Conference Report: XVII Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics
December 6-9, 2004
Summary of the statistics
of attendees: 222
of women participating, number giving invited papers: 40, 2
of countries participating: 14
of participants from outside the host country: 150
of scientists from developing/disadvantaged countries whose travel has
and the amount spent: 13 participants (5200 USD)
funds used to support travel of scientists to attend: 7200 USD
Other important comments.
the Conference there were 6 Plenary talks, 13 invited talks, 58 oral
sessions) and 200 poster contributions (in four poster sessions).
was a Young researcher award of 500 ¬ sponsored by Willey- VCH. This prize was
between two participants: Clara Calderón from Colombia and Aimé Pelaiz from
the closing ceremony was decided that the XVIII Symposium will held in Mexico in
activities: Since the registration fees included the lunches, lunch time
appropriated space for discussions and contacts among participants. The lunches
at the Al Medina Restaurant. There was also a conference banquet on Thursday
in the Old Square and a concert on Monday night. There was also an excursion to
beach on Friday.
important topics: Nanostructures and in general low dimensional physics related
systems was a very hot topic during the meeting. Some talks and presentations
devoted to optoelectronic materials and devices. Characterization of solids
structural and optical techniques together with modeling and simulations were
important subjects of the symposium.
have not noticed any problem for participants regarding Visas to enter in Cuba.
as I know, the meeting was not considered as an international one by United
This could limit the participation of some US scientists.
IUPAP support was acknowledged in every publication (announcements, web site,
booklet) and also in the opening ceremony of the Conference. The members of
IUPAP Cuban Liason Committee participated in the Opening Ceremony.
will be published in Phisica Status Solidi journal. The guest editors will be:
Sánchez and O. de Melo.