Lammi Biological Station, 7.1. 2004- 11.1. 2004

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Downloadable presentations


Chairman: Mikko Paalanen
Secretary: Satu Pakarinen

Program Committee: Harry Alles
Tero Heikkilä
Pertti Hakonen
Nikolai Kopnin
Matti Krusius
Jukka Pekola
Juha Tuoriniemi
Grigory Volovik
Local Organizing Committee: Vladimir Eltsov
Antti Finne
Markku Kujala


The Helsinki University Biological Station is located in Lammi about 120 km north of Helsinki. The Station provides a modest peaceful conference site with room and board for up to 100 participants.


Bus transportation will be provided to and from Lammi on Tuesday and Sunday with pickups and dropoffs at the airport and at the campus of HUT. Please, indicate your preferred place for pickup ( hotel, campus or airport) on the registration page. There will be a convenient pickup from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport on Tuesday, 6.1. 2004, at 16:30 o'clock. If you come later, we will have a second shutle bus leaving from the airport at 19:30. The bus with a yellow ULTI/QPLT Lammi sign can be found at the shuttle bus platfrom on the same level as the arrivals halls 2 & 3. The platform is on the very right hand side of the platform area.

You will find public transportation timetables at www.matkahuolto.fi (the place of arrival/departure is Lammi kk (Lammi))

Tuesday 6.1. 2004

15:00 Departure from the Klaus Kurki Hotel/Helsinki city
15:15 Pickup at LTL/Otaniemi
16:30 Pickup from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
18:00 Arrival in Lammi, registration and informal get together party

19:30 Second shuttle bus will leave the airport

Sunday 11.1. 2004

09:30 Departure from Lammi
11:00 Dropoff at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
11:30 Dropoff in downtown Helsinki
12:00 Arrival in Otaniemi


Lammi Biological Station has mainly double rooms. You can indicate your preferred room mate on the pre-registration form or later when registering at the meeting site.


Please, confirm your participation by pre-registering before December 15, 2003 on this form


January is cold and dark with temperatures between -5 and -10 °C. Occasionally temperatures can go down to -20 °C. The likelihood of snow is fairly high. The lake at Lammi will be covered with ice. Warm clothing is recommended if you want to take a walk in the woods of Lammi. Depending on the snow condition Lammi provides excellent possibilities for cross country skiing (bring your own skis).


Overhead and a dataprojectors are available. A local PC, with Microsoft XP system, and with CD and USB memory stick inputs, is available for the Microsoft Powerpoint presentations. However, the use of Adobe PDF files is recommended. A personal portable PC can also be connected to the dataprojector. For the benefit of the audience, handouts of the presentations are encouraged during the symposium. For later downloading of the presentations, the organizers would like collect from each speaker his contribution on a CD to post the whole program on a server.


EU Research Infrastructure grant HPRI-CT-1999-00050, Academy of Finland, Helsinki University of Technology, National Graduate School in Material Science


WEDNESDAY 7.1. 2004

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 19:00 Posters

Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Sessions

08:00 – 08:30 Stig Stenholm: Academician Olli V. Lounasmaa - in memoriam
08:30 – 10:00 Session I (Chairman Stig Stenholm)
George Pickett: Superfluid 3He experiments at lowest possible temperatures
Alexander Andreev: Thermodynamics of superfluidity
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 12:00 Session II (Stig Stenholm)
Michael Steiner: Neutron diffraction and nuclear magnetism
Joe Vinen: Superfluid turbulence
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Session III (George Pickett)
Poul Lindelof: Quantum effects in constrictions of superconductors and semiconductors
Yuri Mukharsky: Electrons on He: A potential quantum computer?
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee
15:00 - 16:30 Session IV (George Pickett)
Hans Ott: Review on recent results on materials with novel properties
Sebastien Balibar: How far can one pressurize a liquid before it crystallizes?
17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
19:00 Sauna, winter swimming and other activities

THURSDAY 8.1. 2004

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 – 19:00 Posters
08:00 – 09:45 Quantum turbulence (Matti Krusius)
Makoto Tsubota: Numerical simulation on quantum turbulence
Carlo Barenghi: Vortex reconnections and turbulence of quantized vortices
Grigory Volovik: Classical and quantum regimes of superfluid turbulence
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Quantum defects in condensed matter and cosmology (Matti Krusius)
Keijo Kajantie: Quantum phenomena at medium temperatures of 1013 K: QCD matter in relativistic heavy ion collisions
Tanmay Vachaspati: Cosmic problems for condensed matter experiment
Emil Polturak: Detection of magnetic flux formed spontaneously during a rapid quench of superconducting films
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Noise in mesoscopic systems (Pertti Hakonen)
Markus Büttiker: Noise as a probe of mesoscopic systems
Christian Glattli: Shot Noise: Electrons vs photons
Edoaurd Sonin: Coulomb blockaded tunnel junction as a noise probe
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Low temperature techniques (Pertti Hakonen)
John Saunders: SQUID NMR
Mikhael Eremets: Superconductivity at megabar pressures: Electrical measurements
Joel Ullom: NIS refrigerator and TES sensor development at NIST.
17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
19:00 Sauna, winter swimming and other activities

FRIDAY 9.1. 2004

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 – 19:00 Posters
08:00 – 09:45 Quantum solids and interfaces (Sebastien Balibar)
Harry Alles: Optical studies on the shape of 3He crystals
Luciano Reatto: Ordered and disordered solid 4He
Reyer Jochemsen: Growth and melting of 3He in a magnetic field
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Spin dynamics of superfluid 3He (John Saunders)
Vladimir Dmitriev: Measurements of the Leggett frequency of 3He-B in aerogel
Yuri Bunkov: Superfluid 3He in aerogel
Igor Fomin: Robust superfluid phases of 3He in aerogel
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Superconductivity (Tero Heikkilä)
Asle Sudbo: Vortices and nodal quasiparticles
Zdenek Janu: Spectroscopy of quasiparticle scattering in superconductors
Nils Schopol: Superconducting quantum interferometers with unconventional grating structure
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Nonequilibrium phenomena (Tero Heikkilä)
Antti Niskanen: Cooper pair sluice: A flux assisted charge pump
Hugues Pothier: Energy and phase relaxation in metallic wires
Francesco Giazotto: Non-thermal energy distribution in electron coolers and tunnel junction controlled SNS transistor
17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
19:00 Sauna, winter swimming and other activities

SATURDAY 10.1. 2004

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 – 19:00 Posters
08:00 – 09:45 Qubits I (Jukka Pekola)
Dmitri Averin: Decoherence in Josephson junction qubits
Valery Ryazanov: Superconductor - ferromagnet - superconductor pi-junctions
Juhn-Jong Lin: Electron Dephasing Times in Disordered Metals
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Qubits II (Jukka Pekola)
Per Delsing: Charge Qubits
Alexander Zorin: Cooper pair cotunneling in superconducting SETs
Olivier Buisson: Quantum measurements using a hysteretic DC-SQUID
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Exotic quantum phenomena (Nikolai Kopnin)
Sorin Paraoanu: Elastic cotunneling in SETs
Andrei Golov: Superflow and textures in a slab of 3He-A
Janne Viljas: Spin-wave radiation from a 3He Josephson junction
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Vortices in superfluids (Nikolai Kopnin)
Ladislav Skrbek: Flow of He II due to an oscillating grid in the low temperature limit
Shaun Fisher: Superfluid turbulence at very low temperatures
Antti Finne: Turbulence in rotating superfluid 3He-B
17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
19:00 Sauna, winter swimming and other activities

Poster presentations

13.1.2004/Peter Berglund