Starts 11 Mar 2019
Ends 15 Mar 2019
Central European Time
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Via Grignano, 9 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

MAGENTA - MAGnetic nanoparticle based liquid ENergy materials for Theromoelectric device Applications.*
More information on MAGENTA website:


This is an advanced 5-days conference with 5-6 tutorial lectures given by the experts in the field:
interested candidates may wish to learn that online application will be enabled at a later stage

The purpose of this Conference is to bring together experts and active researches working on fundamentals of thermo-electricity, new thermoelectric materials and applications.
Tutorial lectures are planned in the beginning of each topical session.


Thermo-electricity is now a subject of rising interest caused by the fundamental significance, technological development in creating new materials and applications both in physics and engineering. The purpose of this Conference is to bring together experts in fundamentals of thermoelectricity as well as those of materials science and applications.

The list of topics to be discussed includes:

• Seebeck effect as a tool for studying topological transformations of the Fermi surface in heavy fermion systems and other materials.
• Thermoelectric and thermo-spin-related phenomena in Dirac and Weil materials. • Thermoelectric and thermomagnetic phenomena in nano-devices (including hybrid and nano-mechanical systems).
• Thermo-electric and thermo-magnetic phenomena in superconductors.
• Anomalous Nernst effect and the Berry phase.
• Figure of merit and the ways to increase it.
• New materials: nanostructured metals (bismuth chalcogenides, half Heusler alloys, oxide compounds, silicon-germanium alloys).
• Specifics of the Seebeck effect in electrolytes.
• Thermo-electrochemical reactions.
• Thermo-electro-diffusion in soft condensed matter.
• Applications of thermo-electricity in engineering.

Preliminary list of speakers

Behnia Kamran - ESPCI
Bhattacharya Kakoli - CEA France
Bobrowski Maciej - Gdansk Univ of Tech
Crispin Xavier - Linkopings Uni.
Canadas-Garcia - José Uni. Jaume I
Galperin Yury - Uni Oslo
Glatz Andreas - Argonne
Goupil Christophe - Uni Paris 7
Gusynin Valeriy - Bogolyubov Inst.
Fauqué Benoit - EPSCI
Izawa Koichi - Tokyo Inst. of Tech
Kapitulnik Ahron - Stanford Uni.
Kiselev Michail - ICTP, Trieste
Knebel Georg - CEA, Grenoble
Kopelevich Yakov - Campinas, SP
Keppner Herbert - HESSO ARC
Machida Yo - Tokyo Inst. of Technology
Molenkamp Laurence - Uni. Wurzburg
Pekola Yukka - Aalto Univ.
Perzynski Régine - Sorbonne Univ.
Pudalov Vladimir Lebedev - Physical Inst
Sharapov Sergei - Bogolyubov Inst.
Shikin Valerii
Sgroi Maruo - FIAT
Taillefer Louis - Uni. Sherbrooke
Trohidou Kaliopi - NCSRD
Wiegand Simone - Forschungszentrum Jülich
Wurger Aloïs - Univ. Bordeaux
Zengwei Zhu - Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center
Zlatic Veljko - Instutute of Physics, Zagreb

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* MAGENTA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731976.


Alexandre Pourret (Uni Grenoble Alps and CEA, Grenoble, France), Andrey Varlamov (CNR, Rome, Italy), Sawako Nakamae (CEA, Paris, France), Vladimir Kravtsov (ICTP), Kalliopi Trohidou (NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece), Local Organiser: Antonello Scardicchio