August 3, 2021
81st Physical Electronics Conference
2021 - Virtual
at your couch, office, or kitchen table
"Introducing Solid Carbon Monoxide: A 2D Material with Unique Physical and Electronic Properties and A Path to Commercialization"
Nottingham Prize Competition and People's Choice Awards
Video productions from finalists followed by live Q&A
Thanks to our sponsors below!
The Physical Electronics 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. 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; 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. Presentations of Ph.D. thesis research, made by student contestants for the prestigious Nottingham prize ($1,500), are highlighted.
This year, like so much of 2020, will be different. We are holding the event as a virtual event with a strong focus on the Nottingham Prize Competition. Selected contestants are asked to submit a 10-minute video. It is expected that contestants will compete and collaborate during the production process. Ranking will be based on scientific merit, presentation, and engagement.
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.
Some of the most promising emerging surface scientists will showcase their work in the form of 10-minute video productions, with the hope to join the select club of Nottingham Prize winners, and get a few bucks as well.
About the Nottingham Prize
The Nottingham Prize was originally established in 1966 from contributions given in memory of Professor Wayne B. Nottingham of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by his many friends and associates. The prize, currently consisting of a certificate and $1,500, is awarded to the best student paper. This prize represents a seminal honor since many Nottingham winners have gone on to become leaders in the field of surface science. In addition, you and your advisor’s names will be added to the Nottingham Wikipedia website.
This is a taste of last year's event:
Local Organizing Committee
Video Support Specialist
This event will be virtual, and we will make you feel at home
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