International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

Summer Courses 2012

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Course CLXXXIII - "Quantum Spintronics and Related Phenomena"

19 - 29 June 2012

Directors: P. Simon (Université Paris Sud), D. Loss (University of Basel)


  • Electronical and optical spin manipulation in solid state systems
  • Quantum information processing with spin qubit systems
  • Spin relaxation and decoherence
  • Spin dependent transport
  • Spin-orbit interactions in semiconductors
  • Quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators

Lecturers and Seminar Speakers

B. Braunecker (Madrid), G. Burkard (Konstanz), W. Coish (Montral), S. de Franceschi (Grenoble), D. DiVincenzo (Jülich), C. Egues (Sao Paulo), M. Lukin (Cambridge), A. MacDonald (Austin), C. Marcus (Cambridge), L. Molenkamp (Würzburg), J. R. Petta (Princeton), S. Tarucha (Tokyo), B. Trauzettel (Würzburg), Y. Tserkovnyak (Los Angeles), R. Warburton (Basel), A. Yacoby (Cambridge), D. M. Zumbühl (Basel).

19 June
20 June
21 June
22 June
23 June
9.00-10.00 Yacoby Yacoby Tarucha
10.00-11.00 Egues Egues Egues Tarucha McDonald
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Warburton Warburton Zumbühl McDonald McDonald
17.00-18.00 Yacoby Warburton Braunecker Tarucha
18.00-19.00 Loss Coish Burkard Sarmath
25 June
26 June
27 June
28 June
29 June
9.00-10.00 Petta Petta DiVincenzo Tserkovnyak
10.00-11.00 Buhmann Buhmann Tserkovnyak Marcus Lukin
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Buhmann DiVincenzo Tserkovnyak Marcus Lukin
15.00-18.00 Poster Session
17.00-18.00 Petta DiVincenzo Poster Session Klinovaja
18.00-19.00 Trauzettel DeFranceschi Schonenberger

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
P. Simon
Laboratoire de Physique des Solides,
Université Paris Sud
91405 ORSAY Cedex (France)
Tel.: ++33-1-69156090

Deadline for application: April 20th, 2012
Participation fee: € 1.300,00 (for attendance, full board, lodging and Proceedings)

Course CLXXXIV - "Physics of Complex Colloids"

3 - 13 July 2012

Directors: F. Sciortino (Sapienza Università di Roma), C. Bechinger (Universität Stuttgart), P. Ziherl (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)


  • Colloidal interactions and phase diagrams
  • Hydrodynamics in colloids
  • Simulation techniques
  • Colloidal arrested states of matter
  • Structural investigations of colloids
  • Synthesis
  • Non-equilibrium phenomena
  • Active Brownian motion
  • Applications

Lecturers and Seminar Speakers

P. Chaikin (New York), M. Dijkstra (Utrecht), D. Frenkel (Cambridge), M. Fuchs (Konstanz), L. A. Hough (Bristol), C. N. Likos (Wien), G. Nägele (Jülich), R. Piazza (Milano), W. Poon (Edinburg), E. Trizac (Paris), C. Van den Broeck (Hasselt), P. G. Vekilov (Houston), B. Vincent (Bristol), A. G. Yodh (Philadelphia), E. Zaccarelli (Roma).

3 July
4 July
5 July
6 July
7 July
9.00-10.00 Frenkel Van den Broeck Naegele Naegele Vincent
10.00-11.00 Frenkel Piazza Piazza Naegele Vincent
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Poon Frenkel Vincent Vekilov Yodh
16.00-17.00 Poon Piazza Poon Piazza
17.00-18.00 Van den Broeck Vincent Frenkel Piazza
18.00-19.00 Van den Broeck Vincent Frenkel
9 July
10 July
11 July
12 July
13 July
9.00-10.00 Naegele Likos Hough Zaccarelli Likos
10.00-11.00 Naegele Likos Fuchs Zaccarelli Likos
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Likos Zaccarelli Bechinger Hough Dijkstra
16.00-17.00 Hough
17.00-18.00 Zaccarelli POSTERS Trizac
18.00-19.00 Zaccarelli POSTERS Chaikin

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
F. Sciortino
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Piazzale A. Moro 2
00185 Roma (Italy)
Tel.: ++39-06-49913799, Fax: ++39-06-4463158

Deadline for application: April 10th, 2012
Participation fee: € 1.300,00 (for attendance, full board, lodging and Proceedings)

Course CLXXXV - "Metrology and Physical Constants"

17 - 27 July 2012

Directors: E. Bava (INRIM, Torino), M. Kühne (BIPM, Sèvres)


  • Metrology: the mission and role of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures
  • New definition of units
  • Physical constants
  • Quantum information and quantum metrology
  • Biological standards
  • Gas analysis
  • Chemical and food metrology
  • Ionizing radiation for health
  • Accurate radiometry from space: an essential tool for climate study
  • Time and frequency
  • Cold atoms and optical clocks
  • Optical methods for environment and art and archaeology

Lecturers and Seminar Speakers

A. Bauch (Braunschweig), P. Becker (Braunschweig), G. Bertotti (Torino), W. Bich (Torino), P. De Natale (Firenze), M. de Podestà (Teddington), N. Fox (Teddington), K. Helmerson (Melbourne), F. Laitano (Roma), F. Levi (Torino), L. E. Locascio (Gaithersburg), M. Milton (Teddington), F. Nez (Paris), T. Quinn (Sèvres), M. Rastello (Torino), M. Stock (Sèvres), P. Tavella (Torino), A. Tzalenchuk (Teddington), K. von Klitzing (Stuttgart), S. A. Wise (Gaithersburg).

17 July
18 July
19 July
20 July
21 July
9.00-10.00 Kühne-Bava von Klitzing Tzalenchuk Rastello Quinn
10.00-11.00 Kühne von Klitzing Tzalenchuk Rastello Quinn
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Kühne Bich De Natale Milton Wise
16.00-17.00 Bich De Natale Milton
17.00-18.00 Rossi Laitano Fox Helmerson
18.00-19.00 Rossi Laitano Fox Helmerson
23 July
24 July
25 July
26 July
27 July
9.00-10.00 Bertotti Levi Choquette Stock Choquette
10.00-11.00 Bertotti Levi Choquette Stock Nez
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Bava Bava Bauch Becker Nez
16.00-17.00 Becker
17.00-18.00 Wise Tavella de Podestà
18.00-19.00 Wise Tavella de Podestà

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
A. M. Rossi
INRIM, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
Strada delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino (Italy)
Tel.: ++39-011-3919342, Fax: ++39-011-346384

Deadline for application: May 5th, 2012
Participation fee: € 1.300,00 (for attendance, full board, lodging and Proceedings)