International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors heading to Sydney in 2020
Australia’s world leadership in the research of semiconductors, from quantum computing to advanced 2D materials and quantum electronics, played a key role in Sydney securing the event, which will see approximately 800 international experts in the field come together to shape the future of this exciting area of physics.
“Sydney is home to many highly-respected, international thought leaders, innovators and researchers in this field,” said NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall.
“We welcome the opportunity to showcase our local expertise, and collaborate and learn from the international physics community. I’m excited to see results from the meeting of these great minds.”
This is the first time the flagship meeting has been held in Australia, and it will be a forum for the country’s scholars, researchers and specialists to interact with their global counterparts and discuss future research directions and technological advancements.
Professors Simmons and Rogge worked in partnership with Business Events Sydney (BESydney) to win the bid. It was a highly-collaborative effort between UNSW, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Professor Simmons, director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW, and also a BESydney Ambassador, said that Australia’s strong academic community would benefit from hosting the world’s largest semiconductor conference.
“This is the premier meeting for reporting all aspects of semiconductor physics, including electronic, structural, optical, magnetic and transport properties,” she said. “Every year it attracts the world’s most prominent researchers in these different areas and features presentations from over 50 leaders in the field.
“Hosting the event here in Australia also provides a wonderful opportunity for us to engage the community in semiconductor technology, and demonstrate how this area of science can have an impact on their lives and on Australia’s most valuable industries.”