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Young investigators online workshop on unconventional superconductivity in heavy fermions 17 to 19 January 2022

Aims and scope

The workshop will promote active participation and stimulate exchanges between communities that are geographically far from each other, but scientifically very close, with the focus on young scientists mainly from Japan, China and EU. Of course, everybody else who is interested is welcome to join. The workshop will be held fully online.

The advent of heavy-fermion superconductivity happened about seven years after the discovery of superfluidity in helium three, in the late seventies of past century. Since then, heavy fermions have continuously stirred superconductivity by discovering new and surprising phenomena, such as multiphase superconductivity, superconductivity at a quantum critical point or ferromagnetic superconductors. The field has spurred novel ground-breaking theoretical approaches to the mechanisms of unconventional superconductivity, which found their way in explaining superconductivity in many other systems, including cuprates, iron pnictides as well as hybrid combinations of magnets and superconductors.
Heavy Fermion superconductors display a wealth of superconducting phases. In heavy fermions, local magnetic moments entropy is transferred to the itinerant electrons at low temperatures, providing highly tunable systems, which change their ground state radically by applying pressure, magnetic fields or strain.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together young theorists, experimentalists, and material scientists active in the field of heavy fermion superconductivity and address topical problems. We welcome developments of novel and pioneering experimental and theoretical techniques, and work in progress.

Topics include:

  • Heavy fermion superconductivity in d and f electron systemss
  • Quantum criticality and pairing
  • Novel spectroscopies and imaging techniques
  • Phase diagrams, high magnetic fields, pressure and strain
  • Superconducting vortex lattices

Organizing and Advisory Committee

Dai Aoki
Jean Pascal Brison
Jeroen Custers
Hermann Suderow
Huiqiu Yuan

Scientific Advisory Committee

Grant manager
Irene González Martín

Registration and Abstract

Please download the Registration form and submit it per email to

Submission of abstracts is welcome. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, you can send your abstract using the same form. If you just wish to attend, you can leave the abstract part of the form empty.

Every attendant should send the registration form.

The links to the sessions will be provided to all registered participants. We will use the waiting room of zoom.

No registration fee will be raised. Participation certificates will be issued.

Timetable and program

As in previous meetings of the Action, we will use the zoom platform.

Time frame:
Europe (CET): 08h00 to 10h30, break, 11h30 to 13h30.
China (CST): 15h00 to 17h30, break, 18h30 to 20h30.
Japan (JST): 16h00 to 18h30, break, 19h30 to 21h30.


  • Three main tutorial talks.
  • Invited 20+5 minute talks.
  • Contributed 7+3 minute talks.

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