History of the meeting
In April 2009, the Leibniz Prize recipient and vice president of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, the German Science Foundation) Prof. Dr. Konrad Samwer from Georg-August Universität in Göttingen gave the first DFG “Leibniz Lecture” in Hanoi, Vietnam. During his visit to Vietnam National University, he proposed the idea of organizing a bilateral German-Vietnamese seminar on Materials Sciences, which would bring the scientists from the two countries together for a closer collaboration in the development of modern science in South-East Asia.
The first German-Vietnamese Workshop on Frontiers in Materials Sciences (Hanoi, October 20–22, 2010) and Second Joint German-Vietnamese Symposium on Frontiers in Materials Sciences (Frankfurt, October 6–9, 2011) were the next fruitful steps along this line. At that time, the organizers decided to extend the bilateral meetings to a larger scale of an International Symposium on Frontiers in Materials Sciences (IS FMS), which would certainly be more beneficial not only for the Vietnamese and German scientists, but also for the scientists from other countries. Following that in 2013, the 1st International Symposium on Frontiers in Materials Science (IS FMS) has been organized in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 17–19, 2013, under the initiatives of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, the German Science Foundation) and the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED). As it provided a new and effective communication platform for selected research groups in fast emerging fields, the symposium gained immediate attention and was successful with participants coming from all over the world. The 2nd IS FMS was held in the middle of the autumn of 2015 (Nov. 19–21) at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, with a focus on magnetism and nanostructured magnetic materials, functional materials, theoretical and computational materials science, and nanoscale materials characterization. After the 3rd meeting in Hanoi in 2016, Greifswald will host in 2017 the 4th FMS international symposium.
Taken from the conference proceedings:
T. Yamamoto, M. Yoshyia, N. N. Hoang, and M. Münzenberg, Preface to Special Topic: Cutting Edge Physics in Functional Materials, J. Appl. Phys. 120, 142001 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4961725
T. Yamamoto, M. Yoshyia, N. N. Hoang, and M. Münzenberg, AIP Conference Proceedings 1763, 010001 (2016); http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4961333
M. Lang and B. T. Cong , IEEE Trans. Magn. 50(6), 0301101 (2014): https://doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2014.2323856
N. N. Hoang , IEEE Trans. Magn. 50(6), 0301201 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2014.2323857
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