The 4th Windsor Summer School on Condensed Matter Theory

Quantum Transport and Dynamics in Nanostructures

Great Park, Windsor, UK, August 6 - 18, 2007


ICTP Trieste
Arnold Sommerfield Center

Director: Vladimir Falko
Physics Dept, Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YB, UK
Fax: (44)-1524 844 037

Organising Committee:
J. von Delft (LMU Munchen)
V. Kravtsov (ICTP Trieste)
I. Lerner (Birmingham)
P. Littlewood (Cambridge)

Cumberland Lodge

This School will review the state of the art in the theory and experiment on quantum nano-systems and nano-structured materials. The course is designed to acquaint postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers with the recent progress in the following areas:

  • Electronic properties of the recently discovered new 2D material - graphene, review of the recent progress in quantum Hall effect and spin-Hall effect in novel semiconductor structures;
  • The bosonisation technique and functional renormalisation group methods in application to Luttinger liquid in quantum wires, carbon nanotubes, and theory of the Kondo effect;
  • Theory of quantum information processing, phase coherence and de-coherence in qubits, coherent exciton dynamics and optical properties of quantum dots in microcavities;
  • Adiabatic and non-adiabatic dynamics of quantum condensates of finite dimensions. Lectures in theoretical methods will be complemented by reviews of advanced experiments and focused research seminars.

Participants are encouraged to present their work at poster sessions preceded by brief introductory talks.

This School is the forth Condensed Matter Theory School in Windsor, following ESQN' 99, NATO ASI SCFB' 01 and QCCM'03.


Last updated: 16.05.07