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C8. Commission on Semiconductors

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25th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of ICPS25: Dr. Hiroshi Kamimura (Professor, Science University of Tokyo)

Honorary Chairman: Dr. Leo Esaki (President, Shibaura Institute of Techonology)

Secretary: Dr. Chihiro Hamaguchi (Professor, Osaka University)

The 25th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (Abbreviated as ICPS25) was sponsored by IUPAP, the Science Council of Japan which are the Liaison Committee of IUPAP in Japan, the Physical Society of Japan, and the Japan Society for Applied Physics. ICPS25 was held at Osaka International Convention Center and Rihga Royal Hotel in Osaka from 17th to 22nd September 2000.

The number of participants was 1,048 from 36 countries, where 523 was foreigners and 525 Japanese. Among them the number of graduate students was 232. The number of presented papers was 1,043 including 10 plenary papers, 32 invited papers and 988 contributed papers (168 oral in 4 parallel sessions and 820 poster papers).

Recognizing an important role of ICPS25 in the transition period from the Transistor Century to the 21st Century of Information Technology, Prince Takamado who was a cousin of Emperor and Princess Takamado attended ICPS25. Prince and Princess Takamodo attended not only the opening ceremony but also the plenary sessions and a session of contributed papers on September 18th. In the Opening Ceremony of ICPS25, Prof. Hiroshi Kamimura, Chairman of ICPS25, Prof. Manuel Cardona, Chairman of IUPAP Semiconductor Commission, Prof. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, President of Science Council of Japan, and Prince Takamado gave an opening address.

Considering the fact that this Conference was the last ICPS in the 20th Century, the Organizing Committee of ICPS25 organized Special Plenary Symposium on the subject of interface between fundamentals and device applications in semiconductors. It was very auspicious and commemorative that the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 was awarded to one of the invited speakers at this Special Symposium, Prof. Zhores Alferov of Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in Russia.

In this Conference the International Program Committee chose 7 graduate students and postdocs as the recipients of the IUPAP Young Author Best Paper Awards. Those are K. Hannewald of Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena in Germany, D. Jena of University of California, Santa Barbara in U.S.A., H.-S. Im of University of Oxford in U.K., K. Nishiguchi of Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, T. Akiyama of University of Tsukuba in Japan, H. Okamoto of Waseda University in Japan, and J.D. Heber of Imperial College in U.K. The Awards (Certificate and US$500) were given to them by Prof. Cardona and Prof. Elisa Molinari, Secretary of Semiconductor Commission, in the Closing Ceremony.

Conference Proceedings will be published from Springer Verlag in Spring of 2001.

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