The history of ETOPIM

The year 2002 will mark the 25th anniversary of the first ETOPIM conference. The meetings have been held in

These conferences have provided a unique forum for experimentalists and theorists to get together and advance our understanding of the electrical transport and optical properties of inhomogeneous media. For further information, please look at the proceedings of these meetings


The Ying-Yang symbol has come to symbolize ETOPIM meetings. A variant of it, with a ribbon around it, first appeared during ETOPIM 2 in France. The traditional symbol was adopted by the organizers of ETOPIM 3 in Mexico, and was then used in subsequent meetings.