Summer School 2017

XXIV International Summer School ‘Nicolás Cabrera’

Quantum Transport in Topological Materials

Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Sept. 4-8, 2017


Scope and goals

Topological materials constitute an exciting and very active research area in condensed matter physics. It studies new states of matter whose bulk properties are similar to those of ‘ordinary’ materials but that, at the same time, display edge or boundary states with very exotic properties. Since the discovery of topological insulators, roughly a decade ago, the field has rapidly expanded with the identification of other topological materials, such as topological superconductors and Weyl semimetals. This Summer School will gather leading international experts to provide an introduction to the basic concepts underlying topology in condensed matter systems, followed by a discussion of recent developments, with a focus on quantum transport and hybrid devices. The goal is to cover not only theoretical aspects, but to also address the experimental progress, including the detection and manipulation of states associated with these materials.


• Hybrid devices (quantum dots, nanowires, heterostrucutres).
• Topological insulators and superconductors.
• Weyl semimetals.
• Topological quantum computing.

Preliminary list of invited speakers

Ramón Aguado (ICMM-CSIC, Madrid)
Alberto Cortijo (ICMM-CSIC, Madrid)
Silvano De Franceschi (CEA, Grenoble)
Reinhold Egger (Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf)
Klaus Ennslin (ETH, Zuerich)
Claudia Felser (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics, Dresden)
Marcelo Goffman (CEA, Saclay)
Sophie Guerón (University of Paris Sud)
Jelena Klinovaja (University of Basel)
Leo Kouwenhoven (QuTech, Delft)
Rosa López (University of Baleares)
Nadya Mason (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne)
Laurens Molenkamp (University of Wuerzburg)
Fabrizio Nichele (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen)
Patrik Recher (TU Braunschweig)
Seigo Tarucha (University of Tokyo)
Felix von Oppen (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Amir Yacoby (Harvard University)
Shoucheng Zhang (Stanford University)

History and venue

The International Summer School “Nicolás Cabrera”, funded by the BBVA Foundation, deals with current topics in materials science, condensed matter physics, nanophysics and biophysics since 1994. The School is a meeting point for numerous scientists all over the world, who share a few days in Madrid in a particularly pleasant and interacting environment.

The School is organized in the residence “La Cristalera” in Miraflores de la Sierra, a small village in the mountains near Madrid.


September 4th-8th, 2017


Thank you very much for your interest in the XXIV International Summer School “Nicolas Cabrera” on Quantum Transport in Topological Materials.

At this moment, registration is closed. We will be soon contacting applicants with further information about the status of their registration and, whenever applicable, of their scholarship application.

Full registration fee (400) €, will cover attendance to the School, full accommodation expenses at ‘La Cristalera’, meals, coffee-breaks, as well as the conference trip and dinner.

Further information concerning the payment of the registration fee will be added soon.”


Eduardo Lee, IFIMAC-UAM
Elsa Prada, IFIMAC-UAM
Alfredo Levy Yeyati, IFIMAC-UAM


Secreatary: Manuela Moreno
Phone: +34 91 497 4689