IRMMW-THz 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark is finished!
More than 750 participants from 38 countries came to Denmark between Sept. 25 and 30th to celebrate our 41st conference with us. We are now looking forward to IRMMW-THz 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. Start planning!
At our 2016 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark the IRMMW-THz Society Board voted to institute a Young Scientist Award to recognize outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work by a young scientist who has made innovative contributions and discoveries in the field of infrared, millimeter, and Terahertz waves.
The Award consists of a cash prize of $2000 and a certificate of recognition of the research achievements of the award recipient. Nominations are now open. An application form is available on PRIZES and AWARDS page.
2017 Kenneth J. Button Award Winner Announced:
The 2017 Kenneth J Button prize goes to Professor Federico Capasso of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, for "inventing the field of tailored band gap engineering leading to the demonstration of many novel IRMMW-THz solid-state devices, including both infrared and THz quantum cascade lasers, and for the equally novel concept of nanoscale metastructures leading to the demonstration of flat optics."
A detailed article on Professor Capasso's many contributions to IRMMW-THz science and technology can be found here: http://www.irmmw-thz.org/system/files/u26/THz_Pioneer_09_Federico_Capasso.pdf
Call for 2018 Button Prize Nominations
Nominations for the 2017 Kenneth J Button prize are now closed. NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 KJB Award ARE DUE BY APRIL 1 2017. A nomination form can be downloaded here and from the PRIZES&AWARDS page (see bottom of page).
2017 Exceptional Service Award Winner Announced:
The 2017 IRMMW-THz Society Exceptional Service Award goes to Professor Manfred Thumm of Karlsruhe University, Germany
IRMMW-THz Society is granted full non-profit status as a US 501c3 charitable organization!
On June 10, 2016 the International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves was granted full status as a US 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Donations are now fully tax deductible. Contact the General Secretary if you wish to make a contribution or donate directly at: http://www.irmmw-thz.org/donate
READ ABOUT THE PIONEERS OF THz SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
We have added a new download section that archives a series of more than 25 articles covering the careers of many of our active Pioneers of THz Science and Technology (at the very bottom of our ABOUT page)
2019 Conference site has been selected:
Paris, France!! Tentative Dates: Sept. 1-6, 2019. Local Chairs: Carlo Sirtori (University Denis Diderot, Paris) and Jerome Tignon (UPMC, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)
Some PAST YEARS NEWS Items:
2016 Exceptional Service Award Winner Announced:
The 2016 IRMMW-THz Society Exceptional Service Award goes to Professor Shenggang Liu of UESTC, China.
A link to a downloadable biography of Professor Liu cand be found here
Shenggang Liu - China's Father of Vacuum and Microwave Electronics (vol. 4, no.1, Jan. 2014)
2016 Kenneth J. Button Award Winner Announced:
Professor Toshitaka Idehara of Fukui University, Japan, "for outstanding contributions to the development of high power THz radiation sources (harmonic gyrotrons) and their applications to high power THz spectroscopy."
The Kenneth J Button prize for 2015 was awarded to Dr. Philippe Goy of CNRS, Paris, France for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF COHERENT TERAHERTZ INSTRUMENTATION AND APPLICATIONS TO SOLID-STATE AND ATOMIC PHYSICS.
2015 Exceptional Service Prize
The 2015 Exceptional Service Prize has been awarded to Professor Koji Mizuno of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
IEEE has a new THz journal
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology targets the entire THz field with high impact papers. The journal received a Journal Citation Report Impact Factor of 4.35 in 2013. The impact factor places it 12th out of 247 journals in EE, 17th of 136 journals in Applied Physics and 5th out of 88 journals in Optics. The Inaugural issue was released in September 2011 and is available on IEEEXplore.http://www.thz.ieee.org.
The International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves has been renamed as:
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (JIMT) in keeping pace with the conference.
IRMMW-THz Society Formed
On May 7, 2009 the International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves was officially incorporated. On November 5, 2009 the Society received official status as a mutual benefit non-profit organization operating in the state of California, USA under IRS designation 501c4. The society was formed to give a permanent home to the International Organizing Committee for IRMMW-THz and to formalize the role of the IOC in maintaining the current conference series, hosting the international prize committee for the IRMMW-THz Society Kenneth J. Button Prize, and linking technically with the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves and the IEEE Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology. The role statement for the society is: "Promoting the worldwide collection, dissemination and exchange of scientific and technical knowledge in the areas and disciplines involving infrared, millimeter, and terahertz waves." A copy of the latest society By-Laws can be requested from Peter Siegel through the CONTACT page on this web site.