SPICE-Workshop on “Exotic New States in Superconducting Devices: The Age of the Interface”, September 25th – 28th 2017

We are delighted to announce the SPICE-Workshop on “Exotic New States in Superconducting Devices: The Age of the Interface” which will be held from 25th-28th of September, 2017 at the Schloß Waldthausen, Mainz.


At the interface between a superconductor and a non- superconducting material such as a ferromagnet, a topological insulator or a semiconductor, a range of electronic states can be induced which are radically different from either constituent material. To be able to probe these states requires a broad range of expertise, spanning basic materials science to fundamental physics modeling of interfaces and transport behaviour. At this meeting we bring together scientists working on distinct and overlapping areas, such as superconductivity, magnetism, topological materials, quantum computing, and spin-electronics. This science community will have an opportunity to appreciate how these different transport phenomena are linked conceptually and thereby stimulate further understanding particularly with respect to realising useful devices with unique properties for spin-electronics and quantum computing.


If you would like to attend the workshop, the application deadline is June 30th, 2017 (https://www.spice.uni-mainz.de/ens-workshop-2017-home/) . If your application is accepted, you will be informed by July 10th, 2017. You will need to register for the workshop and pay the non-refundable workshop fee of 500 euros by July 25th, 2017. This registration will cover accommodation and catering for the duration of the workshop for each participant at the beautiful location of the Schloß Waldthausen in Mainz.