Conferences / Workshops/ Summer and Winter schools

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  • 50th IFF Spring School Scattering! Soft, Functional and Quantum Materials
    March 11 – 22
    Jülich (Germany)
    Registration: November 05, 2018 - January 10, 2019
    The goal of the Spring School is to enable students and young researchers to apply the entire tool box of advanced scattering methods to their topical research in order to provide them with otherwise unobtainable microscopic information. To this end, we will teach the basics of scattering, introduce the various radiation sources with the particular properties of the corresponding radiation, familiarize students with the appropriate methods and instruments and show how modern scattering methods can be applied to provide essential and unique contributions to help solve the grand challenges facing our modern societies such as energy supply, health, environment, transport and information technology.

  • Son et Lumière 2019: Wave Interactions at the Nanoscale
    March 11 - 22
    Les Houches (France)
    Application deadline: December 15, 2018
    This international school will constitute the 7th edition of the Son et Lumière school series devoted to nanophononics, a multidisciplinary research field aiming at studying vibrations (phonons) in systems with a nanometric size or structuration, as well as their interaction with light and other waves. The two main goals of the school are to favor interactions between the different communities involved in nanophononics (optics, acoustics, thermal transfer, optomechanics, …) and to provide a detailed overview of this field for young researchers.

  •  NanoPhysics conference:  “Les Rencontres de Moriond”
    March 16 - 23
    La Thuile (Italian Alps)
    Registration deadline: January 31, 2019
    This meeting is the follow-up to seven conferences on quantum nanoelectronics organized in the Alps during the winters of 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2011. We are organizing a new meeting, entitled « Quantum Mesoscopic Physics », with the goal of presenting state-of-the-art topics of nanophysics and related areas, in the same spirit as former Rencontres de Moriond conferences. We expect, as in the previous ventures, around 150 participants. The conference session will take place in the Hotel Planibel. It is located in the ski resort of La Thuile in the Italian Alps, at about 150 km from Geneva.

  •  693. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Diamond Quantum Technologies
    March 25 - 28
    Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (Germany)
    Application deadline:  January 2, 2019
    Diamond is a front-runner candidate for many applications in quantum sensing and quantum communication, mostly because it hosts NV color centers that serve as quantum bits and sensors with very little technical effort under ambient conditions. The seminar will present the state of the art of this field, with a focus on applications in sensing and photonics as well as nanofabrication of diamond devices. We aim to bring together the numerous European groups that have entered this area of research recently and to introduce junior researchers to the field.

  • Fifth meeting of the “Quantum Information and Measurement” QIM2019 conference
    April 4 - 6
    Rome (Italy)
    Deadline for abstract submission: November 26, 2018
    This meeting is sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and will attract a vibrant and broad audience. It will cover the latest in theoretical developments and experimental implementations of quantum information technology, including the advanced engineering needed to realize such technologies.

  • Workshop on 'Bound States in Superconductors and Interfaces' (BOSSA)
    April 8-10
    Max Planck Institute, Dresden (Germany)
    Recent tunneling studies for quantum impurities/dots coupled to superconducting bulk materials have revealed such phenomena as: (i) tunable quantum phase transition between the BCS-like and singly occupied states [responsible for the 0-π transition in Josephson junctions], (ii) unusual relationship between the subgap Kondo effect and electron pairing, (iii) non-local processes due to the crossed Andreev reflections (or Cooper pair splitting), (iv) dynamical transitions driven by a.c. fields, quantum quench effects, and many other. Main purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts of the Andreev and/or Josephson spectroscopies to exchange information about the state-of-art techniques and reliable computational methods for analysis of the bound states in various heterostructures, which are important for fundamental science and future technological applications. The workshop will give an opportunity for younger scientists to become acquainted with fundamental properties of the bound states and their exotic mutations, e.g. in topological materials
    Poster: pdf

  • Conference on Quantum Measurement: Fundamentals, Twists, and Applications
    April 29 - May 4, 2019
    ICTP Trieste (Italy)
    This conference will address recent theoretical and experimental developments in quantum measurement, underscoring common themes from the perspectives of foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information processing, quantum optics, condensed matter physics and metrology.

  • 15th Capri Spring School on Transport in Nanostructures 2019
    May 5 - 12
    Capri Island (Italy)
    Registration: until January 11, 2019
    Registration fee: 800 Euro
    This one week spring school will provide several lectures by leading experts supplemented by a few shorter seminars. The year 2018 school will address New directions in topological condensed matter physics. The speakers will give graduate level presentations introducing to state-of-the-art methods and techniques featuring the key issues of the field of superconducting quantum devices. While the school is primarily aimed at instructing PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers, more senior scientists who want to acquaint themselves with the subject of the school are also welcome.
    Poster: pdf

  • School on Advances in Condensed Matter Physics: New Trends and Materials in Quantum Technologies
    May 7 - 15
    Smarkand (Uzbekistan)
    Deadline: February 1, 2019
    The School aims at bringing together new ideas, novel results, problems and prospects of modern condensed matter physics with special focus on quantum technologies. The latter is new and advanced area of physics and engineering, based on the use some of the phenomena in quantum mechanics, such as quantum entanglement, quantum superposition and quantum tunneling and interference effects for practical applications such as quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum cryptography, high precision quantum metrology and quantum imaging.
    Poster: pdf

  • International workshop on Synthetic Topological Matter
    May 20 - 24
    MPIPKS Dresden (Germany)
    Application: until January 31, 2019 (with preferred consideration)
    Participation fee: 140 Euro
    In recent years, a novel approach to finding and exploring topological materials has emerged: namely, one can “imitate” necessary physical ingredients by using other degrees of freedom. Notable examples include (but are not limited to) driven systems and photonics, multi-terminal Josephson junctions, topological electrical circuits as well as synthetic dimensions and gauge fields in cold atomic systems. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on such “synthetic topological materials” in order to assess recent developments and bring new ideas to this rapidly developing field.
    Poster: pdf

  • International Wigner Workshop 2019
    May 20-24
    Hilton Orrington Evanston, Illinois (USA )
    Submission Deadline: Jan 15
    The IW2 2019 will be the third installment of the 2015 International Wigner Workshop series established by the Wigner Initiative and will continue to provide a platform for a growing community. It will continue to bring together researchers in the many fields of physics, chemistry, and engineering where Wigner functions are applied. The International Wigner Workshop series follows a biennial schedule and was established in 2015 as a one day workshop. Due to a continuously growing community since the 2015 and 2017 workshops, IW2 will switch to a two-day program in 2019

  • 697. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Superconductivity in low-dimensional and interacting systems
     June 3-6
    Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (Germany)
    Application deadline:  March 22, 2019
    The field of mesoscopic superconductivity has seen several important developments in the recent years. The Seminar aims at gathering leading experts and young researchers on highly topical activities in the field of mesoscopic superconductors. The organizers encourage in particular young researchers to present their results in short talks and posters and to take advantage of the ample of time to get deeper into the field and to discuss their findings among each other and with the more senior speakers and participants. The conference language will be English.

  • International workshop on Engineering Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems
    June 17 - 21
    MPIPKS Dresden (Germany)
    Applications: received before 28 February 2019 are considered preferentially
    Registration fee: 140 Euro
    This workshop aims to consolidate and unify the emerging body of work in two areas: (i) nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of noisy and open systems, and (ii) driving quantum systems with tailored time-dependent protocols. The themes of the event include the speed limits of nonunitary dynamics, quantum simulations with engineered protocols and platforms, optimal control, and quantum sensing and metrology.

  •  AMOLF International Nanophotonics
    June 17-21
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    The Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF is organizing an International Nanophotonics School for PhD students and postdocs that will focus on hot topics in modern fundamental nanophotonics science. A unique line-up of top-scientists have agreed to serve as lecturers for the school, all of whom are also known to be excellent teachers. The number of attendees is limited to 80.

  • International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF)
    June 18-21
    Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    The International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF) is a biennial event that brings together researchers interested in theoretical and experimental aspects of fluctuations across a wide spectrum of scientific and technological fields.

  • Designing Artificial Quantum Matter workshop
    July 15-19
    San Sebastian (Spain)
    Registration deadline:  April 15, 2019
    This multidisciplinary workshop aims to gather experts on different approaches to analog quantum simulation and to foster interaction and discussion between the communities. Keynote lectures will cover approaches based on Cold atoms, Trapped ions, Photons, Electrons in engineered potentials,and Superconducting circuits. In addition to the invited talks, we welcome both contributed talks and poster presentations.
    Poster: pdf

  • Special Session on NanoPhoNonics and Acoustic Metamaterials
    July 15-19
    St. Petersburg (Russia)
    The session is organized in the frame of the International Conference “METANANO” and is aiming to bring together the researchers who are involved in the studies of vibrations in nanostructures including nanoparticles, biological nanoobjects (e.g. single cells), two-dimensional layers (e.g. graphene), and complex electronic and optical nanodevices, as well as those involved in the studies of elastic/acoustic waves in metamaterials including hot-topics such as bio-inspired metamaterials, acoustic energy harvesting, tunable acoustic perfect absorbers, acoustic diode, and slow sound.

  •  5th International Conference on Quantum Technologies (ICQT 2019)
    July 15-19
    Moscow (Russia)
    Submission deadline: April 20, 2019
    This conference continues the tradition of biennial ICQT meetings organized by the Russian Quantum Center. The meeting will feature an exceptional set of invited speakers who are leaders in their fields, as well as poster presentations.

  •  Nanotechnology meets Quantum Information (NanoQI'19)
    July 22-26
    San Sebastian (Spain)
    Application deadline: April 7, 2019
    NanoQI'19 provides an introduction to the basics and recent advances in several main areas of quantum information theory and solid-state-based quantum technologies. Both the physics of different implementations of quantum information and technologies and the relevant theoretical methods are covered.
    Flyer: pdf

  •  Conference on Chemical Dynamics in the Condensed Phase (PCTC 2019)
    August 12-14
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)
    The workshop will be in honor of Abe Nitzan's 75th birthday and will run for 3 days. A preliminary list of speakers will be posted very soon. In keeping with the tradition of PCTC, talks will be delivered by both senior and junior scientists.

  • Topological Matter School 2019 (TMS2019)
    August 19-23
    Miramar Palace, in Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain)
    Registration deadline: April 5, 2019
    Registration fee: 350 Euro
    The main goal of the Topological Matter School 2019 (August 19-23 2019 Donostia – San Sebastián) is to cover material from different approaches to topological matter, showing their relations and differences, in particular in the presence of strong interactions. The school will feature lectures on topological classification, topological insulators, superconductors, and semimetals, the Integer and Fractional Quantum Hall states, anyons and topological order. Over one week, the school will provide extended lectures on these exciting topics by leading experts in both experiment and theory.

  • European School On Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESONN'19)
    August 25 to September 14
    Grenoble (France)
    Applications: until May 6, 2019
    The program emphasizes the role of “hands-on” activities: half of the program is devoted to practicals, which will be held at CIME Nanotech clean room facilities and in research laboratories of Grenoble. Experiments in laboratories are presented by researchers on their current research topic and are thus at the leading edge of the international research, see the related section on the web site.
    Flyer: pdf

  • Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS)
    August 26-30
    Uppsala (Sweden)
    The Symposia combine to form the most important and comprehensive conference on magnetism in Europe and cover a broad range of topics addressing fundamental and applied magnetism, and novel magnetic materials. Plenary, semi-plenary and invited speakers give lectures on important recent advances within each symposium, in addition to contributed talks and poster sessions.
    Flyer: pdf

  • Topological Quantum Matter: Concepts and Realizations
    August 26 - November 22
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California (USA)
    Application deadline: September 9, 2018
    One of the recurring central themes in physics is the search for exotic phases of matter stemming from strong correlations between constituent particles. Among these, topological states have become a major research direction in the past decade, from quantum spin liquids, to topological insulators and superconductors, to examples in photonics and mechanical systems. Despite a plethora of promising visions towards application and implementation, a number of serious challenges remain. One of them is the lack of reliable models, with the exception of very few that lend themselves to an exact solution, to address the emergence and stability of topological phases in the presence of strong interactions. Another major challenge is the difficulty in elevating the description of topological phases from the zero-temperature ground state to finite temperatures, which is necessary to probe them experimentally, and ultimately render them accessible at technologically operable conditions. To successfully address these problems, this program will bring together theorists, computational physicists, and a broad range of experimentalists. The goal is to stimulate the dialogue between practitioners of different approaches, to identify, as concretely as possible, the open problems in the field, and by bringing together experts from different communities, to help advance the research frontier.

  •  VII Euro-Asian Symposium “Trends in Magnetism” (EASTMAG-2019)
    September 8 - 13
    Ekaterinburg (Russia)
    Registration deadline: March 30, 2019
    EASTMAG-2019 continues a series of meetings held every three years and covers both fundamental and applied researches in the field of magnetism. More than 500 scientists from all over the world are expected to attend the event.
    On behalf of the Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to attend the Symposium and to contribute to the continued success of the EASTMAG series.

    Poster: pdf , Flyer: pdf

  • Faraday Discussion on quantum effects in complex systems
    September 11 -13
    Warwick (United Kingdom)

    Relevant deadlines:
    - Oral abstracts: 3 December 2018
    - Accepted papers: 22 April 2019
    - Poster abstracts: 1 July 2019
    The meeting is aimed at both experimental and theoretical researchers (including PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty). RSC Faraday Discussions have a unique format. Research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.

  • International doctoral training session "Frontiers of Condensed Matter"
    September 16-27
    Les Houches (France)
    Application deadline: 15 June, 2019
    This session is organized jointly by the Physics Graduate School of Grenoble, by the Casimir Research School of Delft-Leiden (Netherlands), the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastian (Spain), and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany). It aims at offering final year Master students and junior PhD-students (1st/2nd year) a high-level training program in the general area of condensed matter physics.
    Flyer: pdf

  • Spin and Heat Transport in Quantum and Topological Materials
    October 21 - December 20
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California (USA)
    Application deadline: Sep 30, 2018
    The fields of spintronics, quantum magnetism, topological matter, and quantum criticality have seen progress with breakthroughs in concepts, techniques, and materials. The unifying goals of these fields are to understand novel collective effects that arise in quantum condensed matter systems with common underlying physics, often united through topology and common symmetries. Despite these common goals, these areas of research are still largely unconnected. This program will offer an opportunity for synergies and defining of new directions.

  • Spintronics Meets Topology in Quantum Materials
    November 12 - 15
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California (USA)
    Registration: until October 13, 2019
    Registration Fee: $330
    This conference is intended to kickstart the program "Spin and Heat Transport in Quantum and Topological Materials" which combines the fields of spintronics, quantum magnetism, topological matter, and quantum criticality. It explores connections between the most recent experimental and theoretical progress in these areas, setting the stage for the program and establishing targets and key grand challenges.

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