Summer school program

The 2018 summer school program is composed of about 36 lectures of 45 mn. See the program of the 2016 summer school to have an idea of the general flavour of the school. The 2018 program will feature different lecturers and new courses as well.

Courses will include general and specific 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.)

This includes :

  • 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
  • quantum information :
    • qu-bits
    • quantum computing
  • cryogeny and cryogenic systems
    • cryogeny at liquid helium and liquid nitrogen
    • cryogeny for superconducting electronics

Fifteen to eighteen lecturers are planned. A preliminary list of lecturers (not complete) is given below with the main topics of lectures. All lectures will be organized in a coherent way to give a global overview of the field.

Mikhail Belogolovskii – Donetsk University – Vinnitsa, Ukraine – Superconducting Proximity Effect and Josephson Junctions, the basis for Superconducting Electronics

Ali Bozbey – TOBB University – Ankara, Turkey – HDL modelling of complex superconducting digital circuits

Faouzi Boussaha – Observatoire de Paris, France – Ultrasensitive superconducting submm/THz detectors

Olivier Buisson  – Institut Néel, CNRS – Grenoble, France – Superconducting qubit and high fidelity readout

Stefania Della Penna – Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies – G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti, ItalyApplication of SQUIDs to basic and clinical Neuroscience

Natascia de Leo – INRIM – Torino, Italy – Current and recent fabrication processes for superconducting electronics

Pascal Febvre – Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France –  Physics and properties of superconducting digital electronics

Coenrad Fourie – Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa – Design tools and parameters extraction of superconducting digital circuits

Carmine Granata – CNR – Napoli, Italy – NanoSQUIDs

Olivia Chen (Qiuyun Xu) – Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan – Adiabatic Quantum-Flux-Parametron Logic Family : Towards Extremely Energy-Efficient Computing

Johannes Kohlmann – PTB – Braunschweig, Germany – Josephson Voltage Standards

Juergen Kunert – IPHT – Jena, Germany – Thin film technology for the FLUXONICS Foundry

Alain Ravex – Cryoconsult, France – Cryogenics for  superconducting electronics

Jie Ren – CAS Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), China – Superconducting Digital Electronics in This Century : from Lower Energy Consumption to the Ultimate Thermodynamic Threshold

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

Ronny Stolz – IPHT – Jena, Germany – DC SQUIDs