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1st São Paulo School of Advanced Science: Spintronics and Quantum Computation | São Carlos - SP

Grant number: 09/54592-0
Support type:Research Grants - Organization of Scientific Meeting - São Paulo School of Advanced Science
Duration: November 01, 2010 - November 05, 2010
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:José Carlos Egues de Menezes
Grantee:José Carlos Egues de Menezes
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
ESPCA date: November 01, 2010 - November 05, 2010
Registration deadline: Closed

Abstract

Here we present a proposal for the organization of an advanced School on Spintronics and Quantum Computation within the FAPESP call "Escola São Paulo de Ciência Avançada". We emphasize that this theme is intrinsically multidisciplinary, which makes it particularly attractive to graduate students and postdocs working on distinct research areas within Condensed Matter Physics (magnetism, semiconductor nanostructures and metals) and Quantum optics. The school program will consist essentially of four tutorials of four hours each, delivered by world leading scientists in their respective fields. In addition, there will be a few invited and plenary talks discussing state-of-the-art results in the literature. We have already the confirmed participation of four of the most outstanding researchers in the field: Prof. David Awschalom (UCSB, 2007 Buckley-prize winner), Prof. Michael Flatté (Iowa), Prof. Stuart Parkin (IBM) and Prof. Daniel Loss (Basel, Switzerland). These researchers will also encourage their graduate students and postdoctoral associates to attend our School. Our School program is broad enough to be appealing to graduate students with distinct backgrounds within Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Optics. As part of a special event during the School, we plan to have a "tutorial for authors and referees" (in an evening session) run by Dr. Peter Adams, Chief Editor of Physical Review B, and Dr. Daniel Ucko (Assistant Editor of Physical Review Letters). This is particularly important for graduate students and young postdocs as a means to make them acquainted with the publication process, in particular the preparation of manuscripts and the refereeing "process. Both Dr. Peter Adams and Dr. Daniel Ucko have already confirmed their participation in the event. Another special session within the school will address funding opportunities for international cooperation and exchange programs available via FAPESP agreements with other International funding agencies. (AU)