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Fundamental Physics
of Ferroelectrics
and related materials 

An annual series of workshops starting in 1990

Over the past 35 years this workshop has evolved into one of the world's leading forums on the physics of ferroelectricity and related phenomenon, where the best researchers from around the world gather to share and debate cutting edge developments in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials, both experimental and theoretical.  This workshop series has played a significant role in fostering multi-institutional collaborations on research devoted to understanding the fundamental physics of these complex and versatile materials.
February 4- 7, 2024
A workshop that brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of theorists and experimentalists

The 2024 in-person "Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics Workshop,” is the 35th in the series of workshops that has gathered the world’s leading theorists and experimentalists working in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials every year since 1990. This year we meet in Washington, D.C., USA, at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. The meeting includes two and a half days of oral sessions, a poster session, and a banquet. The banquet will include a remembrance of Professor Henry Krakauer.


Abstracts           December 1, 2023

Lodging              January 2, 2024

Regular Registration       December 1, 2023

Late Registrations and poster presentations are closed

Please be sure to complete Part A (first) and Part B of Registration. You are not registered completely until you complete both parts. Then make hotel and travel accomodations yourself.

February 4 - 7, 2024
Washington, DC USA

Invited Speakers

Nicole Benedek, Cornell University, USA

Vincent Garcia, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, France

Philippe Ghosez, Université de Liège Belgium

Shi Liu, Westlak University, China

Jacobo Santamaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

Max Stengel, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, Spain

Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Penn State, USA

Wen-Yi Tong, East China Normal University, China

Chris van de Walle, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Ruijuan Xu, North Carolina State University,, USA

Kenji Yasuda, Cornell University, USA


Organizing Committee


Ronald Cohen                         

Earth and Planets Laboratory

Carnegie Institution for Science

5241 Broad Branch Rd., N.W.

Washington, DC  20015  USA

Laurent Bellaiche

University of Arkansas

Daniel Bennett

Harvard University

Peter M. Gehring


Anna Gruenebohm -- Ruhr-University of Bochum

Cyrus Dreyer

Stony Brook University and Flatiron Institute

Jorge Iniguez

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

and University of Luxembourg

Guillaume Nataf

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
University laboratory GREMAN, France


Congratulations to our Student/Postdoc Award Winners!

Louis Bastogne, University of Liege
First- and second-principles studies of domain-walls in PbTiO3
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in CaTiO3 from first- and second-principles simulations
Andrea Urru, Rutgers University
A three-order-parameter bistable magnetoelectric multiferroic metal
Daniel Bennett, Harvard University
Theory of polarization textures in crystal supercells

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