Scientific program of the 2016 summer school in Sardinia

The  program of the 2016 summer school consisted of 36 lectures of 45 mn.

The schedule was the following :

scientific-program

Scientific program of the 2016 summer school in pdf format : pdf

Courses included general and generic considerations about superconducting electronics :

  • flux quantization, Meissner effect, proximity effect, etc.
  • properties of low- and high- temperature superconductors
  • physics and properties of Josephson junctions (SIS, SNS, SNIS, SINIS, SFS, SFIS, etc.)

They were developed and emphasized within five main topics :

  • theory
    • low-temperature and high-temperature superconductivity
    • proximity effect
    • Josephson junctions
  • detectors
    • THz detectors
    • SIS mixers
    • Hot Electron Bolometers (HEB)
    • Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs)
    • SNSPDs
    • Transition Edge Sensors
  • SQUIDs
    • Theory on SQUIDs
    • Different kinds of SQUIDs : DC-SQUIDs, rf-SQUIDs, digital SQUIDs, SQIFs, nanoSQUIDs, …
    • Applications of SQUIDs: Nano-SQUIDs, CCC, Biomagnetism, MRI, Geophysics
    • Readout of SQUIDs
  • superconducting electronics
    • digital electronics
      • principles, Single-Flux-Quantum Logic (SFQ), eSFQ, …
      • design and layout tools
      • design of complex circuits : VHDL, digital versus analog library, ALU design
      • practicals
  • quantum information :
    • qu-bits
    • quantum computing
  • cryogeny and cryogenic systems
    • cryogeny at liquid helium and liquid nitrogen
    • cryogeny for superconducting electronics

List of lecturers :

Horst Rogalla – NIST – Boulder, Colorado, USA – IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Mikhail Belogolovskii – Donetsk University – Vinnitsa, Ukraine

Nicolas Bergeal – LPEM, ESPCI – Paris, France

Ali Bozbey – TOBB University – Ankara, Turkey

Olivier Buisson – Institut Néel, CNRS – Grenoble, France

Denis Crété – THALES, Palaiseau, France

Pascal Febvre – Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France

Coenrad Fourie – Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa

Carmine Granata – CNR – Napoli, Italy

Alexandre Karpov – National University of Science and Technology – Moscow, Russia

Johannes Kohlmann – PTB – Braunschweig, Germany

Mikko Kiviranta – VTT Technical Research Center – Espoo, Finland

Juergen Kunert – IPHT – Jena, Germany

Sergio Pagano – University of Salerno –  Italy

Alain Ravex – Absolut System – Seyssinet-Pariset, France

Ronny Stolz – IPHT – Jena, Germany