SSPCM 2018

The Thirteenth International School on Theoretical Physics
Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter
Rzeszów 10-15 September 2018

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The conference SSPCM 2018 is a continuation of the well-known and highly regarded International School of Theoretical Physics which was founded by Professor Tadeusz Lulek. It is aimed at a wide range of young scientists starting their careers both in theoretical and experimental physics. It encounters the most recent issues related to the physics of solids such as quantum information, exactly solvable models, correlations in low-dimensional systems, spintronics, and more. The aim of the conference is to provide an attractive way of spreading sophisticated mathematical and physical problems among young people.

Important deadlines

Registration for the conference June 26th, 2018
Abstract submission June 20th, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance June 30th, 2018
Early payment deadline(1400 PLN) May 31th, 2018
Late payment(1600 PLN) ---
Contributed paper submission September 4th, 2018

History of SSPCM

The International Summer School of Theoretical Physics „Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter” (SSPCM) was started in 1990 in Zajączkowo, Poland. Initiated by the Division of Mathematical Physics led by Professor Tadeusz Lulek, it was first organized by the Institute of Physics of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The next four editions were held in the same place, and the following five took placed in Myczkowce. These were organized under the auspices of the Rzeszów Higher Pedagogical School, the University of Rzeszów and Rzeszów University of Technology. Since 2014 the school has been held on the campus of Rzeszów University of Technology.

   The main subject of the conference has remained essentially the same since its inception, and is related to advanced mathematical methods applicable to condensed matter physics. Topics include quantum information, exactly solvable models, correlations in low-dimensional systems, nanophysics, spintronics, and more. During its nearly two decade history, the conference has hosted many outstanding scientists from all over the world, and introduced many young scientists to the cutting edge of condensed matter physics research.

   Proceedings of the first seven editions of the conference have been published by World Scientific Publishing Company, and the last three in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Institute of Physics Publishing.

Invited speakers'18 (confirmed):

  • Gen Tatara (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Feo Kusmartsev (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Tomasz Story (Institute of Physics PAN, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Jamal Berakdar (Martin-Luther-University, Halle, Germany)
  • Józef Spałek (Jagellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
  • Giovanni Vignale (University of Missouri, USA)
  • Susana Cardoso (INESC, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Nicholas Sedlmayr (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland)
  • Tomas Jungwirth (Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Tomasz Dietl (Institute of Physics PAN, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Grzegorz Harań (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • Ilya Tokatly (Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain)
  • Mike Zhitomirsky (CEA, Grenoble, France)


Please address any correspondence to the secretary of the Conference:

Katedra Fizyki i Inżynierii Medycznej
Politechnika Rzeszowska im. Ignacego Łukasiewicza
al. Powstańców Warszawy 6
35-959 Rzeszów, Polska (Poland)

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