Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

ICFCM is financially supported by
Sendai Tourism & Convention Bureau.
Organizing Commitee

    H. Kawamura (Chair, Osaka Univ.)
    T. Arima (Local, Tohoku Univ.)
    H. Kageyama (Kyoto Univ.)
    H. Katori (RIKEN)
    S. Maegawa (Kyoto Univ.)
    K. Ohwada (JAEA)
    H. Tsunetsugu (Univ. of Tokyo)

    Jan. 24, 2011       Pictures are updated.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCE: We are very sorry that our web server will not be available during 11:00-13:00 on 20th (Mon.) Dec. 2010 and 11:00-17:00 on 21th Dec. 2010 due to emergency maintenance. If you plan to submit your manuscript on 20th Dec. 2010, please avoid submitting your manuscript during the period.

    Dec. 14, 2010       Program is updated.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCE: For Japanese participants who plan to attend the banquet, please complete payment of the banquet fee by 15, Dec. 2010.
EXCURSION: The excursion (sake brewery) is limited to 40 people only, but there are more than 75 applicants. Those who will NOT be selected will soon get email from the organizers.
MAIL SERVER TROUBLE: We are very sorry for troubles in our mail server during
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    ohwada[at] (please replace [at] by at-mark).

    Sep. 20, 2010       Web registration starts.
    Sep. 16, 2010       "Program" is updated.
    Jul. 5, 2010           Webpage open.

The International Conference on Frustration in Condensed Matter (ICFCM) will be held
in Sendai, Japan, from January 11th to 14th, 2011, at Sendai International Center.
The conference will be held under the auspices of The MEXT project "Novel State of Matter Induced by Frustration", Head investigator: Hikaru Kawamura (Osaka University),
Term: year 2007-2012. The conference will cover a variety of frustration-related phenomena in condensed matter physics, including
  • novel order and spin liquids in geometrically frustrated magnets
  • coupling between spin, lattice, charge and orbital degrees of freedom
  • frustration and chirality
  • itinerant frustrated systems
  • multiferroics
  • dielectrics and relaxors
  • etc.
The conference will consist of both invited and contributed presentations giving a complete and up-to-date picture of research in the fields of frustration in condensed matter. Poster sessions will also be organized to encourage and develop interactions among participants. Participation from outside of the project is welcome, either from inside or outside of Japan. The registration fee except for the banquet is free. Application of presentation from outside of the project, mostly being assigned to posters, is also encouraged.
Invited speakers        
Poster session            
Travel information      

  International Conference on Frustration in Condensed Matter (ICFCM)
   Jan. 11-14, 2011, Sendai, Japan