The 5th Windsor Summer School

Quantum Phenomena in
Low-Dimensional Materials and Nanostructures

Great Park, Windsor, UK, August 9 - 21, 2010

ICTP Trieste
European Office of Aerospace Research and Development - US Air Force
Office of Naval Research Global

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

Organising Committee:
Boris Altshuler (Columbia Univ NY, USA)
Peter Littlewood (Cambridge, UK)
Walter Metzner (MPI-FKF Stuttgart, Germany)

Cumberland Lodge

This School for postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers will address raising fundamental issues related to new quantum physics discovered in low-dimensional materials and nanostructures, as well as the on-going search for applications of quantum phenomena in new types of functional devices. The programme is designed provide a comprehensive review of the recent progress in the theory and experiment in the following areas:

  • Graphene (fundamental material properties and graphene-based devices)
  • Topological insulators
  • Heterostructures of transition metal oxide compounds
  • Quantum phase transitions
  • Theoretical techniques for strongly correlated low-dimensional systems: bosonisation and renormalization group
  • Physics of new superconductors (such as pnictides)
  • Spin qubits, superconducting qubits, and nanomechanical systems
  • Semiconductor photonics (microcavity polaritons and their condensation, quantum optics of quantum dots)

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


We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this School: European Office of Aerospace Research and Development - US Air Force; Office of Naval Research Global, EPSRC, European Science Foundation, Max-Planck-Institut fur Festkorperforschung, I2CAM, International Centre for Theoretical Physics - UNESCO.

This School is the fifth in the Windsor series, following ESQN' 99, NATO ASI SCFB' 01, QCCM'03 and QTDN'07.

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Last updated: 1 July 2010