MaX prize for frontier HPC applications in materials research – 2017

MaX – Materials at the Exascale is a European Centre of Excellence launched by the European Union to
enable advancements in materials research via high-performance and high-throughput computing towards
the exascale. Its activities are largely centred on frontier developments and applications of four
MaX flagship
codes, Quantum ESPRESSO, SIESTA, Fleur, Yambo,
and a workflow manager, Aiida. Further information about
MaX, its partner teams, and its activities is available at
With this call, MaX establishes a prize to recognize frontier research, performed anywhere in the world, that
enabled by Quantum ESPRESSO, SIESTA, Fleur, Yambo, Aiida, and/or contributes to their advancement:
MaX prize for frontier HPC applications in materials research – 2017

For further details see the full press release and the submission template.

TO-BE FALL MEETING 2017 11th – 13th September 2017 Riga (Latvia)

Towards oxide-based Electronics

The meeting aims to network researchers working in the field of the science and technology of transition-metal oxides and will help them to share their expertise, define future strategies, and cluster for future funding opportunities. Participation at the event is free of charge and is open to scientists, both from the public research sector and from the private sector, with or without oral or poster contribution. Support for travel and subsistence will be offered to a limited numbers of participants. Requests for support should be made before the deadline, together with the abstract submission (deadline for submission is July the 16th).

For more information, please visit the Conference: web site

9th Mediterrean Conference on Nano-Photonics

03/09/2017, 09.00am – 04/09/2017 5.00pm

Bussola Hotel – Lungomare dei Cavalieri, 16 – 84011 Amalfi SA

9th Mediterranean Conference on Nano-Photonics

The Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (Cnr-Isasi) is hosting the 9th Mediterranean Conference on Nano-Photonics (MediNano-9) on 3-4 of September 2017, in Amalfi, Italy.

Nano-photonics is one of the most appealing fields having large variety of academic as well industrial applications. MediNano is an international gathering inviting participants from research institutes and industries in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea to present their most recent results as well as review of concepts in various topics related to nano-photonics.

Following the successful gathering of MediNano-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 which were organized in Istanbul (Turkey) in 2008, Athens (Greece) in 2009, in Belgrade (Serbia) in 2010, Rome (Italy) in 2011, Barcelona (Spain) in 2012, Lyon (France) in 2013, Tel Aviv (Israel) in 2015, Athens (Greece) in 2016 and now in Amalfi (Italy) in 2017.

The previous meetings had more than 100 participants on average from more than 25 countries (mostly but not only Mediterranean) presented the highlights of their recent achievements in the field of nano-photonics.

More information on the conference website:

Organizing institution:
Istituto di scienze applicate e sistemi intelligenti “E. Caianiello”

Antigone Marino
via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli 80078 (Na)

See also:

1st International school on computational microscopy 2017

05/09/2017, 09.00am – 08/09/2017, 6.00pm

Bussola Hotel – Lungomare dei Cavalieri, 16 – 84011 Amalfi SA

1st International School on Computational Microscopy 2017

The international school on computational microscopy (Iscm) is organized by the Institute of applied sciences and intelligent systems (Isasi-Cnr). Its first edition, Iscm2017, will be focused on ‘Label free and quantitative phase imaging techniques’. The school will be held at Hotel La Bussola in Amalfi (Italy), from the 5th to the 8th of September 2017.

Computational microscopy is an emerging technology which extends the capabilities of the classical optical microscopy with the help of computation. In particular, the complexity of imaging systems moves from the optical arrangements to the computational part, which mainly consists into the smart data manipulation to achieve high-quality imaging capabilities.
The International school on computational microscopy school (Iscm) aims to provide the basic information about these unconventional imaging systems and relative advanced computational methods. Each edition of the school will be focused on one main topic in the field of computation microscopy.

The 4-day program is supposed to host more than 8 top-level international speakers, and 50 young researchers participating.

Check info on the school website:

Organizing institution:
Istituto di scienze applicate e sistemi intelligenti “E. Caianiello”

Antigone Marino, e-mail
via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli 80078 (Na)
Melania Paturzo Isasi Cnr, e-mail

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SIF – National Congress 2017

The SIF National Congress will take place in Trento on September 11 – 15. Abstracts can be submitted before May the 1st.

The best speakers will be awarded a prize and their contribution will be published on Il Nuovo Cimento.

Sections include:

Section 1: Nuclear and sub-nuclear physics
Section 2: Solid state physics
Section 3: Astrophysics
Section 4: Geophysics and physics of the environment
Section 5: Biophysics and medical physics
Section 6: Applied physics, accelerators and physics applied to cultural heritage (archaeometry)
Section 7: Physics education and history of physics

Further information at web page.

Euromat 2017

This symposium which will take place in Thessaloniki on September 17-22, 2017,   intends to bridge the gap between the available modern X-ray synchrotron radiation techniques and innovative materials research. It aims at fostering the dialog between materials scientists and experts in X-ray methods.

Further information at Euromat2017

E-MRS Spring Meeting 2017, Symposium F

The 2017 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in the Convention Centre of Strasbourg (France), from May 22 to 26, 2017. The conference will consist of 26 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science.

Further information at EMRS_Spring2017

2017 MRS Spring Meeting: Symposium ED11 – Phase-Change Materials and Their Applications- Memories, Photonics, Displays and Non-von Neumann Computing

The 2017 MRS Spring Meeting will be held in Phenix, Arizona, from April 17-21 and will cover advances in devices for optical and electronic applications, as well as in material science. It will bring together the technological and scientific communities, being of interest to electronics and process engineers, physicists, chemist and materials scientists working on emerging electronics, including novel nanoscale integration with 2D materials and also nanophotonics and plasmonics.

Further information at MRS.Spring2017

FisMat 2017

FisMat 2017, the Italian national conference on condensed matter physics and related fields will be hosted by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics and SISSA in Trieste from 2 to 6 October 2017.

Abstract submission is now open.

Further information at FisMat2017


FOTONICA 2017 is the Forum of the National photonics community where the most advanced and recent results in all photonics sectors are presented with a particular attention to their broad applications.

Further information at CALL FOTONICA 2017