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- Joint ICTP/SISSA PhD Programme in Physics and Mathematics
- Joint PhD Programme, Earth Science and Fluid Mechanics
- Physics PhD Program
- Joint Masters in Physics
- Joint ICTP/Collegio Carlo Alberto Program in Economics
- International Master, Physics of Complex Systems
- Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics
- Masters in High Performance Computing

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With about 30 members, an intense programme of workshops, a constant flow of visitors, and close collaborations with local scientific institutions such as SISSA, Elettra, and the University of Trieste, the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics (CMSP) section is a vibrant international research environment for scientists from every corner of the world.

Research in the CMSP section spans some of the most exciting areas of theoretical condensed matter physics, including the physics of nanostructures, of many-body quantum systems at, or far from equilibrium, the computer simulations of fluids and solids with atomistic, molecular and electronic structure methods, and the design of new materials for renewable energy applications.

29 Mar 2017

Nuclear Quantum Effects in an HIV/Cancer Inhibitor

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2017-07-27 11:30:00
2017-07-27 12:30:00
Condensed Matter Seminar: Superconductivity vs Bond State Formation in a Two Band Superconductor
We discuss the interplay between superconductivity and formation of bound pairs of fermions (BCS-BEC crossover) in a 2D model of interacting fermions with small Fermi energy ÏµF and a weak attractive interaction, which extends to energies well above Ïµ_F. The 2D case is special because a two-particle bound state forms at arbitrary weak interaction, and already at weak coupling, one has to distinguish between the bound-state formation and superconductivity. We briefly review the situation in the one-band model and then consider two different two-band models: one with one hole band and one electron band and another with two hole or two electron bands. At Ïµ_Fâ‰«E_0, where E_0 is the energy of the bound state of two particle in vacuum, the two models behave similar. But in the opposite case they behave differently: in the model with two hole/two electron bands, the instability temperature of formation of cooper pairs T_insâˆ¼E_0/(logE_0/Ïµ_F ), and the true superconducting critical temperature T_câˆ¼Ïµ_F, like in the one-band model. In between T_ins and T_c, the system displays a preformed pair behavior. In the model with one hole and one electron bands, T_c remains of order T_ins, and both remain finite at Ïµ_F=0 and of the order of E_0. The preformed pair behavior still does exist in this model because T_c is numerically smaller than T_ins.
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27 Jul 2017

» Condensed Matter Seminar: Superconductivity vs Bond State Formation in a Two Band Superconductor

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2017-09-07 11:30:00
2017-09-07 12:30:00
ICTP Seminar Series in Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics: to be announced
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7 Sep 2017

» ICTP Seminar Series in Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics: to be announced

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2017-09-19 14:00:00
2017-09-19 15:00:00
CMSP Special Series of Lectures on Nanomechanics meets Spintronics - Part I (title to be announced)
Inefficient screening of electric fields in nanoconductors makes electric manipulation of electronic transport in nanodevices possible. Accordingly, electrostatic (charge) gating is routinely used to affect and control the Coulomb electrostatics and quantum interference in modern nanodevices. Besides their charge, another (quantum mechanical) property of electrons — their spin — is at the heart of modern spintronics, a term implying that a number of magnetic and electrical properties of small systems are simultaneously harvested for device applications. In this presentation the possibility to achieve “spin gating” of mesoscopic devices [1], i.e. the possibility of an external spin control of the electronic properties of nanodevices is discussed. Rather than the Coulomb interaction, which is responsible for electric charge gating, we consider spin gating resulting from the Rashba type of electronic spin-orbit coupling. We show that electric weak links in the form of a nanowire that can be bent gives rise to a possibility for a mechanical control of the spin gating effect, since bending the nanowire affects the trajectory of the electron and therefore the spin-orbit interaction. Mechanically and microwave activated spin currents and superconducting currents in non-superconducting [2] and superconducting [3] devices will be discussed as examples of such a spin-mechanical manipulation.
1. R. I. Shekhter and M. Jonson, Spin gating of mesoscopic devices, Synth. Met. 216, 2-10 (2016).
2. R. I. Shekhter, O. Entin-Wohlman and A. Aharony, Suspended nanowire as a mechanically controlled Rashba spin splitter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 176602 (2013).
3. R.I. Shekhter, O. Entin-Wohlman, M. Jonson, and A. Aharony, Rashba splitting of Cooper Pairs, Phys. Rev. Lett, 116, 217001 (2016).
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19 Sep 2017

» CMSP Special Series of Lectures on Nanomechanics meets Spintronics - Part I (title to be announced)

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2017-09-19 15:15:00
2017-09-19 16:15:00
CMSP Special Series of Lectures on Nanomechanics meets Spintronics - Part II (title to be announced)
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19 Sep 2017

» CMSP Special Series of Lectures on Nanomechanics meets Spintronics - Part II (title to be announced)

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2017-07-31 08:00:00
2017-08-04 22:00:00
School on Fundamentals on Quantum Transport | (smr 3136)
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Since more than thirty years the study of quantum effects on transport properties has been a precious tool to unveil fundamental properties of quantum matter.
At the same time it has been the key to the design of new nano-devices with specific functionalities.
Together with old problems, still awaiting for a complete understanding, the discovery of new materials has posed new challenges. Important advances on the experimental side have stimulated a flurry of theoretical activity of unprecedented intensity. In the condensed matter realm this is the case, for example, of heat transport and control that only recently has received an important experimental boost.
Furthermore, quantum transport has moved outside its traditional arena and it is now investigated with great success in other experimental platforms as photonic and cold atomic systems.
All these different physical systems have many properties in common but at the same time important differences.
Topics that will be covered include:
The Superconductor-Insulator Transition,
Transport In Graphene,
The Metal-Insulator Transition In Quantum Systems,
Transport And Entanglement,
Topological Insulators And Superconductors,
Mesoscopic Effects,
Thermoelectric Effects,
Heat Transport,
Quantum Pumping,
Photon And Polariton Transport,
Quantum Transport In Cold Atoms,
Quantum Hall Systems.
List of lecturers:
V. FALKO, University of Manchester
Y. GALPERIN, Oslo University
T. GIAMARCHI, University of Geneva
A. KAMENEV, University of Minnesota
J. MOORE, University of California at Berkeley
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Secretary contact: N. Ivanissevich, e-mail: smr3136@ictp.it
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31 Jul 2017
- 4 Aug 2017

» School on Fundamentals on Quantum Transport | (smr 3136)

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2017-09-04 08:00:00
2017-09-15 22:00:00
Advanced School and Workshop on Quantum Science and Quantum Technologies | (smr 3145)
The School (4-9 September 2017) covers a broad selection of fundamental topics in quantum science and quantum technology, treated at an advanced level. The Workshop (11-15 September 2017) aims at a comprehensive overview on research in quantum science and technology, including recent results, current trends, and future perspectives.
The purpose of the School is to provide an up-to-date, state of the art knowledge on some of the most important aspects of fundamtental quantum physics, quantum information, and quantum technologies, covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. The targeted audience includes advanced undergraduate and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and junior researchers. Special attention will be devoted to the training of scientists from emerging countries in line with the fundamental mission of the ICTP. The Workshop brings together a mix of established experts and emerging young researchers to give an in-depth overview on some of the most significant recent research results and on current, cutting-edge research trends in quantum information and quantum technologies. The targeted audience matches that of the School.
Topics:
• Fundamental Theory: Entanglement, Coherence, Correlations
• Quantum Technologies: Quantum Information, Computation, Sensing, Estimation, Metrology
• Quantum Simulations
• Quantum Thermodynamics
• Quantum Information and Condensed Matter Physics
• Open Quantum Systems
• Algorithms and Optimization
• Ultracold Atoms
• Trapped Ions
• Circuit QED
• Photonics and Photonic Networks
• Spintronics
Lecturers at the School:
G. CARLEO (ETH, Zürich)
J. EISERT (FU, Berlin) *tbc
F. GERBIER (LKB, Paris)
V. GIOVANNETTI (SNS, Pisa)
G. KIRCHMAIR (Universität Innsbruck) *tbc
B. KRAUS (Universität Innsbruck)
D. LOSS (Universität Basel)
M. PATERNOSTRO (Queen’s University, Belfast)
M.B. PLENIO (Universität Ulm)
H. PRICE (Università di Trento)
N. SCHUCH (MPG, München)
E. SOLANO (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
J. WRACHTRUP (Universität Stuttgart)
C. WUNDERLICH (Universität Siegen)
Invited Speakers at the Workshop:
D. ANGELAKIS (TUC Crete and CQT, Singapore)
S. BLATT (MPG, München)
G. CARLEO (ETH, Zürich)
A. CELI (ICFO, Barcelona)
M. DALMONTE (ICTP, Trieste)
J. EISERT (FU, Berlin)
M. FLEISCHHAUER (Universität Kaiserslautern)
M. GENOVESE (INRIM, Torino) *tbc
F. GERBIER (LKB, Paris)
G. GIEDKE (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
V. GIOVANNETTI (SNS, Pisa)
C. GROSS (MPG, München)
P. HAUKE (Universität Heidelberg)
A. IMAMOGLU (ETH, Zürich) *tbc
D. JAKSCH (University of Oxford)
T. KIPPENBERG (EPFL, Lausanne) *tbc
G. KIRCHMAIR (Universität Innsbruck)
B. KRAUS (Universität Innsbruck)
S. V. KUSMINSKIY (FAU, Erlangen)
T. LAHAYE (CNRS, Paris)
D. LOSS (Universität Basel)
S. PAESANI (University of Bristol)
M. PATERNOSTRO (Queen’s University, Belfast)
M.B. PLENIO (Universität Ulm) *tbc
M. RIZZI (Universität Mainz)
N. SCHUCH (MPG, München)
E. SOLANO (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
A. STRELTSOV (University of Technology, Gdánsk)
L. TAGLIACOZZO (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
G. TOTH (EHU, Bilbao)
A. TROMBETTONI (CNR-IOM, Trieste)
J. TURA BRUGUES (ICFO, Barcelona)
V. VEDRAL (University of Oxford)
P. WALTHER (Universität Wien)
C. WUNDERLICH (Universität Siegen)
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4 Sep 2017
- 15 Sep 2017

» Advanced School and Workshop on Quantum Science and Quantum Technologies | (smr 3145)

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2017-09-11 08:00:00
2017-09-15 22:00:00
Workshop on Quantum Science and Quantum Technologies | (smr 3183)
The School (4-9 September 2017) covers a broad selection of fundamental topics in quantum science and quantum technology, treated at an advanced level. The Workshop (11-15 September 2017) aims at a comprehensive overview on research in quantum science and technology, including recent results, current trends, and future perspectives.
The purpose of the School is to provide an up-to-date, state of the art knowledge on some of the most important aspects of fundamtental quantum physics, quantum information, and quantum technologies, covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. The targeted audience includes advanced undergraduate and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and junior researchers. Special attention will be devoted to the training of scientists from emerging countries in line with the fundamental mission of the ICTP. The Workshop brings together a mix of established experts and emerging young researchers to give an in-depth overview on some of the most significant recent research results and on current, cutting-edge research trends in quantum information and quantum technologies. The targeted audience matches that of the School.
Topics:
• Fundamental Theory: Entanglement, Coherence, Correlations
• Quantum Technologies: Quantum Information, Computation, Sensing, Estimation, Metrology
• Quantum Simulations
• Quantum Thermodynamics
• Quantum Information and Condensed Matter Physics
• Open Quantum Systems
• Algorithms and Optimization
• Ultracold Atoms
• Trapped Ions
• Circuit QED
• Photonics and Photonic Networks
• Spintronics
Lecturers at the School:
G. CARLEO (ETH, Zürich)
J. EISERT (FU, Berlin) *tbc
F. GERBIER (LKB, Paris)
V. GIOVANNETTI (SNS, Pisa)
G. KIRCHMAIR (Universität Innsbruck) *tbc
B. KRAUS (Universität Innsbruck)
D. LOSS (Universität Basel)
M. PATERNOSTRO (Queen’s University, Belfast)
M.B. PLENIO (Universität Ulm)
H. PRICE (Università di Trento)
N. SCHUCH (MPG, München)
E. SOLANO (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
J. WRACHTRUP (Universität Stuttgart)
C. WUNDERLICH (Universität Siegen)
Invited Speakers at the Workshop:
D. ANGELAKIS (TUC Crete and CQT, Singapore)
S. BLATT (MPG, München)
G. CARLEO (ETH, Zürich)
A. CELI (ICFO, Barcelona)
M. DALMONTE (ICTP, Trieste)
J. EISERT (FU, Berlin)
M. FLEISCHHAUER (Universität Kaiserslautern)
M. GENOVESE (INRIM, Torino) *tbc
F. GERBIER (LKB, Paris)
G. GIEDKE (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
V. GIOVANNETTI (SNS, Pisa)
C. GROSS (MPG, München)
P. HAUKE (Universität Heidelberg)
A. IMAMOGLU (ETH, Zürich) *tbc
D. JAKSCH (University of Oxford)
T. KIPPENBERG (EPFL, Lausanne) *tbc
G. KIRCHMAIR (Universität Innsbruck)
B. KRAUS (Universität Innsbruck)
S. V. KUSMINSKIY (FAU, Erlangen)
T. LAHAYE (CNRS, Paris)
D. LOSS (Universität Basel)
S. PAESANI (University of Bristol)
M. PATERNOSTRO (Queen’s University, Belfast)
M.B. PLENIO (Universität Ulm) *tbc
M. RIZZI (Universität Mainz)
N. SCHUCH (MPG, München)
E. SOLANO (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
A. STRELTSOV (University of Technology, Gdánsk)
L. TAGLIACOZZO (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
G. TOTH (EHU, Bilbao)
A. TROMBETTONI (CNR-IOM, Trieste)
J. TURA BRUGUES (ICFO, Barcelona)
V. VEDRAL (University of Oxford)
P. WALTHER (Universität Wien)
C. WUNDERLICH (Universität Siegen)
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11 Sep 2017
- 15 Sep 2017

» Workshop on Quantum Science and Quantum Technologies | (smr 3183)

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2017-09-18 08:00:00
2017-09-22 22:00:00
Advanced School on Foundations and Applications of Nanomechanics | (smr 3147)
ATTENTION new deadline 15 June 2017
This school introduces the science of nanomechanical systems, a flourishing field of research. Nanomechanical systems are of interest both for their potential in terms of fundamental quantum physics as well as for applications in sensitive measurements, quantum information, and other areas. This Advanced School will recapitulate the foundations of nanomechanical systems and introduce the key concepts behind nano- and optomechanical technologies. The breadth of the field will be covered in six series of lectures delivered by internationally renowned experts. The pedagogical part of the school will be complemented by a series of about 20 invited presentations of state-of-the-art research. A crucial part of the school, in addition to the lectures and talks, will be the active contribution of the participants, which will be encouraged and fostered by several means: During the first week of the school, designated timeslots for tutorial classes will enable students to practice their skills in analytical as well as numerical methods, and will include problem solving and presentation of scientific results. The participants will work in small teams on research-type mini-projects.
Lecturers:
Yaroslav M. Blanter, TU Delft
Mark Dykman, Michigan State University
Jack Harris, Yale University
Klemens Hammerer, Leibniz University Hannover
Oriol Romero-Isart, IQOQI Innsbruck
John D. Teufel, NIST Boulder
For the 2nd week workshop Foundations and Applications of Nanomechanics
25 - 29 September 2017, go to link: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8169/
ATTENTION new deadline 15 June 2017
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18 Sep 2017
- 22 Sep 2017

» Advanced School on Foundations and Applications of Nanomechanics | (smr 3147)

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