On the 23rd and 24th of October the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, played host to the first “IOP Young Researchers Meeting”. Attracting around 150 participants this workshop focused on density functional theory and 2D materials and saw talks from 24 top young researchers from the Beijing area.

The event was organised by Lucy Smith, Chun Xiong, Matthew Salter and academics Lin Gu, Xinzheng Li and Pu Yu. The main aims were to build relationships between Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (JPCM) and young scientists in China, raise awareness of the journal within the community, and attract submissions of high quality work from Chinese condensed matter researchers.

Many thanks to Lucy, Matthew and Chun for organising the event and to Steve Trevett and Mico Zhang for designing and printing the programme booklet and poster.

We hope that this will be the first in a successful series of meetings in China.