Theory of Condensed Matter Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.  


About the group 

As a special interest, member-driven group, we support the UK condensed matter theory research community. Our members include physicists working with:

  • electronic structure
  • statistical mechanics of solids and liquids
  • correlated systems and many-body theory

What the group does

We foster a community spirit among scientists doing physics research in these areas. We work to encourage the exchange of ideas and promote collaboration between UK groups, primarily by organising and supporting scientific meetings and running a summer school for research students.

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Group prize

Annual Sam Edwards PhD Thesis Prize

Find our more about the Annual Sam Edwards PhD Thesis Prize, including previous winners.

    Group events 

    Find group events on our events site.

    Meeting minutes

    Minutes of the annual general meeting on 7 June 2018 (PDF, 83.7KB)
    Minutes of the officers meeting on 4 May 2017 (PDF, 64.8KB)
    Minutes of the officers meeting on 23 February 2016 (PDF, 65KB)       

    Committee and contacts

    Chair: Dr Graeme Ackland gjackland@ed.ac.uk