ICAM Global Summit 2020


ICAM, the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, is a multi-institutional international partnership, consisting of more than 60 institutional nodes world-wide, whose purpose is to identify new research themes in emergent aspects of condensed matter, soft, biological and quantum, and to nucleate and conduct collaborative research and scientific training that links together scientists in different fields and different institutions.

The ICAM Global Summit 2020 will combine public lectures and discussions on science and policy in the area of soft, quantum, and biological matter, with policy meetings between the members of the ICAM network. Past ICAM meetings have been held across the world (Hsinchu 2019, Davis 2016, New York 2012, Cambridge 2010), but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s meeting will be conducted entirely online.

This year’s event will bring together members of ICAM, and the public, to discuss the frontiers of emergent behavior in matter. There will be plenary talk by Professor Zangwill on the life and science of the late Philip W. Anderson, who passed earlier this year, followed by a round-table discussion. There will also be a round-table discussion on science in the era of h-index.

Registration for the ICAM general meeting and scientific talks is open to members of ICAM institutions and their guests, while registration for the talks and discussion is open to the general public.


Wednesday, 22 July – Friday, 24 July 2020

Click here to see the detailed program.


Registration is now closed. Accepted applicants will receive further instructions and details via email.