​Professor Per Delsing is chairman of the organizing committee for the conference LT28. Photo: Peter Widing

Large conference on low-temperature physics

On 9-16 August, researchers from all over the world gather at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg for a major international conference on low temperature physics.

The "28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics" gather 900 international top researchers together with the hottest Swedish colleagues in the area. "Do not miss the Nobel Prize winner Michael Kosterlitz," says Per Delsing, chairman of the local organizing committee.

He is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience - MC2 - at Chalmers. The upcoming conference is organized by MC2 in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg.

The "28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics" is the most important conference in low temperature physics. It is held every three years, alternating between Europe, Asia and America. The latest took place in Buenos Aires, the conference before that in Beijing. The target group is physicists who works at low temperatures.

To Gothenburg, 900 participants from all over the world are expected, as well as 140 speakers.

What should not be missed?
"Nobel laureate Michael Kosterlitz gives the first lecture on 9 August. We also award two prizes; The Simon Memorial Prize is awarded on 14 August and the Fritz London Memorial Prize on the 15th", says Per Delsing.

Michael Kosterlitz, professor at British Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 for his work on the physics of condensed matter. He will open the conference with a lecture entitled "Topological Defects and Phase Transitions".

Are there any happenings around the conference?
"Sunday, 13 August, is set aside for participants to see Gothenburg with surroundings."

Will we hear some exciting research results?
"Absolutely, but what remains to be seen," concludes Per Delsing.

Most members of the organizing committee for the conference are from MC2, but there are also members of the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg.

Text: Michael Nystås
Photo: Peter Widing

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Published: Wed 28 Jun 2017.