The International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves

The International Conference on IRMMW-THz, begun in 1974, is the oldest and largest continuous forum specifically devoted to the field of ultra high frequency electronics and applications.

The scope of the conference extends from millimeter wave devices, components and systems to far-infrared detectors and instruments, and encompasses micro- and nano-scale structures to large-scale accelerators and Tokamaks and their applications.

About the Society

The Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves is an international non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the worldwide collection, dissemination and exchange of scientific and technical knowledge in the areas and disciplines involving infrared, millimeter and terahertz waves. Activities include, but are not limited to, (1) organizing, overseeing and maintaining the IRMMW-THz conference series, (2) interacting with the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves and the IEEE Transactions on Terhaertz Science and Technology, (3) serving as a distribution agent for the IRMMW-THz Society Kenneth J. Button Prize and the IRMMW-THz Exceptional Service Award.

About the Technology

Sandwiched between the optical on the short wavelength side and radio on the long wavelength extreme, the Terahertz or Far-Infrared has long been considered the last remaining scientific gap in the electromagnetic spectrum. Due to the historic role the IRMMW conference has played in bridging this gap by bringing together international researchers in many diverse fields - from space science to nuclear fusion - and recently chemistry and biology, the organizing committees would again like to reach out to scientists in adjacent fields who can benefit from recent developments in the far-IR.

About the Conferences

The International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), begun in 1974, is the oldest and largest continuous forum specifically devoted to the field of ultra high frequency electronics and applications. The conference alternates between Europe, Asia and the Americas on a 3 year cycle. Events are normally held in September. A formal proposal for hosting is due to the International Organizing Committee on January 31, three calendar years in advance of the conference date under consideration.