Conference Summary: Where from? Where to?

  • Michael Wortis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 267)


The last NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Phase Transitions in Surface Films”1 was held at Erice in 1979. Much has happened during last eleven years. The talks at this conference have aimed to touch on most of the major developments. Written versions of some but not all of the talks appear in this volume. Other material was covered in poster sessions, not reported here. It is not my purpose to try to review the material covered. Rather, I would like to present a kind of overview and commentary. Although this commentary is certainly based on the many fine presentations I have heard over the course of the last two weeks, I certainly take responsibility for any misunderstandings and misinterpretations that may have crept in. My view is a personal one and a little distant now, as I have been working over the last couple of years in other areas.


Conformal Invariance Capillary Condensation Surface Melting Adsorbed Film Atomic Step 
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  • Michael Wortis
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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