Quantum Matter for Quantum Technologies

Workshop, May 21st - 23rd 2024

Quantum materials hold the key to unlocking the next frontier of quantum advancements, and at the forefront of this transformation are innovative Josephson junction concepts designed to harness the inherent properties of these quantum materials. This includes pioneering approaches such as integrating Josephson junctions into 2D materials, exploring the intriguing realm of twisted bilayers, devising semiconductor-based superconducting qubits, understanding novel phenomena in chiral and nodal superconductors, just to name a few. Within this diverse landscape, these developments bring forth a wealth of advanced functionalities, including the ability to fine-tune quantum systems through electric gate control, compatibility with magnetic fields, and the exploration of unconventional Josephson potentials.

In this workshop, our vision is to nurture collaborative synergy among diverse scientific communities that have been somewhat disconnected. This collaborative effort aims to foster innovation and deepen our comprehension of various facets leading to novel qubit concepts based on exotic Josephson potentials, novel properties of Josephson quantum matter and the exploration of topological effects. Additionally, we aspire to delve into recent proposals that revolve around unconventional superconductivity. Our shared goal is to establish a new technological paradigm within the realm of quantum technologies, pushing the boundaries of what is currently achievable with standard superconducting circuits and unlocking the full potential of quantum materials and Josephson junctions.

This workshop is organized by SPICE as part of the Gutenberg International Conference Center (GICC) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The GICC is funded through the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) university allowance in the Excellence Strategy program and aims at fostering JGU as a national and international research hub. By organizing regular conferences and workshops in fields of excellent JGU research, the GICC provides a platform to build interest networks and collaborations – to promote exchange and dialog among academics and research groups from all over the world.

If you are interested in this SPICE-Workshop, please click the button below, to apply before March 18th, 2024. If your application is successful, you will be contacted in March 2024 with a link to register. The conference fee is 450 euros. Accommodation is not included. The online conference fee (live in Zoom participation) is 50 euros. Poster Sessions and Poster Flash Presentations will be organized only for those attending in person.


Ramón Aguado, CSIC
Mario Amado Montero, USAL
Jacobo Santamaria, UCM

Invited Speakers

Manuel Bibes, CNRS
Silke Bühler-Paschen, TU Wien
María José Calderón, CSIC
Anasua Chatterjee, TU Delft/University of Copenhagen
Liam Cohen, University of California
Szabolcs Csonka, BME
Mandar Deshmukh, TIFR
Klaus Ensslin, ETHZ
Claudia Felser, MPI CPFS
Francesco Giazotto, SNS
Marcelo Goffman, CEA Saclay
Srijit Goswami, TU Delft
Alexander Hamilton, UNSW
Ewelina Hankiewicz, JMU
Jeanie Lau, OSU
Floriana Lombardi, Chalmers
Prineha Narang, UCLA
Manuel Pino, USAL-Nanoetch
Marta Pita-Vidal, IBM Zurich/TU Delft
Marco Polini, Pisa University
Javier Villegas, CNRS-Thales
Joel Wang, MIT