80th Annual Physical Electronics Conference

June 8-11, 2020 Berkeley, CA

March 16:

We are continuing to monitor worldwide developments about COVID-19. Based on current information from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, PEC 2020 will *not* occur as scheduled. Please refer to this page for updates on a different conference format.

Location and Date

The 80th Physical Electronics Conference will be held June 8-11, 2020 and hosted by The Advanced Light Source and the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, California. The meeting will take place at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus.

Registration, Abstract Submission, Travel and Lodging

Registration, Abstract Submission, Travel and Lodging information are being finalized and will be updated in mid-March.

Conference Format

In addition to two 40-minute keynote invited talks, the conference will include 20-minute (including discussion) oral presentations in a single-session format with lively discussions. The three-day format of the conference limits the total number of oral contributions to about 50. Additional contributions are included in poster sessions. Except for the Nottingham contestants, a one-page abstract is the sole written contribution required of contributors.

The Physical Electronics Conference has been held on university campuses and at research labs around North America for the last 80 years. This topical conference provides a yearly forum for the dissemination and discussion of novel and fundamental theoretical and experimental research in the physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering of surfaces and interfaces. Presentations of PhD thesis research, made by student contestants for the prestigious Nottingham prize ($1,500), are highlighted.

The conference draws from cutting edge research in material science; topics include structural, electronic, chemical, magnetic, or topological properties of surfaces and interfaces and thin films; electron correlation or processes of energy, electron, ion, and molecular transfer at surfaces and interfaces at surfaces and interfaces; energetics, kinetics, and dynamics of physical, chemical, and biological transformations; interactions of organic or biological materials; mechanisms of film growth, effects of reduced dimensionality, confinement or patterning.

The prestigious Nottingham Prize was established from contributions given in memory of Professor Wayne B. Nottingham of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by his many friends and associates.


For questions please contact Alpha N'Diaye or Andrea Taylor.