Superconducting Kinetic Inductances

706. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

11 Nov - 13 Nov 2019


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Laura Cardani, INFN Rome, Italy • Dr. Ioan Pop, KIT, Karlsruhe • Dr. Marc Scheffler, U Stuttgart

Over the last two decades, the rapid advances in the mesoscopic physics of superconductors and superconducting devices have resulted in the branching out of the field into several research directions, such as radio-frequency detectors close to the quantum limit, quantum electronics, and fundamental electrodynamics of disordered or granular superconductors. Although the scientific goals and investigation methods can be quite different between communities, there are several overarching themes of interest which are relevant to researchers across these fields. One of the most important is the concept of kinetic inductance, which can play a central role in the electrodynamics of superconducting thin films, therefore being crucial for designing kinetic inductance detectors and high-performance quantum circuits for quantum information processing. The workshop on “Superconducting Kinetic Inductances” will bring together researchers from these three different fields, in order to profit from mutual experiences and foster synergies between communities.

The workshop will be particularly important for PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers: they will get exposed to key scientific results, relevant for their present research, but which they otherwise risk ignoring due to the current lack of communication bridges between the adjacent communities joining for the workshop. Last, but not least, the workshop is also an opportunity to network and branch–out of one’s immediate scientific vicinity, providing precious exposure for young scientists, but also access to established researchers.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.