11 January 2022

Annual meeting 2022 : Dourdan (Paris area)

The annual meeting of the GDR and GDR-I Graphene and co will be held in Dourdan (Paris area), May 9-13, 2022.

7 December 2021

A tribute to François Ducastelle

The GDR pays tribute to one of its recently deceased members.

6 December 2021

Summer school on spectroscopies of Low dimensional Systems

Practical and theoretical summer school on spectroscopies of Low dimensional Systems, organized by members of the GDR HOWDI will be held in Montpellier (France) July 4-8 2022.

30 November 2021

Virtual seminar : Sergio Valenzuela (IC2N, Spain)

Proximity effects in van der Waals heterostructures
Friday, 3 dec 2021, 14h

28 October 2021

Virtual seminar : Vincent Renard (Grenoble)

"Heterostrain determines the flatbands in twisted gaphene layers.”

20 July 2021

3rd virtual seminar of the GDR : Preden Rouleau (CEA)

"Unveiling excitonic properties of magnons in a quantum Hall ferromagnet."

31 May 2021

2nd virtual meeting : Cédric Robert

Monday, June 17, 2021 (14h) :
Spin and valley properties in transition metal dichalcogenide: from monolayers to hybrid structures
See détails here

6 May 2021

Monthly virtual discussions of the GDR HOWDI

Starting May 2021, the GDR HOWDI offers its members a monthly virtual meeting with a guest speaker followed by a debate.

18 February 2021

Kick-off meeting of GDR HOWDI

Wednesday afternoon, March 24th, 2021
Due to the ongoing sanitary crisis, it is still impossible to gather the community of our new GDR "HOWDI" physically. However, we will celebrate this new start with a short virtual kick-off meeting, on Wed. March 24, 2021 afternoon. The program of the meeting will be announced shortly; it will consist of a general presentation of the thematic lines of the new GDR, a series of selected focused scientific talks and an open discussion about your needs and wishes for the future of the GDR.

27 January 2021

2021-2025: our network focuses on van der Waals heterostructures, becoming "GDR HOWDI"

HOWDI: HeterOstructures of van der Waals materials with low DImensionality
For the coming five years, our network (GDR after "groupement de recherche") will cover the study of van der Waals heterostructures, following four main directions:
- synthesis, nanofabrication, caracterisations
- electronic transport and its relationship with other fields
- optics, excitonics, photonics
- magnetism, spintronics, electronic correlations

27 January 2021

Announcing the 2021 NT Conference

The 2021 NT Conference will be hosted virtually June 6-11, 2021 at Rice University.
Guest speakers and presenters will host virtual discussions, poster presentations, and networking opportunities remotely from around the world.

Registration, abstract submission, and ticket purchase for NT21 will open in the coming weeks. Make sure to visit for the most up to date information on submissions and registration.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email