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
Columbus, Ohio, (USA 1977),
Paris (France 1987),
Guanajuato (Mexico 1993),
St. Petersburg - Moscow (Russia 1996),
Hong Kong (China 1999).
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.