Superconductivity and magnetism at the nanoscale

30 Jun2014

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: June 30 - July 3, 2014


The International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science (IMPRS-CMS) will organize a Summer School in Stuttgart

Scope of the Summer School:
Superconductivity and magnetism are often seen as incompatible phenomena as magnetism easily destroys superconductivity. However, in some instances a coexistence with intriguing properties may ensue when, for example, the dimensions of the superconductor are reduced or the magnetic moments are very localized. Both superconductivity and magnetism are fascinating subjects on their own and they are far from being understood. In combination, they have revealed an even stranger world of effects, of which it seems that we have only scratched the surface so far. This summer school will cover the topics superconductivity and magnetism as well as the combination of the two, how they can coexist in materials and how they interact to produce new particles, such as the Majorana fermion.

Preliminary Program and Organization:
•    Superconductivity
•    Magnetism
•    Combination of Superconductivity and Magnetism
•    New Materials/new effects/visions for the future

Scientific Organizers:
Christian Ast (MPI-FKF Stuttgart) and Sebastian Loth (MPI-SD Hamburg)

Confirmed Speakers:
Mathieu LeTacon (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
Pavel Ostrovsky (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
Hermann Suderow (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Stefan Kaiser (MPI-SD Hamburg)
Andrea Damascelli (UBC Vancouver)
Markus Ternes (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
Mona Berciu (UBC Vancouver)
Kirsten v. Bergmann  (University of Hamburg)
Stefan Blügel (FZ Jülich)
Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (CNRS, Grenoble)
Harald Brune (EPFL, Lausanne)
Andreas Rost (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
Peter Wahl (University of St. Andrews)
Katharina Franke (FU-Berlin)
Jenny Hoffman (Harvard University / UBC)
Abhay Pasupathy (Columbia University)
Hugo Dil (EPFL, Lausanne)
Andreas Schnyder (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
Marcel Franz (UBC Vancouver)
George Sawatzky (UBC Vancouver)
Stuart Parkin, (IBM Almaden)

More information about the program and the formalities about registration will be announced soon.

The school is intended for PhD students in Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science. All members of the IMPRS-CMS and everyone interested in participating are cordially invited to come to Stuttgart. The participation is free of charge.

This Summer School is the fifth in a series of joint international schools by the International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science and the Max Planck-UBC Center in Vancouver.

Summer school web page
View Poster

Dr. Hans-Georg Libuda
International Max Planck Research School
for Condensed Matter Science
Coordination office
D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)711 / 689-1469

  • Course
  • Student