09. July 2018 - 13. July 2018 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids

Saint Malo, France


The 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids is the continuation of a series of successfull meetings started by Pr. V.D. Fréchette (USA), in 1958. 13 conferences have been organized subsequently, with the latest one organized bt Pr. Cormack, from Alfred University (USA) in 2015. Continuing the tradition, PNCS XV will provide an international forum for the most recent developments on the physics of non-crystalline materials.

ESG Conference is the largest meeting organized by the European Society of Glass. The aim of this 14th conference is to present and discuss ways to improve the quality and the performance of glass products in their various applications.

The conference will maintain the quality of the previous congresses while incorporating new features to learn about the latest developments in glass technology and European Regulations.

We are happy to organize in France these two conferences together. The two communities are both interested in glass with slightly different scientific or technologic emphases, and lot of topics can be in the 2 conferences. By organizing jointly the PNCS and ESG, we give the opportunity for the international glass community to meet in a very nice area, for scientific and technological exchanges as well as for French food specialty. We hope that you can come and enjoy these join meetings.


PNCS-ESG 2018 will be held in Saint Malo, France. Saint Malo a port city in Brittany in northwestern France, on the English Channel. It was founded in the 1st century B.C and is notorious in French history as the home of the corsairs, French privateers and sometimes pirates who raided the seas until the late 1800’s. Noawadays, the Corsair City cultivates its sailing image and is the scene of many great events such as “la Route du Rhum” or the Transatlantic race Québec – Saint-Malo, every four years. Saint Malo is close to several famous touristic sites and, in particular, the Mont Saint Michel, 50 km away.

Important dates

  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 28, 2018
  • Opening of the registration: January 15, 2018


L. Cormier, X.H. Zhang, D.R. Neuville

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