The 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2016) was held at the centre Alpes-Congrès at Alpexpo in Grenoble, France from 12-16 September 2016 under the auspices of the SoftComp consortium. The conference brought together nearly 700 participants working in the soft matter field of which more than 200 were students. ISMC2016 participants belonged to thirty-seven different nationalities.
With 8 plenary and 21 keynote lectures, 116 contributed talks (selected from 800 submitted abstracts) and 480 posters, the conference has covered both the fundamental and applied aspects of soft matter and complex systems. In addition, there were three award ceremonies. Local organisers of ISMC2016 included scientists from the large-scale facilities ILL, ESRF, the Grenoble University and other research organisations such as CEA and CNRS. Contributions from 36 sponsors from institutions and private companies helped to keep the cost of the conference down. In total 14 industrial companies presented themselves with booths in the central exhibition area and the industrial sponsors enriched the programme with the organisation of lunch seminars.
Overall, as underlined by many of the participants, the conference was a great success in terms of quality of scientific contributions, technical organisation, possibilities for discussions and exchanges, rewarding three years of hard work by the local organising committee.
Contact: info (at) ismc2016.org
THE 4th INTERNATIONAL SOFT MATTER CONFERENCE (ISMC2016)
Service photo - Ville de Grenoble
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Conference group photo (14 September 2016)
Photo courtesy: S Claisse, ILL
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