Les Diablerets, Switzerland, September 28-30, 2007


Friday, September 28


11:00 - 12:00 Registration at the Eurotel for all participants
11:30 Aperitif
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Registration at the conference center
13:45 Welcoming remarks

Superconductivity I

chair M. Sigrist (ETHZ

13:50 F.-C. Zhang (invited, Univ. of Hong-Kong) "Phenomenological theory for under-doped high Tc copper oxides: Fermi surface and quantum oscillations"
14:25 R. Khasanov (Univ. Zürich) "Evidence for complex order parameter in cuprate high-temperature superconductors"
14:40 E. Van Heumen (Univ. Geneva) "Optical properties of HgBa2CuO4"
14:55 E. Morenzoni (PSI) "Depth resolved investigations of superconductivity and magnetism in cuprate trilayers"
15:10 J. Mesot (invited, ETH & PSI) "Dynamical Susceptibility in the Underdoped Regime of La2-xSrxCuO4"
15:45 - 16:15 1' short poster presentations - even numbers (chair Ch. Renner)
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break

Interface Engineering

chair Ø. Fischer (Univ. Geneva)

16:45 G.-A. Sawatzky (invited, Univ. of British Columbia) "New Quantum Materials via Interface Engineering"
17:20 J.-M. Triscone (invited, Univ. Geneva) "Superconducting interfaces between insulating oxides"
17:55 - 18:25 1' short poster presentations - even numbers (chair J. Mesot)

18:25 - 20:15 Poster session I and Commercial Exhibit at the Conference Center
(Posters with even numbers)

20:30 Dinner

Saturday, September 29


Superconductivity II

chair P. Aebi (Univ. Neuchâtel)

8:30 A. Kaminski (invited, Ames Laboratory) "Is pseudogap important for high temperature superconductivity?"
9:05 I. Maggio-Aprile (Univ. Geneva) "The tunneling detected pseudogap phase on cuprates: evidence from YBa2Cu4O8 and La2-xSrxCuO4"
9:20 N. Laflorencie (EPFL) "Field induced new bosonic phases in quantum antiferromagnets"
9:35 S. Huber (ETHZ) "The emergence of an amplitude mode"
9:50 - 10:20 Coffee break and commercial exhibit


chair A. Schilling (Univ. Zürich)

10:20 X. Obradors (invited, Univ. Barcelona) "Chemical solution approaches to self-assembled and nanocomposite nanostructured superconducting films"
10:55 R. Flükiger (invited, Univ. Geneva) "Recent results on Applied Superconductivity in view of industrial applications"
11:30 L. Antognazza (Univ. Geneva) "Comparison between the behaviour of HTS thin film grown on sapphire and coated conductors for fault current limiter application"
11:45 C. Beneduce (Bruker Biospin AG) "New challenges in high field superconducting magnets"
12:00 M. Schneider (ETH & PSI) "Polarized Neutron reflectivity and magnetic properties of FeCoV/TiNx supermirrors"
12:15-12:35 1' short poster presentations - odd numbers (chair Ch. Renner)
12:40 Lunch
  Free afternoon

Theory and modelling

chair D. Baeriswyl (Univ. Fribourg)

16:00 M. Troyer (invited, ETHZ) "An Introduction to Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations"
16:35 B. Thielmann (ETH & PSI) "Continuous spin-excitation spectrum in the Luttinger-liquid phase of a novel spin-ladder"
16:50 A. Laeuchli (EPFL) "Dynamical Spin Correlations of Antiferromagnetic Spin Systems in a Magnetic Field"
17:05 M. Weller (ETHZ) "Pressure induced quenching of the inhomogeneous ground state of CeAl3"
17:20-17:55 1' short poster presentations - odd numbers (chair J. Mesot)


18:30 - 20:30 Poster session II and Commercial Exhibit at the Conference Center
(Posters with odd numbers)

20:45 Dinner banquet

Sunday, September 30


Magnetism and Ferroelectricity

chair D. van der Marel (Univ. Geneva)

8:30 S.-W. Cheong (invited, Rutgers Univ.) “Magnetic Twists for Ferroelectricity
9:05 Y. Bodenthin (PSI) “Exciting magnetic moments by an electric field in multiferroics
9:20 M. Dawber (Univ. Geneva) “Artificially layered ferroelectric superlattices: Tailored properties and exotic transitions
9:35 A. Drew (Univ. Fribourg) “First measurement of the injected spin polarisation and spin penetration length in any material
9:50 - 10:20 Coffee break

Organics and novel superconductors

chair M. Grioni (EPFL)

10:20 A. Morpurgo (invited, Delft. Univ.) “Quantum Transport through Graphene”
10:55 C. Iniotakis (ETHZ) “Andreev bound states and tunneling characteristics of a non-centrosymmetric superconductor
11:10 R. Lortz (Univ. Geneva) “Superconductivity beyond the Pauli limit: Calorimetric evidence for a Fulde-Ferrel-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state in layered organic superconductors
11:45 Lunch

Novel Materials

chair H.-R, Ott (ETHZ)

13:00 R. Cava (invited, Princeton Univ.) “Structural characteristics of layered triangular cobaltates
13:35 B. Sipos (EPFL) “Pressure induced superconductivity in the proximity of CDW phase in dichalcogenides
13:50 A. Sacchetti (ETHZ) “Optical Properties of Rare-Earth Tri-Telluride Charge-Density-Wave Compounds

Crystal Growth

chair J. Karpinski (ETHZ)

14:05 K. Conder (invited, PSI) “Crystal growth of oxides by Optical Floating Zone technique
14:25 E. Giannini (invited, Univ. Geneva) “Growth and structural investigations of Bi-based superconducting cuprates
14:45 Concluding remarks, end of the workshop