Highlights at our annual meetings are always the plenary talks (PT). The topics are carefully selected by a committee to assure a broad coverage of the actual research fields. The speakers are asked to present their results in such a way to be understandable by a not-necessarily in this field working physicist.
With this new series we aim on "hot" and didactically best explained physics, and we hope that our members who joined or unfortunately missed the sessions will enjoy the idea and take profit. Most of our plenary speakers agreed to deliver extended versions of their abstracts. We group the articles by year and in the order of printing in the SPS Communications. This order does not correlate with the one in the conference program.