Summer School 2008

XV INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL “NICOLÁS CABRERA”

Frontiers in Science and Technology:

100 YEARS LIQUID HELIUM: NEW PHYSICS AT THE EDGE OF ABSOLUTE ZERO

Miraflores de la Sierra, 14-19 September 2008

ORGANIZERS
Chair of the Summer School: S. Vieira (UAM, Spain)
Vice-chair: H. Suderow (UAM, Spain)
Secretary:Y. Gonzalez Lemus (UAM, Spain)

Local organizing committee:

M.A. Ramos (UAM, Spain)
J.G. Rodrigo (UAM, Spain)
G. Rubio Bollinger (UAM, Spain)

Scientific advisory committee:

N. Ägrait (UAM, Spain)
J. Bartolomé (ICMA-CSIC, Spain)
J.C.Gómez Sal (UC, Spain)
F. Guinea (ICMM-CSIC, Spain)
R. Ibarra (ICMA, Spain)
F.Sols (UCM, Spain)
J. Tejada (UB, Spain)
J.L. Vicent(UCM, Spain)
F.Vidal (USC, Spain)
R.Villar (UAM, Spain)

OBJECTIVES
The aim of this Summer School is to provide graduate students, post docs, and last year undergraduates with exceptional marks and motivation for physics, of a general introductory overview of some of the most exciting topical developments on Condensed Matter and Nanoscopic Physics. The Summer School will consist on a series of introductory lectures given by internationally recognized leading experts. The school will span a wide range of topics across low temperature physics, connected by common theoretical or experimental methods, with the main aim to give the students an overview of some of the most intriguing open questions and of the technical abilities required to be able to make successful top level research close to absolute zero.

PARTICIPANTS
The International Summer School is primarily addressed to young researchers and students with interest in Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology, and a background in physics. The maximum number of participants will be around 60 including about twenty invited speakers that are internationally recognized experts.Scholarships covering full board (no travel expenses) will be provided for students, their number depending on the financial support obtained. The Summer School is organized within the framework of the excellence research program “Science and Technology at the milikelvin” (CITECNOMIK), funded by the Region of Madrid, and is also supported by the BBVA, UAM, CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 “Molecular Nanoscience” and IMDEA .

LECTURERS:

A. Andreev (Kapitza Institute, Russia)
S. Balibar (CNRS/Laboratoire de Physique Statistique de l’ENS, France)
A. Benoit (Institut NÉEL/CNRS, France)
J. P. Brison (CEA/Grenoble, France)
A. Buzdin (CPMOH/University of Bordeaux 1, France)
B. Cabrera (Stanford University, USA)
P. Canfield (Iowa State University, USA)
J. T. Devreese (University Antwerpen, Belgium)
  C. Enss (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
A. Feher (P.J. Safarik University, Slovakia)
J. Flouquet (INAC/SPSMS, France)
I. Fomin (Kapitza Institute, Russia)
H. Godfrin (Institut NÉEL/CNRS, France)
F. Guinea (ICMM/CSIC, Spain)
A. Levanyuk (UAM, Spain)
V. Moshchalkov (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
J. Pekola (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
G. Pickett (Lancaster University, UK)
G. Volovik (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
F. de Waele (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
F. Yndurain (UAM, Spain)
R. Miranda (UAM, Spain)