HPSP is a biennial meeting with a long standing tradition. The first two meetings took place
in Poland (1985) and Montpellier (1986) as a Polish–French Meeting on High Pressure Applications in Semiconductors.
The success of these early conferences made it clear that the topic area of high-pressure semiconductor physics had wide interest.
Consequently, in 1988 the series was convened under its present name and has been organized as a satellite meeting of the traditional International Conference
on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS). Recent HPSP conferences were held in :
- Sapporo, Japan (2000)
- Guildford, UK (2002)
- Berkeley, USA (2004)
- Barcelona, Spain (2006)
- Fortaleza, Brazil (2008)
- Changchun, China (2010)
- Montpellier, France (2012)
The aim of this conference is to have at the same time specific subjects related to high pressure applications in semiconductor
and concerned with materials, components and innovative techniques. The goal is to allow promising young scientists and
internationally recognized researchers from different fields to meet together for a single-session conference.
During the meeting a wide range of topics will be reviewed including advanced semiconductor materials, vibrational properties and electronic structures, phase transitions and
of course the new devices and new techniques from physics under pressure.