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 Solid State Physics – here to be understood as Condensed Matter Science (Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry...) – is a fascinating area of knowledge representing an appreciable cross section of all the research being carried out worldwide. One unique feature of Condensed Matter Science is its intrinsic multi-disciplinarity. Its diverse ramifications range from Materials Science and Biophysics to more traditional areas such as Metals and Semiconductors. Over the years Condensed Matter has been the cradle of fundamental discoveries in Physics, e. g., the exciting Graphene physics (Nobel/2010) and the exotic novel Topological Insulators.

The several editions of the Latin American Symposium on Solid State Physics (SLAFES) have aimed at bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and Professors from Latin America into a unique forum to discuss recent advances in many subfields of Condensed Matter Science thus exchanging fruitful ideas. SLAFES XX will follow up with this tradition by inviting Physicists, Chemists, and Materials Scientists from all areas within Condensed Matter to attend the Symposium and present their works.

SLAFES XX will take place in the resort hotel Salinas do Maragogi, AL, March 27 - 31, 2011.

Invited Speakers (Confirmed -- preliminary list)

  • Antonio José Roque da Silva (LNLS/IF-USP, Campinas/São Paulo)


  • Bernard Coqblin (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay)


  • Carlos Balseiro (Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche)


  • Carlos Henrique Brito e Cruz (FAPESP) *


  • Constatino Tsallis (CBPF, Rio de Janeiro)


  • Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar, São Carlos)


  • Edson Roberto Leite (UFSCar, São Carlos)


  • Enrique Anda (PUC, Rio de Janeiro)


  • Elson Longo (UNESP/UFScar, Araraquara/São Carlos)


  • Ernesto Medina (IVIC, Caracas)


  • Glaucius Oliva (CNPq) *


  • Hamilton Varela (IQSC, São Carlos)


  • Jairton Dupont (UFRGS, Porto Alegre)


  • Jorge Hirsch (UCSD, San Diego)


  • Laurens Molenkamp (University of Würzburg, Würzburg)


  • Luis E. F. Foà Torres (UNC, Córdoba)


  • Luiz Nunes de Oliveira (IFSC, São Carlos)


  • Marcelo Knobel (UNICAMP, Campinas)


  • Marcos Pimenta (UFMG, Belo Horizonte)


  • Osvaldo Novais de Oliveria (IFSC, São Carlos)


  • Rafael A. Barrio (UNAM, Mexico City)


  • Renato Jardim (IF-USP, São Paulo)


  • Rubén Pérez (UAM, Madrid)


  • Sérgio Rezende (UFPE, Recife)
  • * To be confirmed

    Official Site:

    http://www.slafes-xx.ifsc.usp.br/