August 30-31, 2018


Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland


The SFSB conference celebrates the sixtieth birthday of Stephen Fahy. Professor Fahy joined the University College Cork Physics Department in 1993, following positions at the University of Michigan and Bell Labs. He completed his PhD in 1987 in the Physics Department at University of California, Berkeley supervised by Professor Steven Louie.

Prof. Fahy has made numerous contributions to condensed matter physics across topics including semiconductor transport, scattering theory, materials under ultrafast excitation, and quantum Monte Carlo calculations.

"For contributions to the development of variational wave function and pseudopotential quantum Monte Carlo methods and the application of electronic structure theory to materials under extreme pressures and photoexcitation."

Citation for election as Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2005

The conference takes place on August 30th and 31st 2018 at the Tyndall National institute in Cork, Ireland. We are delighted to have a number of invited guests who have worked with Stephen throughout his career.


The final programme is as follows (pdf download):

Conference Organisers


The conference will be held at the Tyndall National Institute, Dyke Parade, Cork, Ireland. All talks will be in room B.0.17.


We strongly encourage attendees to reserve their accommodation in Cork for the workshop as early as possible since Cork is a popular tourist destination in summer.

A partial list of the accommodation nearby to Tyndall National Institute:

Garnish House, Western Road, Cork, phone: +353 (0) 21 427 5111, email: info@garnish.ie

Lancaster Lodge, Western Road, Cork, phone: +353 (0) 21 425 1125, email: info@lancasterlodge.com

Maldron Hotel, John Redmond Street, Cork, phone: +353 (0) 21 452 9200, email: info.cork@maldronhotels.com

River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork, phone: +353 (0) 21 425 2700, email: riverlee@doylecollection.com


Cork City

Cork is a small city on the South coast of Ireland. There's a lot to do and see in the area if you plan to stay for some extra time around the conference. It's a short walk from Tyndall to the City Centre.

Shopping - particularly around Patrick Street and Opera Lane, the The English Market is worth visiting also.

Heritage sites and Museums - Nano Nagle Place, Cork City Gaol, and The Cork Butter Museum.

Pubs - There is no shortage of these. The Long Valley is particularly recommended.

In the wider area:

For more ideas see Failte Ireland Cork.