MTI and ITS Fall Workshop 2013: Coherent Hybrid Structures on the Mesoscale


The goal of the workshop is to bring together scientists from different communities actively working in the hybrid structures and nanostructured materials areas where quantum coherence plays a central role. We aim at interdisciplinary discussions and an active dialogue between experiment, computational approaches, and theory.

The scope of the Workshop includes, but is not restricted to the following topics:
  • Josephson arrays and related structures
  • Superconductor-insulator transitions and related effects
  • Unconventional pairing in superconductor-ferromagnet proximity structures
  • Proximity and Josephson effects in carbon nanotubes,  graphene and topological insulators
  • Quantum phase slips in superconducting nanowires and nanorings
  • Crossed Andreev reflection in NS and FS structures
  • Quantum transport in non-conventional insulators
  • Quantum optics and quantum information processing in cavity QED systems
  • Quantum coherence

We will have about 45 invited talks, each 25 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion, see the program of the conference.

On Tuesday, October 15th we will have a poster session at 04:45 pm. The posters boards have the dimensions 122×91 cm2 (48×36 in2) and landscape orientation. Please prepare your posters accordingly.

Contact and Organization

Local Organizing Committee:
Executive Workshop Manager:
  • Harriet Baldwin,
    Director of Academic Conferences
    246 O’Shaughnessy Hall
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
    phone: +1-574-631-7864

Registration and Abstract Submission Information

All participants, including the invited speakers, should register for the workshop.

The registration deadline is June 15th, 2013.

All speakers should submit their abstracts using the supplied abstract template (one page in MS Word or RTF format, figures are welcome, but to total file size should not exceed 2MB).

The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1st, 2013.


Conference participants should familiarize themselves with visa requirements well in advance of the conference.

If you visit from outside the US and are not holding a US passport, residence card, or valid visa (including ESTA Visa Waiver authorization) for the time of the workshop, please either apply for the ESTA authorization if you are eligible or contact our conference assitant Harriet Baldwin if you need a visa as soon as possible (as this can take several weeks depending on your citizenship).

Additional information on the visa waiver program (VWP): We urge those who travel to the U.S. on the VWP to become familiar with ESTA and to finalize travel to the U.S. as early as possible. The ESTA application should be submitted as early as possible to allow time for a conventional visa application in the event of an ESTA denial so minimizing the possibility of travel delays (36 participating VWP countries list).


The workshop will be held from October 14th to 18th, 2013 in Hinman Auditorium located at 9th floor of the Hilton/Orrington hotel in Evanston, IL, USA.

October 13th is the arrival day with welcome reception, October 18th is the departure day.

Map, public transportation, and driving directions can be found on the hotel website.

Hilton/Orrington in Evanston:

Hinman Auditorium:



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