in magnetism and superconductivity. The Awards Committee also awarded one distinction to a highly accomplished young scientist.

Two highly regarded invited speakers, Prof. Lu Yu from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Michael Farle from University of Duisburg, Essen, Germany accepted to become Adjunct Professors of the Department of Physics at Sharif University of Technology starting from January 2018.

COMSTECH was one of the supporters of the conference.

Details of Keynote Speakers:

1.   K. Von Klitzing
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Plenary: A New International System of Units in 2018! How my Nobel Prize Contributed to this Development?
Research: Exciton Condensation in Quantum Hall Bilayer - A Superfluid Ground State

2.   K. Shimizu
KYOKUGEN, Center for Science and Technology under Extreme Conditions, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan
Plenary: Superconducting Elements under High Pressure

3.   F.S. Razavi
Department of Physics, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada
Plenary: Rare Earth Chromium Oxides Revisited, Special Case: Structural, Magnetic and Thermal Studies of Ce1-xEuxCrO3 Nano-Powders
Research: Isotope Effect on Superconductivity and Optical Properties of Pyrochlore Cd2Re2O7

4.   L. Yu
Institute of Physics, Beijing, China
Plenary: Metal-Insulator Crossover and Non-BCS Superconductivity in Underdoped Cuprates
Research: Relation between Exchange (Braid) and Exclusion Statistics in Low-Dimensional Systems

5.   M.I. Eremets
Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Plenary: High Temperature Conventional Superconductivity
Research: Phase Diagram of Hydrogen at Pressures up to 470 GPa and Low Temperatures

6.   H.M. Ronnow
Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism, Institute of Physics, EPFL, Switzerland
Plenary: Quantum Magnetism – Neutrons in the Quasi-particle Zoo
Research: Magnetism with a Twist – Magneto-Electric Skyrmions

7.   M. Farle
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia
Plenary: Functionalized Hybrid Nanomagnets: New Materials for Innovations in Energy Storage and Medical Theranostics
Research:  Magnetic Skyrmions in Confined Geometries

8.   G. Baskaran
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences Chennai 600 113, India; Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Plenary: Resonating Valence Bond Theory of Superconductivity-Support from Systems beyond CupratesResearch: Theory of Ultra Low Tc Superconductivity in Bismuth – Tip of an Iceberg?

9.   Kh. Zakeri
Heisenberg Spin-dynamics Group, Physikalisches Institut, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
Plenary: Terahertz Magnonics: Feasibility of Using Terahertz Magnons for Information Processing
Research: Phonon Spectrum of Single-Crystalline FeSe (001)

10. M.K. Wu
Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Plenary: An Overview of the FeSe-based Superconductors
Research: Modification of Iron d-orbitals in Superconducting FeSe Crystal

11.   Sh. Deemyad
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Plenary: The Many Faces of the Lightest Metal “LITHIUM” under Pressure
Research: Light Compounds at High Densities: Carbon and below

12.   H. Aubin
LPEM, ESPCI Paris, PSL Research University; CNRS; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC University of Paris 6, 10 rue Vauquelin, F-75005 Paris, France
Plenary: Hybrid Semiconducting-Superconducting Systems and Superconductivity at the Anderson Limit
Research: Nernst Effect by Gaussian Superconducting Fluctuations

Contact Person
Prof. M. Akhavan
Conf. Chair
Tel: 0098-21-66005410, 66029161, 66164501-2
Fax: 0098-21-66022711

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