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Final Report
International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids QFS 2000
University of Minnesota, June 6-11, 2000

QFS 2000 drew approximately 210 participants from all over the world, including two Nobel laureates. A sizable number of the particpants were graduate students and young research associates. Contributions to the program consisted of invited talks and unsolicited contributions. Some of the latter contributions were selected for oral presentation, but most of them were presented as posters. All of the contributors were invited to submit manuscripts for the proceedings of the symposium, and slightly fewer than half of the contributors did in fact submit such manuscripts.

The organizers believe that the symposium went well and that the participants found the conference to be stimulating and rewarding as well as enjoyable. Both the oral and the poster sessions were very well attended, and the latter were
characterized by a great deal of discussion. Perhaps the high point of the symposium was a spirited discussion in a special session during the last evening of the conference of some recent and controversial work by Humphrey Maris of
Brown University.

Outside Organizations Supporting the Symposium

In addition to generous financial support from within the University, the symposium received financial support from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration via the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
and from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. In addition, the symposium was sponsored by the latter two organizations as well as endorsed by the American Physical Society.


The proceedings of the symposium are scheduled to be published as the regular December 2000 issue of the Journal of Low Temperature Physics. The manuscripts submitted for the proceedings were all refereed, largely during the symposium

Symposium Website:

Symposium Co-chairs:

Charles Campbell
William Zimmermann




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