School on Fundamentals on Quantum Transport | (smr 3136)
Starts 31 Jul 2017
Ends 4 Aug 2017
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
Upon arrival, all visitors* are kindly requested to complete registration formalities as follows:
- faculty, and other participants NOT accommodated in the ICTP Guesthouses:
Monday 31 July 2017, from 8:30 to 9:20, Leonardo Building, main entrance, in the lobby.
Thereafter: in the secretary's office at Leonardo Building, 2nd floor, office 232 (morning only). - participants accommodated in the ICTP Guesthouses (except faculty):
registration of the visits will be done upon upon check-in at the Guesthouse Reception Desk, directly. Participants who have been registered at the Guesthouse receptions, and are entitled to any financial support from the ICTP (other than meal coupons) should please go directly to the Operations Office, Fermi Building, from 8:30, ideally before the opening of the School- for more details about working hours of the Operations/Travel unit office see our General Information Sheet, available c/o ICTP receptions, also downloadable from this webpage
*(Associateship/Federation scheme visitors should register in the Leonardo Building, 1st floor - rooms 112/114/118)
Since more than thirty years the study of quantum effects on transport properties has been a precious tool to unveil fundamental properties of quantum matter.
At the same time it has been the key to the design of new nano-devices with specific functionalities.
Together with old problems, still awaiting for a complete understanding, the discovery of new materials has posed new challenges. Important advances on the experimental side have stimulated a flurry of theoretical activity of unprecedented intensity. In the condensed matter realm this is the case, for example, of heat transport and control that only recently has received an important experimental boost.
Furthermore, quantum transport has moved outside its traditional arena and it is now investigated with great success in other experimental platforms as photonic and cold atomic systems.
All these different physical systems have many properties in common but at the same time important differences.
Topics that will be covered include:
The Superconductor-Insulator Transition,
Transport In Graphene,
The Metal-Insulator Transition In Quantum Systems,
Transport And Entanglement,
Topological Insulators And Superconductors,
Photon And Polariton Transport,
Quantum Transport In Cold Atoms,
Quantum Hall Systems.
List of lecturers:
V. FALKO, University of Manchester
Y. GALPERIN, Oslo University
T. GIAMARCHI, University of Geneva
A. KAMENEV, University of Minnesota
J. MOORE, University of California at Berkeley