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Brazilian-German Wilhelm and Else Heraeus (WEH) Seminar on Superconductivity and Superfluidity: From Condensed Matter to Ultracold Quantum Gases

Workshop | Mon, Oct 14, 2024 | Fri, Oct 18, 2024
Carlos Sa de Melo (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Axel Pelster (RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau)
Rodrigo Pereira (International Institute of Physics - UFRN)


IIP, Natal, Brazil 


Application Deadline: July 1, 2024


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Superconductivity and superfluidity are fascinating macroscopic quantum phenomena that have been at the forefront of research for over one hundred years. New experimental capabilities, systems and samples have led to the discovery of unconventional superconductors with unusual pairing symmetry, to topological superconductors, to the evolution from Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) to Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) superfluidity and to the emergence of supersolids. Novel discoveries in superconductors found in condensed matter physics will be compared to recent developments in the realm of ultracold quantum gases. In general, these two related many-body quantum phenomena are studied independently by condensed matter and atomic/molecular physicists, however this seminar presents a unique opportunity for scientists of these two communities to meet and share their most exciting findings, with the goal of establishing collaborations across fields and nations.

The Binational Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar on Superconductivity and Superfluidity will bring together primarily scientists from Germany and Brazil to discuss the research frontiers in superconductivity and superfluidity in condensed matter and ultracold quantum gases. Scientists from other parts of the world will also participate and provide a global perspective of recent developments. In addition to plenary sessions, where leading experts on superconductivity and superfluidity will present their latest work, the seminar will have contributed talks by some young participants and poster sessions to disseminate widely the research of all attendees.

Main topics:
- non-equilibrium effects in superfluids
- dipolar superfluids and supersolids
- multi-orbital superconductivity
- density driven BCS-BEC crossover
- high-Tc superconductors
- finite momentum pairing
- vortex dynamics and Faraday waves in curved surfaces
- time-dependent disorder in superfluids
- unconventional superconductors


Invited speakers:

Vanderlei Bagnato (University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil)
Annica Black-Schaffer (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Lauriane Chomaz (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Mucio Continentino (CBPF Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ilya Eremin (University of Bochum, Germany)
Rafael Fernandes (University of Minnesota, USA)
Gabriele Ferrari (University of Trento, Italy)
Vivian França (Sao Paulo State University, Brazil)
Hermann Freire (Federal University of Goias, Brazil)
Arnaldo Gammal (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Laura Greene (NHMFL and Florida State University, USA)
Neil Harrison (Los Alamos National Lab, USA)
Yoshihiro Iwasa (Tokyo University, Japan)
Ralf Klemt (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Johann Kroha (University of Bonn, Germany)
Eduardo Marino (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Yuji Matsuda (Kyoto University, Japan)
David Mockli (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Henning Moritz (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Stevan Nadj-Perge (Caltech, USA)
Thereza Paiva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Rossitza Pentcheva (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Jacques Tempere (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Carsten Timm (University of Dresden, Germany)
Artur Widera (RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany)


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