LT23 FINAL REPORT
Venue and program
The 23rd International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT23) was held
in Hiroshima, Japan on August 20-27, 2002. All sessions took place in the International
Conference Center, Hiroshima.
The conference program consisted of five parallel program lines:
1) Quantum Gases, Fluids and Solids
3) Magnetism and Properties of Solids
4) Quantum Electron Transport
5) Applications, Materials and Techniques.
The scientific program included 230 oral and 1182 poster presentations. The
oral presentations consisted of three Fritz London Memorial Prize lectures,
two full-plenary talks, 16 half-plenary talks, 83 30-minute invited talks, and
126 15-minute invited brief reports. The daily program started with four half-plenary
lectures, followed by five parallel oral sessions (both in the morning and the
afternoon), and ended with poster sessions. Award for best posters has been
given, for the first time, at the closing ceremony.
1,466 people from 35 contries (including one region), participated in LT23,
with additional 67 accompanying persons. Details are shown in Annex 1. The number
of registered participants at previous LT Conferences can be seen in the following
Abstracts, manuscripts, and Proceeding
Following in the footsteps of LT22, LT23 has intensively used electroniccommunication
for handling abstracts and manuscripts, including submission, editorial processing
and dissemination. Of the total 1732 abstracts submitted to LT23, 1,717 were
published in the Abstract Booklet.
1,402 manuscripts were subsequently received. Out of these, 1,293 were in the
correct electronic format and could be included in uncorrected and un-refereed
form on CD-ROM. This pre-conference CD-ROM was distributed to the participants
in the registration package upon arrival at the conference site.
All manuscripts have been carefully refereed after the Conference. The1,313
accepted papers will be published in special (but consecutively numbered) issues
of Physica B, C, and E in April 2003. The 381 papers in Section #2 (Superconductivity)
will be published in Physica C. The 165 papers in Section #4 (Quantum Electron
Transport) will be published in Physica E and the remaining 767 papers in Section
#1 (Quantum Gases, Liquids and Solids), Section #3 (Magnetism and Properties
of Solids) and Section #5 (Applications, Materials and Techniques) will be published
in Physica B.
The manuscripts of the Fritz London Memorial Prize lectures, the plenary talks
and the half-plenary talks will be published in the most appropriate Physica
journal. The printed version of the full Proceedings was ordered by 129 participants
(Annex 2). In addition, 76 Physica B, 63 Physica C, and 19 Physica E volumes
were ordered. The printed Proceedings will also be available in libraries subscribing
to regular issues of Physica or by accessing the Elsevier web site: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/cmweb/.
The LT23 Organizing Committee received approximately 230 applications for support.
The Financial Support Committee evaluated each application, mainly on the basis
of science merit. The support was given to 211 participants including 76 invited
An exhibition was held in the Conference Center. Altogether 22 companies participated
in the exhibition, renting one to three booths each at the cost of Y=250,000
(Japanese yen) per booth.
The budget for LT23 was $824,876 (US dollars) and is shown in detailin Annex
3. The figures include waived registration fees both as an income and as participant
support in the expenditure.
Most of the conference income came from participant registration fees and accompanying
person payments: Y=42,000 ($336) and Y=5,000 ($40) respectively. The total registration
fee paid by each participant could include an optional payment for the Final
Proceedings in Physica B (Y=15,000), C (Y=8,000), E (Y=5,000), or the full set
(Y=23,000); the conference party (Y=6,000) and a tour to Miyajima (Y=3,500).
The remaining income came from the exhibition and contributions from IUPAP,
56 Japanese industries, and six scientific foundations.
On the expenditure side: over 33% of the budget was spent on the Proceedings,
the social program, refreshments and participant support. The cost of the conference
facilities amounted to 25% of the total budget. JCS Ltd., an outside service
company, was hired to handle the registration payments and conference facilities.
The surplus of the LT23 budget, $5,100, will be used to send copies of the Proceedings
to various libraries in developing countries.
January 15, 2003
Hidetoshi Fukuyama Shun-ichi
LT23 ATTENDANCE BY COUNTRIES
Czech Republic 12
United Kingdom 51
United States 142
The Netherlands 8____________________________
1,466 participants from 34 countries and one region.
LT23 STATISTICS AT A GLANCE
Registration fee (Y=42,000)
Number of participants
Companies at Exhibition
Orders for full Proceedings (Physica B, C, & E)
Orders for Physica B
Orders for Physica C
Orders for Physica E
Social program attendance
Welcome reception party
Number of supported participants
Number of supported invited speakers
Total number of supported participants
LT23 O±ce expenses
Social program and refreshments
C5 and Program Committee
Donation of Proceedings