TENTATIVE PROGRAM

June 3, Monday

8.45 – 9.00 Opening

Session: Q-bits implementation

9.00 - 9.30  M. Feigelman. Topologically protected quantum bits from Josephson junction arrays 

9.30 -10.00  A. Aharony.   Which phase is measured in the Aharonov-Bohm interferometer

10.00 -10.30 G. Blatter.   Superconducting structures for quantum computing

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

Session: Nanoscale superconductors 1

11.00 – 11.30 A. Shelankov. Interference effects in superconducting layered structures

11.30 – 12.00 M. Tinkham. Quantum phase slips in superconducting nanowires 

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Discussion time

Session: Hot topics 1

16.00 - 16.30  B. Shklovskii. Inversion of DNA charge by a positive polymer via fractionalization of the polymer charge 

16.30 - 17.00 M. Ocio.  Fluctuation-dissipation relation in non-stationary complex systems. An experimental investigation on a spin glass.

17.00 - 17.30 S. Scheidl.   Delocalization in coupled Luttinger liquids with impurities

June 4, Tuesday

Session: Driven mesoscopic systems

9.00 - 9.30  R. Shekhter. Nano-electromechanics due to single-electron tunneling

9.30- 10.00  O. Entin-Wohlman. Adiabatic pumping by surface acoustic waves

10.00 -10.30 V. Talyanskii.   Noise in the current of the single electron surface acoustic wave pumps

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 11.30 V. Ryazanov. Spin-polarized electron injection in mesoscopic SF-structures

11.30 - 12.00 G. Tkachev. Andreev reflection and subgap transport due to electron-magnon interactions in ferromagnet-superconductor junctions

12.00 -14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.00 Discussion time

Session: Coherence and correlation effects in nanoscale systems

16.00 - 16.30 V. Kozub.  Is weak temperature dependence of electron dephasing possible? 

16.30 - 17.00 Y. M. Galperin.  Magnetic field effects in energy relaxation mediated by Kondo impurities 

17.00 - 17.30 L. Saminadayar.  Persistent currents in mesoscopic connected rings

17.30 - 18.00 D. Maslov.     Tunneling and transport of correlated electrons in strong magnetic fields

June 5, Wednesday

Session: Transport in nanoscale systems 1

9.00 - 9.30 A. Volkov.  Transport in mesoscopic ferromagnet-superconductor structures with a non-homogenious magnetization 

9.30 - 10.00 N. Kopnin.  Impurity effects on dynamics of superconducting point contact

10.00-10.30  E. Bezugly.  Current transport and shot noise in diffusive SNS junctions

10.30 -11.00 Coffee break

Session: Hot topics 2

11.00 -11.30 G. Crabtree     Vortex matter at extreme  scales and conditions

11.30-12.00. M. Paalanen Superconductor-insulator transition in a single Josephson junction 

12.00-14.00 Lunch

14.30 – 18.30  Excursion

19.00 CONFERENCE DINNER

June 6, Thursday

Session: Quantum states in nanostructures

9.00 – 9.30     L. Levitov.  Electron states in carbon nanotubes near half-filling

9.30 – 10.00   D. Averin.    Statistical decay of the supercurrent in high-transparency Josephson junctions

10.00 – 10.30  A. Stern Quasiparticles in non-Abelian quantum Hall states

10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30   Y. Gefen. The interplay of spin, interactions and coherence in mesoscopic structures 

11.30 – 12.00 A. Lopatin. Quantum tunneling between superconducting and paramagnetic states of nanoscale superconducting grain.

12.00 – 2.00  Lunch

Session: Transport in nanoscale systems II

14.00 – 16.00   Discussion

16.00 – 16.30 V. Vinokur.  Ballistic transport in mesoscopic superconductors

16.30 – 17.00  P. Kes.      Vortex flow through mesoscopic channels

17.00 -17.30   D. Maslov. Tunneling and transport of correlated electrons at strong magnetic fields

June 7, Friday

Session: Hot topics 3

9.00 – 9.30  L. Krusin-Elbaum. Enormous quantum dissipative gapped regime in High-Tc cuprates

9.30 - 10.00 B. Altshuler. Coulomb blockade of nuclear spin relaxation in quantum dots

10.00-10.30  B. Spivak.    Non-Fermi liquid features of two-dimensional electron liquid

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 11.30 A. Fraerman. Ferromagnetic nanoparticles: collective behavior and Josephson magnetometer measurements

11.30 - 12.00 B. Aronzon. Quantum size effect transition in percolating nanocomposite film

12.00 – 12.15 Yu. Galperin. Concluding remarks

12.15 – 14.00 Lunch

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