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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