Scientific Calendar Event


IMPORTANT: On Sunday, 15 May at 18:30 there will be a Welcome reception. All participants are cordially invited to attend.

An ICTP Hybrid Meeting. You can submit your application for participation in presence or online.

This conference will be a venue for bringing together world-leading experts, young researchers, and new-comers to discuss and to tackle modern challenges in mesoscopic superconducting devices.

Mesoscopic superconducting devices open up bright perspectives not only for current and future developments in quantum technologies but also to address fundamental physics. For example, a key for promising applications is utilizing the interplay between superconducting charge transport and energy dissipation in the form of microwave radiation and heat. Superconducting circuits are engineered to serve as bright sources of quantum microwave light and for the phase-coherent transfer of heat. From a different viewpoint, superconducting devices have been recognized as tools to realize, to probe and to control non-locality and topology in charge transport phenomena as well as strong correlations in many-body systems.  

The conference will provide a bridge of shared expertise between communities aiming from different angles at novel superconducting phenomena and quantum technologies.

Topics include:
•    Sources and detection of quantum microwave light
•    Driven dissipative Josephson circuits
•    Many-body physics with novel Josephson devices and material designs
•    Modern Josephson transport and quantum phase slips
•    Heat transfer in superconducting devices

M. ABDI, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
C. ALTIMIRAS, CEA Saclay-Paris, France
A. ARMOUR, The University of Nottingham, UK
L. ARRACHEA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
C. AST, Max Plank FKF Stuttgart, Germany
D. BASKO, Institut Neel, Grenoble, France, France
W. BELZIG, University of Konstanz, Germany
N. BOURLET, Sherbrooke University, Canada, Canada
A. CLERK, University of Chicago, USA
P. DELSING, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Sweden
Z. DOU, Universite Paris Sud, Paris, France, France
F. GIAZOTTO, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
C. GIRIT, CEA Saclay-Paris, France
M. GRIFONI, University of Regensburg, Germany
P. HAKONEN, Aalto University, Finland
F. HASSLER, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
E. PALADINO, University of Catania, Italy
H. HUTIN, Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, France
N. KATZ, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
T. KONTOS, Universite Paris Sud, France
A. LEVY YEYATI, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
M. MÖTTÖNEN, Aalto University, Finland
J. PEKOLA, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
M. PINO GARCIA, Institute of Fundamental Physics CSIC Madrid, Madrid
I. POP, KIT, Physikalisches Institut, Germany
H. POTHIER, Commissariat a L''Energie Atomique Saclay - Spec, France
M. SÁNCHEZ, Bariloche Atomic Center, Argentina
F. TADDEI, NEST NANO-CNR & Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
E. TURECI, Princeton University, USA
A. USTINOV, Kfa - Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh, Germany
D. VION, CEA Saclay-Paris, France
S. VIRALLY, Sherbrooke University, Canada, Canada
A. WALLRAFF, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Switzerland
F. WILHELM-MAUCH, University of Saarbrücken, Germany
C. WILSON, University Waterloo, Canada

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Go to day
  • Monday, 16 May 2022
    • 08:30 - 09:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration formalities 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Registration desk )
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest Houses, are kindly requested to complete registration formalities at the Adriatico Guesthouse as follows: 
        Registration Desk (Lower level) from 8.30 till 9.00.
    • 09:00 - 12:40
      Time zone: You can choose your time zone (in place of Europe/Rome) on the top right of the page and the programme time will be modified accordingly.
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Introduction 10'
      • 09:10 Quantum Szilard engine for two-level systems coupled to a qubit 35'
        Speaker: Ioan POP (KIT, Physikalisches Institut)
      • 09:45 Compact itinerant microwave photonics with superconducting high-kinetic inductance microstrips 35'
        Speaker: Nadav KATZ (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
        Material: Video
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:50 Higher-dimensional topology in multi-terminal superconducting structures 35'
        Speaker: Wolfgang BELZIG (University of Konstanz)
        Material: Video
      • 11:25 Contributed talk: Calorimetry of a Quantum Phase Slip 20'
        Speaker: Mehmet Efe GÜMÜS (Institut Néel, CNRS)
        Material: Video
      • 11:45 The capacitive coupling of persistent current qubits 35'
        Speaker: Manuel PINO GARCIA (Institute of Fundamental Physics CSIC Madrid)
        Material: Video
      • 12:20 Contributed talk: Directional broadband amplification via a topological Josephson junction array 20' ( Online )
        Speaker: Tomas RAMOS (Institute for Fundamental Physics, IFF-CSIC)
        Material: Video
    • 14:00 - 15:45
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Geometric properties of adiabatic thermal machines and implementation in a qubit system 35'
        Speaker: Liliana ARRACHEA (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
        Material: Video
      • 14:35 Supercurrent Noise in a Phase-Biased Superconducting-Normal Ring in Thermal Equilibrium 35' ( )
        Speaker: Ziwei DOU (Universite Paris Sud)
        Material: Video
      • 15:10 Crossover from perturbative to the non-perturbative regime of QED in a high-impedance Josephson junction array 35'
        Speaker: Engin Hakan TURECI (Princeton University)
        Material: Video
  • Tuesday, 17 May 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:25
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Experimental test of Kubo relation in a non-linear quantum conductor driven out of equilibrium 35'
        Speaker: Carles ALTIMIRAS (CEA Saclay-Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 09:35 Dissipative entanglement generation between superconducting qubits coupled to a resonator and driven by microwave fields 35'
        Speaker: Maria' Jose' SANCHEZ (Bariloche Atomic Center)
        Material: Video
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Bolometric measurements of thermal microwave photons in superconducting quantum circuits 35'
        Speaker: Jukka Pekka PEKOLA (Aalto University School of Science)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Nonlocal thermoelectricity in hybrid topological Josephson junctions 35'
        Speaker: Fabio TADDEI (NEST NANO-CNR & Scuola Normale Superiore)
        Material: Video
      • 11:50 Heat-based measurement and on-demand dissipation for a superconducting qubit 35'
        Speaker: Mikko MOETTOENEN (Aalto University)
        Material: Video
    • 14:00 - 16:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Precise microwave gates in Josephson qubits – optimal control and model learning 35'
        Speaker: Frank WILHELM-MAUCH (University of Saarbrücken)
        Material: Video
      • 14:35 Coffee break 25'
      • 15:00 Poster Session (in presence) 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 18 May 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:35
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Time domain quantum microwaves 35'
        Speaker: Stéphane VIRALLY (Sherbrooke University)
        Material: Video
      • 09:35 Universality of photon counting below a bifurcation threshold 35'
        Speaker: Fabian HASSLER (RWTH Aachen University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Emission of Photon Multiplets by a dc-Biased Superconducting Circuit 35'
        Speaker: Denis VION (CEA Saclay-Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Contributed talk: Period tripling due to parametric down-conversion in circuit QED 20'
        Speaker: Lisa OTTEN (RWTH Aachen University JARA Institute for Quantum Information)
        Material: Video
      • 11:35 Contributed talk: Multipartite Entanglement in a Josephson Junction Laser 20'
        Speaker: John Frank Benjamin LANG (University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy)
        Material: Video
      • 11:55 Spectroscopy of a Topological Josephson Tunnel Junction Circuit 35'
        Speaker: Caglar GIRIT (CEA Saclay-Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Photo (online and in presence) 5'
    • 14:00 - 17:25
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Analog Quantum Simulation of Topological Lattice Models with a Parametric Cavity 35'
        Speaker: Christopher WILSON (University Waterloo)
      • 14:35 Generation of multipartite entanglement in Josephson parametric systems at microwave frequencies 35'
        Speaker: Pertti HAKONEN (Aalto University)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:40 The T-SQUIPT: Thermal Superconducting Quantum Interference Proximity Transistor 35'
        Speaker: Francesco GIAZOTTO (Scuola Normale Superiore)
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Generating non-classical states of microwaves 35'
        Speaker: Per DELSING (Chalmers University of Technology)
        Material: Video
      • 16:50 Realizing of a Universal Quantum Gate Set for Itinerant Microwave Photons 35' ( Online )
        Speaker: Andreas WALLRAFF (ETH Zurich)
        Material: Video
    • 19:00 - 22:00
      • 19:00 Conference dinner 3h0'
        All participants are cordially invited to the Conference Dinner.
  • Thursday, 19 May 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Spin-orbit coupling and Coulomb interactions in nanowire weak links 35'
        Speaker: Hugues POTHIER (CEA Saclay-Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 09:35 Theory of interactions and cQED detection of Andreev bound states in nanowire Josephson junctions 35'
        Speaker: Alfredo LEVY YEYATI (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
        Material: Video
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 A hybrid cavity-transmon-magnon haloscope for dark matter detection 35'
        Speaker: Takis KONTOS (Universite Paris Sud)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Contributed talk: Inelastic scattering in an integrable system 20'
        Speaker: Amir BURSHTEIN (Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University)
        Material: Video
      • 11:35 Photon decay in a circuit QED implementation of the boundary sine-Gordon model 35'
        Speaker: Denis BASKO (Institut Neel, Grenoble)
        Material: Video
      • 12:10 Contributed talk: A non-perturbative cross-Kerr coupling to achieve high fidelity quantum non-demolition superconducting qubit measurement 20'
        Speaker: Olivier BUISSON (Univ. Grenoble-Alpes CNRS, Institute Néel)
        Material: Video
    • 14:00 - 16:50
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Superconducting Quantum Interference at the Atomic Scale 35'
        Speaker: Christian AST (Max Plank FKF Stuttgart)
      • 14:35 A particle conserving approach to AC-DC driven Josephson junctions with a quantum dot weak link 35'
        Speaker: Milena GRIFONI (University of Regensburg)
        Material: Video
      • 15:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:40 Continuous monitoring of cavity photon number 35'
        Speaker: Hector HUTIN (Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon)
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Hidden time-reversal symmetry in interacting driven-dissipative quantum systems 35' ( online )
        Speaker: David ROBERTS (University of Chicago)
        Material: Video
  • Friday, 20 May 2022
    • 09:00 - 12:35
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Multiphoton and Multimode Josephson Photonics 35' ( Online )
        Speaker: Andrew ARMOUR (The University of Nottingham)
        Material: Video
      • 09:35 Amplification and photon detection via inelastic Cooper pair tunneling 35'
        Speaker: Nicolas BOURLET (Sherbrooke University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Supercurrent noise in short ballistic graphene Josephson junctions 35'
        Speaker: Elisabetta PALADINO (University of Catania)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Qubit array in a waveguide 35'
        Speaker: Alexey USTINOV (Kfa - Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh)
        Material: Video
      • 11:50 Continuous Variable Multipartite Vibrational Entanglement in Superconducting Circuits 35' ( online )
        Speaker: Mehdi ABDI (Isfahan University of Technology)
      • 12:25 Conclusion 10'