Lammi Biological Station, 21.4. 2006 - 26.4. 2006

Group photo of the meeting

(Group photo of the previous meeting in 2004)

Pictures from the symposium


Chairman & Secretary:Mikko Paalanen

Program & Local Organizing Committee:Tero Heikkilä, Juha Kopu and Heikki Junes


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.


Friday 21.4. 2006

15:15 Bus departure from LTL (Otaniemi campus)
15:35 Pickup from downtown Helsinki (Railway square)
16:30 Pickup from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
18:00 Arrival in Lammi, registration and informal get together party

Wednesday 26.4. 2006

13:00 Departure from Lammi
14:30 Dropoff at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
15:00 Dropoff in downtown Helsinki
15:30 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 as soon as possible on this form.


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 Transnational Access-to-Research-Infrastructure Grant RITA-CT-2003-504313, Academy of Finland, NordForsk, Helsinki University of Technology, National Graduate School in Material Science


SATURDAY 22.4. 2006

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:45 Noise, correlations and full counting statistics (chairman Jukka Pekola)
Wolfgang Belzig: Full Counting Statistics in Superconducting Heterostructures
Peter Samuelsson: Current cross correlations in mesoscopic conductors
Henning Schomerus: Prompt entanglement of a flying to a static qubit in an Aharonov-Bohm double electrometer
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Frequency dependent fluctuations (Jukka Pekola)
Yaroslav Blanter: Single-electron tunneling with strong mechanical feedback
Frank Hekking: Finite-frequency quantum noise in an interacting mesoscopic conductor
Richard Deblock: Emission/Absorption asymmetry in the quantum noise of a Josephson junction
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Non-Gaussian noise and its measurement (Tero Heikkilä)
Edouard Sonin: Statistics of electron tunneling
Hermann Grabert: Josephson junctions as on-chip noise detectors
Hugues Pothier: Detection of non-gaussian current fluctuations in a tunnel junction with a Josephson junction
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Josephson systems (Tero Heikkilä)
Dieter Koelle: Josephson ratchets: Experimental observation of directed motion induced by deterministic drives and by fluctuations
Igor Sosnin: Quantum oscillations of thermopower in mesoscopic N/S systems
Yuri Galperin: Decoherence in Josephson qubits due to low-frequency noise
17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
18:00 - 19:00 Poster Session
19:00 - Sauna, cold water swimming and other activities

SUNDAY 23.4. 2006

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:45 Nonequilibrium and relaxation in nanostructures (Nikolai Kopnin)
Wiebke Guichard: Observation of radiative cooling of electrons through superconducting leads
Ilari Maasilta: Thermal relaxation by phonons and photons in metallic nanostructures
Jukka Pekola: Measurement of current fluctuations by Josephson junction threshold detector
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Quantum transport (Nikolai Kopnin)
Dmitri Golubev: Effect of Coulomb interaction on noise and transport properties of weakly reflecting quantum point contacts
Valerii Vinokur: Transport in granular metals and superconductors
Göran Johansson: A superconducting charge qubit coupled to a slow oscillator: read-out and decoherence
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Selection Panel meeting, Biological station and its research activities
15:00 - Excursion to Hämeenlinna, conference dinner

MONDAY 24.4. 2006

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:45 Superconductivity and other phenomena in carbon nanotubes (Pertti Hakonen)
Christian Schönenberger: Spin transport and double dots in carbon nanotubes
Hélène Bouchiat: Superconductivity in carbon nanotubes
Poul Lindelöf: Superconducting-carbon nanotube-superconducting proximity junctions
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Quantum engineering (Pertti Hakonen)
Yuriy Makhlin: Landau-Zener interferometry with a Josephson charge qubit
Sorin Paraoanu: Collapsing macroscopic wavefunctions in quantum circuits
Per Delsing: Single electron counting
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Physical analogies and connections to other fields (Grigory Volovik)
Giovanni Amelino-Camelia: Can the cond-mat perspective help us on the way to quantum gravity?
Ralf Schützhold: Horizons in quantum phase transitions
Etienne Rolley: Hydraulic jump in superfluid helium
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Quantum turbulence (Matti Krusius)
Joe Vinen: What can we learn about quantum turbulence from experiments on vibrating structures in 4He?
George Pickett: Looking at vorticity in superfluid 3He in the T~0 limit
Ladislav Skrbek: Turbulence in He II
17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
18:00 - 19:00 Poster Session
19:00 - Sauna, cold water swimming and other activities

TUESDAY 25.4. 2006

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:45 Quantum solids and mixtures (Harry Alles)
Alexander Parshin: New experiments on 3He crystal surface
Reyer Jochemsen: Growth of 3He in external magnetic field
Brian Cowan: Critical phase separation in solid isotopic helium mixtures
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Computational studies of quantum systems (Erkki Thuneberg)
Makoto Tsubota: Numerical analysis of quantum turbulence
Luciano Reatto: On the supersolid state of 4He
Matthias Eschrig: Unconventional proximity effect in superconductor/ferromagnet hybrid structures
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Superfluid 3He (Juha Kopu)
Richard Haley: Colliding AB interfaces in superfluid helium-3 as an analogue for brane annihilation
Vladimir Dmitriev: NMR studies of textures in 3He-B in aerogel
Yuriy Bunkov: Semisuperfluidity in 3He
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee
15:15 - 17:00 Experimental methods in quantum liquids (Vladimir Eltsov)
Andrei Golov: Vortex dynamics in superfluid 4He without normal component
Peter Skyba: Tuning fork - a tool probing the properties of quantum liquids
Hideo Yano: Turbulent flow of superfluid 4He generated by a vibrating wire
17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
18:00 - 19:00 Poster Session
19:00 - Sauna, cold water swimming and other activities

WEDNESDAY 26.4. 2006

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:45 Exotic behaviour in quantum liquids (Matti Krusius)
Sébastien Balibar: Metastability of superfluid helium at high pressure
John Saunders: Mesoscopic normal and superfluid 3He
Paul Leiderer: Electrons on liquid helium: transport phenomena in confined geometry
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee
10:15 - 12:00 Classical turbulence (Grigory Volovik)
Victor L'vov: Phenomenology of wall bounded turbulence
Marc Rabaud: Rotating turbulence: from 3D to 2D
Sergey Nazarenko: Using ideas of classical wave turbulence theory in describing quantum systems
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Transportation to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Poster presentations

If you wish to present a poster, contact Tero Heikkilä or Juha Kopu

21.4.2006 / Juha Kopu