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September 13, 2012 to September 15, 2012

The '240' Conference: Science's Greatest Challenges

This scientific gathering, marking the 240th birthday of R. Stephen Berry, Stuart A. Rice, and Joshua Jortner, will focus on open, deep, difficult and important problems in chemical physics and related areas of science which require the advancement of novel concepts and experimental methods. Several central themes will be addressed which will be presented within the framework of three sessions: Complexity and Emergence; Dynamics under Extreme Conditions, and the Grandest Questions, Origins of Life and the Chemical Universe.

October 14, 2011 to October 15, 2011

Topological aspects of quantum-coherent states in new materials

The workshop will focus on the theoretical and experimental studies of topological aspects of quantum-coherent states in new materials. Topics will include topological phenomena in band insulating materials, fractional quantum Hall effect, and p-wave superconductors.

October 9, 2010

Inter-MRSEC Student Symposium

Student Symposium (at Minnesota)

September 16, 2010 to September 18, 2010

Electronic Transport in Nanoengineered Materials

The goal of the workshop is to bring together scientists working in different areas related to this topic and to promote the exchange of ideas between different research communities.

September 13, 2010 to September 17, 2010

Challenges of Water in Biological Systems

A Workshop sponsored by ICAM and UChicago MRSEC

September 1, 2010 to September 3, 2010

Conference on Novel Quantum States in Condensed Matter

The conference will focus on the theoretical and experimental works on the study of novel quantum states in materials and cold atomic gases.

August 22, 2010 to September 12, 2010

Patterns on Thin Sheets: From Stressed Inanimate Materials to Biomembranes and Growing Tissues

Recent developments in biology, chemistry and material sciences have renewed the interest in the rich phenomenology of patterns evolving on thin sheets, be it elastic ones with uniform or prescribed metric, or fluid membranes, characterized by homogenous or multi-component molecular composition.

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