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DPG Physics School 2010
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

12 - 17 September 2010, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Nano-Spintronics

Jürgen König (University Duisburg-Essen) & Manfred Bayer (TU Dortmund)


During the last couple of years a wealth of novel phenomena concerning spins in condensed matter have been revealed, which promise application in the emerging fields of spin electronics and quantum information technologies. These topics will be addressed by the school, with special emphasis on coherent control of few or even individual spins in nanostructures. The aim is to provide PhD students but also Master/Diplom students and young postdocs an overview of the field. Generation, manipulation and detection of spins may be achieved by electric transport, by optical means, or by combination of the two approaches. Internationally leading scientists have agreed to come to Bad Honnef and give tutorial lectures, introducing the basic concepts, describing major research advancements and opening perspectives for this attractive field of research.
Participants are strongly encouraged to present their research work at a poster session.

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Invited Lecturers
  • Hendrik Bluhm (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
    Two electron logical spin qubits in electrostatically defined GaAs quantum dots
  • Guido Burkard (University of Konstanz, Germany)
    Spin qubits in semiconductor and graphene quantum dots
  • Scott Crooker (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
    Spin noise and spin imaging in semiconductor spin transport devices
  • Sophia Economou (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, USA)
    Theory of coherent manipulation of spin in quantum dots
  • Fedor Jeletzko (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
    Spin dynamics of NV-centers in diamond
  • Jens Paaske (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
    Cotunneling and Kondo effect in quantum dots
  • Thomas Schäpers (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
    Spin-orbit effects in semiconductors with reduced dimensions
  • Christian Schoenenberger (University of Basel, Switzerland)
    I: Spin and Charge Transport in Nanowire-based Hybrid Quantum Dots
    II: Crossed Andreev Reflection in Metallic and Semiconducting-Nanowire based Hybrid Devices
  • Lars Schreiber (Kavli Inititute of NanoScience, Delft, The Netherlands)
    Single electron spin qubits in electrostatically defined GaAs dots
  • Alexander Shnirmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
    Geometric phases and spin-orbit effects
  • Duncan Steel (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
    Quantum information with optically controlled spins in quantum dots
  • Ulrich Zuelicke (Massey University, New Zealand)
    Spin-dependent electronic transport due to spin-orbit coupling

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