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The ICAM Phenomenon

Since its inception in 2002, ICAM has grown from 9 founding branches in the United States to 72 branches worldwide as of January 2013, and led to new funding from the National Science Foundation, European Union, and private foundations. In addition, we have adaptive and rapid response to new opportunities made possible by a central fund commitment from our branches. The attractiveness of ICAM stems from the participation of leading international scientists and institutions in a rapidly decided and adaptive mix of cutting edge workshops, schools, junior and senior scientist fellowships, exchange awards and travel awards for young scientists, and novel science outreach projects in the areas of correlated electronic materials, soft condensed matter, biological matter and emerging materials in energy.  The document Benefits of ICAM Membership summarizes what a branch gains by joining.

How to join ICAM:

If an institution wants to join ICAM, they must commit to the following:

For further questions about the process, email Daniel Cox at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or the Program Coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sample Memorandum of Understanding:

This document shall serve as a memorandum of understanding between the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM), a multidisciplinary program of the University of California and YOUR INSTITUTION.  In return for payment of institutional supporting costs of $25,000 in advance for a three-year commitment, or $10,000/yr for three years, YOUR INSTITUTION will become a branch of ICAM with the following rights and privileges:

Signed by ICAM Co-Directors Daniel L. Cox and David Pines


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David Pines Remembered


27 US and 30 branches abroad (Aug 2018)

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The Emergent Universe

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