October 6-7, 2007

Nebraska Union Auditorium
14th & R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588



Final Announcement


This is the final announcement that the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will host the 54th Midwest Solid State Conference on October 6-7, 2007. The conference will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 6 and end at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. The oral presentations will start with the plenary lecture on Saturday morning to be given by Prof. Lu Sham (University of California, San Diego) followed by invited sessions for the duration of the conference.

Information about the submission of poster abstracts is posted on the conference website, and the deadline for the submission of poster abstracts is September 15. The posters will be available for viewing on Saturday afternoon and evening. Five best posters with students as the lead authors will be selected by a group of senior researchers for cash awards.

The conference will take place at the Nebraska Union, 14th and R St. in downtown Lincoln. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Hotel at 141 N. 9th St. (402-475-4011) at a special conference rate of $79 (+ tax) per room for up to 2 occupants per room available through September 20, 2007. The hotel is within walking distance of the conference location and located in the historic Haymarket neighborhood, an old warehouse district known for its restaurants and boutiques. A map showing the location of the hotel and the Nebraska Union can be found on the conference web site.

We urge you to register for the conference by sending a completed registration form along with the registration fee of $50. This fee entitles the participant to the conference banquet on Saturday evening, lunch on Saturday, as well as breakfast and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday during session breaks.

Please come to this exciting event in October, pass this e-mail to anyone who might be interested in the conference, and post the attached flier in your department or institute.
All speakers and poster presenters are requested to submit their abstracts as soon as possible, but not later than the September 15 deadline. We look forward to seeing you at this conference.

Sincerely yours,

Sitaram Jaswal
Sy-Hwang Liou
Ralph Skomski


Conference Committee

Sitaram Jaswal (Chair)
Sy-Hwang Liou
Ralph Skomski


Conference Secretary

Verona Skomski


Invited Speakers

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Lu J. Sham; University of California San Diego


List of invited speakers


Abstract Submission and Registration Deadline

September 15, 2007


Co-Sponsored by

Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Office of the UNL Vice Chancellor for Research
College of Arts and Sciences





College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy