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. Preliminary list of lecturers (not complete) :

Ali Bozbey – TOBB University – Ankara, Turkey

Natascia de Leo – INRIM – Torino, Italy

Pascal Febvre – Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France

Coenrad Fourie – Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa

Carmine Granata – CNR – Napoli, Italy

Johannes Kohlmann – PTB – Braunschweig, Germany

Juergen Kunert – IPHT – Jena, Germany

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

Ronny Stolz – IPHT – Jena, Germany