“Quantum Materials and Technologies”, 18-19 de Julio en la Bienal RSEF 2017

Update: final program.

GEFES organizes a 2-day symposium on “Quantum Materials and Technologies” at the RSEF biennial meeting that will take place in Santiago de Compostela on 17-21 July, 2017. The symposium is on the 18th and 19th from 15:15 to 19:00.

The call for abstracts is open until April 30th. When you submit your abstract you can apply to the Young Researchers award promoted by the Bienal organizers. You can also apply for one of the GEFES travel grants for GEFES younger members.

This symposium seeks to put together the rising concept of quantum materials, which comprises emergent phenomena in condensed matter physics, and quantum technologies, which aim to manipulate the quantum world for the development of conceptually new devices. Both topics are strongly related, for the comprehension of the ultimate consequences of quantum interactions is a necessary condition for the realization of what has already been coined as the Second Quantum Revolution.

The scope is hence broad and includes the following topics:

-Correlated electron materials
-Topological materials (topological insulators and superconductors, Dirac materials, Weyl semimetals..)
-Solid state quantum technologies (quantum sensing, information, and computation)
-Quantum Spintronics
-Superconductivity
-Photonics
-Quantum Plasmonics

The plenary speaker will be Gertrud Zwicknagl 

The invited speakers will be Eduardo Lee and Fernando González Zalba. The symposium will also feature invited talks by the researchers awarded the PhD GEFES prize 2016.