Superconductor-Insulator Transitions

May 18, 2009 – May 23, 2009

Location

Trieste, Italy

Organizers

Mikhail Feigelman, Landau Institute, Moscow;

Markus Muller, University of Geneva;

Zvi Ovadyahu, Hebrew University, Jerusalem;

Marc Sanquer, CEA, Grenoble;

Vladimir Kravtsov, ICTP, Trieste

Overview

The idea of the workshop is to bring together about 25 world-leading experts of the various experimental and theoretical aspects of the superconductor-insulator transition.  We plan a 6-day workshop with about 4 research presentations per day so as to allocate ample time for focused discussions as well as collaborative research work.  We intend to have a significant discussion time following each talk and to have one or two round table discussions aout controversial subjects.  We consider it important to have extended time allocated to the discussion of the overlap or mutual exclusiveness of theoretical proposals, the experimental evidence for one or the other scenario, as well as for the open questions that arise from this discussion.