Eleven plenary talks, adressing latest advancements in different research fields will be presented in the morning sessions from Tuesday to Friday.
Furthermore two public lectures are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evening:
The following parallel sessions will be held in the afternoons:
Dependent on the number and contents of the contributed papers, each topical session will be split into special thematic subsessions.
A special "Energy day" will take place on 31 August, with a focus on "Temperature gradients as energy sources". This part is independant of the main conference and will be open to the public without charge.
The poster session will be scheduled on 2 days, starting in the evening of 1 September, in the frame of an apéro, and being continued with a lunch buffet on 3 September. It is expected that the posters are put up from 1 - 3 September and being presented on both session days.
The three most outstanding posters will be awarded with a "Best poster prize", sponsored by EPL journal. Additionally to the above requirement, the first author of the poster must be personally present at the conference in order to qualify for the selection. The awards will be given in a small ceremony on Wednesday.
The maximum poster size is A0 (portrait).
As every year outstanding scientific works will be honoured with the SPS awards, in the respective fields of General Physics (sponsored by ABB Research Center), Con- densed Matter Physics (sponsored by IBM Zürich Research Laboratory), Applied Physics (sponsored by OC Oerlikon) and Metrology (sponsored by METAS), each granted with CHF 5000.- .
The ÖPG will honor candidates with the Boltzmann award, the Viktor-Franz-Hess award, the Anton-Paar award and the Roman-Ulrich-Sexl award.
The ceremony will be held on 1 September.
The general assembly is scheduled for 2 September. The agenda will be published in the SPS Communications No. 46. We encourage all members to actively participate and contact the committee if special points of interest should be discussed at the assembly.
A vendors exhibition will be organized in parallel to the sessions. An invitation letter will be mailed within the next weeks to interested companies. If your company would like to join the exhibition, but did not receive the letter, please contact the SPS Secretariat.
A conference dinner is scheduled for the evening of 2 September. More information will be available here.