A School on quantum materials and accompanying workshop on vortex behavior in unconventional superconductors (WG1 and WG3) will be organized within the framework of the COST Action “Nanoscale coherent quantum hybrid devices for superconducting quantum technologies”.
The meeting will take place at the “bom jesus” site close to the city of Braga, in Portugal (www.hoteisbomjesus.pt) from the 8th to 12th October 2018.
We will welcome participants during the afternoon of the 7th of October . The scientific program will start on the 8th in the morning and continue till the 12th of October around lunch time. We plan to make a trip to the city of Porto on Wednesday 10th in the afternoon.
We seek participation of PhD students and young postdocs that are working on one of the themes of the Action and on other related subjects. All interested participants should submit an application before 29th June 2018 using the form available below.
No registration fee will be raised for participants of the countries included in the COST Action. The COST Action will, in addition, support a limited amount of participants covering travelling, full board and accommodation. To optimize funds, we will communicate the level of support together with abstract acceptance during the first week of July 2018.
Themes of the School:
- Design and characterization of quantum materials.
- Strong correlations in quantum materials.
- Quantum transport and SQUID technologies.
- Topological properties of quantum materials.
- Quantum computation.
The Workshop will be open to all related subjects, with focus on:
- 2D materials.
- Proximity devices.
- Interface superconductivity.
- Vortex behavior in thin films.
- Vortex pinning in d-wave superconductors.
- Unconventional and topological superconductors.
- Superconducting sensors and devices.
We will soon announce the list of lecturers of the school and of invited speakers for the workshop.
Annica Black-Schaffer (Uppsala)
Paul C. Canfield (Ames)
Pol Forn (Barcelona)
Jose Augusto Galvis (Bogotá)
Konstantin Guslienko (San Sebastián)
Dieter Kölle (Tübingen)
Victor Moshchalkov (Leuven)
Andras Palyi (Budapest)
Dimitri Roditchev (Paris)
Francesco Tafuri (Naples)
Leandro Tosi (Paris)
Roser Valentí (Frankfurt)
Invited speakers (still incomplete list):
Miguel Angel Ramos
Lan Maria Tran
Preliminary Schedule. We expect the workshop to end early Friday afternoon and will organize a bus arriving at Oporto airport approximately at 16h30. Definitive details will be provided later.
29 June 2018. Submission of applications by students.
29 June 2018. Abstract submission for all participants.
Extended to 16 July 2018. Notification of support by COST Action.
Extended to 18 July 2018. Reservation of the Hotel at Bom Jesus site.
7 October 2018. Starting of the workshop.
Scientists and students from non-COST countries can also participate in the workshop by paying a registration fee of 200 €. Registration fee includes session attendance, abstract book, excursion and special dinner on Wednesday. Registration fee should be transferred to the following account:
Account holder: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Bank Name: BANCO SANTANDER
Branch name: UAM/Cantoblanco
Address: Plaza Mayor, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid
Account number: 0049-6704-58- 2910002485
IBAN: ES34-0049-6704-58- 2910002485
VAT number of Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (if needed for bank transfer) is: ES-Q2818013A
Address of account holder (UAM): Einstein Street, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid
Telephone number: +34 91 497 46 89
VERY IMPORTANT: Mention your name, institution and NANOCOHYBRI2018 on the bank transfer and send a copy of bank receipt by email to email@example.com.
In addition, these participants have to arrange their accommodation as indicated below.
All participants should make the reservation at the site directly, using one of the two available options:
– 127€ per person/night including full board in single room.
– 95€ per person/night including full board in shared room.
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your preferred option and eventually suggesting the person with which you share the room. In the subject of the email you should indicate “NANOCOHYBRI-2018”. Please also CC email@example.com.
There are two options for paying:
– Payment by bank transfer: The applicable amount should be transferred to Novo Banco IBAN: PT50 0007 0693 0000 2610 0091 7 (SWIFT / BIC: BESCPTPL). The bank transfer proof-slip should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also indicate full name, institution and arrival and departure dates.
– Payment by credit card: You must write an email to email@example.com and indicate full name, institution, arrival and departure dates and give them the details of your credit card (number, expiry date and security code in the back).
The event will be held around the Bom Jesus site, with an astonishing view of the city of Braga. In the hilltop there is the XVIII century sanctuary surrounded by a large park with several gardens, artificial lakes, and other infrastructures.
Conference will take place at the Sala Torre, in the first floor of the Colunata Events and lunch and dinner will be served at the Sala Colunata (except on Monday, where dinner will be served at the Sala Arcada close to the garden of the Hotel Elevador). See https://en.hoteisbomjesus.pt/otros-eventos/.
We will arrange different shuttle services depending on the arrival and departure times and will inform you about available options in due course. If none of these suit you, we recommend to use the direct shuttle service GetBus www.getbus.eu.
COST Action and History
The last century left us with the conceptual framework to understand and handle macroscopic quantum coherence. Superconductivity is an established form of macroscopic quantum coherence that surprises regularly the scientific community with new discoveries and has already created new markets thanks to the dissipationless transport of electrical current. We can expect a quantum leap in the societal impact of superconductivity during the coming decades through current carrying applications as well as novel quantum technologies.
The objective of this meeting is to train students in quantum materials and provide a bridge between present and future activities of the groups participating in the Action.
Among the previous collaborative projects, where many of the present participants have been involved, there is a series of Actions within the extinguished ESF scheme (Vortex action, Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity-NES, see https://www.kuleuven.be/inpac/nes/conferences.html) and more recently the COST Action on nanoscale superconductivity (MP1201, Nanoscale superconductivity: novel functionalities through optimized confinement of condensate and fields). Within these projects a large set of networking activities have been organized (see https://www.kuleuven.be/inpac/vortex/). These have allowed to configure the presently active COST Action NANOCOHYBRI. We aim now at a step forward, using the obtained experience and making an open and proactive approach towards quantum materials and quantum technologies.
Szabolcs Csonka (Budapest)
Elvira González (Madrid)
Alicia Gómez (Madrid)
Isabel Guillamón (Madrid)
Gleb Kakazei (Oporto)
Dieter Kölle (WG Leader, Tübingen)
Brigitte Leridon (WG Leader, Paris)
Floriana Lombardi (Goteborg)
Anna Palau (Barcelona)
Jose Gabriel Rodrigo (Madrid)
Hermann Suderow (Chair, Madrid)
Francesco Tafuri (Vice Chair, Napoli)
Scientific committee of the COST Action
Ioan Adrian Crisan
Jose Augusto Galvis Echeverri
Oscar Leonardo Herrera Sandoval
Johannes D. Pedarnig
Mads Peter Sørensen
Joris Van de Vondel
Irene González Martín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
For any question, please send send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.