Starts 7 Aug 2017
Ends 11 Aug 2017
Central European Time
ICTP
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

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.

The following topics will form the core of the talks at the Workshop:

  • The Superconductor-Insulator Transition,
  • Transport In Graphene,
  • The Metal-Insulator Transition In Quantum Systems,
  • Transport And Entanglement,
  • Topological Insulators And Superconductors,
  • Mesoscopic Effects,
  • Thermoelectric Effects,
  • Heat Transport,
  • Quantum Pumping,
  • Photon And Polariton Transport,
  • Quantum Transport In Cold Atoms,
  • Quantum Hall Systems.

Preliminary list of speakers:

I.L. ALEINER, Columbia University
E. ALTMAN, Weizmann Institute of Science
G. BENENTI, University of Como
E. BERG, Weizmann Institute of Science
J. CHALKER, University of Oxford
R. CITRO, University of Salerno
S. FLACH, Massey Univ. Auckland, & Inst. for Basic Science Daejeon
D. GANGARDT, University of Birmingham
Y. GEFEN, Weizmann Institute of Science
C. GROSS, MPQ Garching
M. HAFEZI, University of Maryland
F. HEIDRICH-MEISNER, LMU Munich
L. IOFFE, Rutgers University
A. KAPITULNIK, Standford University
L. LEVITOV, MIT
D. LOSS, University of Basel
G. MODUGNO, LENS Firenze
J. PEKOLA, Aalto University
Y. RUBO, UNAM Temixco
U. SCHNEIDER, University of Cambridge
C. SCHÖNENBERGER, University of Basel
G. SHLYAPNIKOV, Univ. XI Paris Sud
A. STERN, Weizmann Institute of Science
F. TADDEI, SNS Pisa
K. WANG, Harvard University

A Poster Session will be held during the Workshop. More details will be provided closer to the activity.

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Related activity:  School on Fundamentals on Quantum Transport that will be organized the week before (from 31 July to 4 August 2017) .
See webpage: smr 3136

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Secretary contact: N. Ivanissevich, e-mail: smr3136@ictp.it
DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING PARTICIPATION: 24 April 2017 if needing financial support and/or visa, otherwise: 21 May 2017.
**DEADLINE: 21/05/2017**

Organizers

Boris Altshuler, Immanuel Bloch, Igor Lerner, Local Organiser: Rosario Fazio