Atomic tunneling Systems and fluctuating Spins interacting with superconducting Qubits

International Workshop
25 February - 1 March 2019

Atomic tunneling systems and fluctuating spins
constitute a serious nuisance for various Josephson
junction-based devices, where they act as a source
of noise and decoherence.
The workshop aims to advance the fundamental
understanding of tunneling systems, spins and
superconducting qubits and their interaction, and
to promote progress towards future applications
like quantum computing.

Topics include

  • origin of noise in Josephson junctions
  • relaxation processes and decoherence times in
    superconducting qubits
  • physics and dynamics of tunneling systems
  • microscopic nature of tunneling systems
  • probing individual tunneling systems
  • tunneling systems far from equilibrium
  • the role of nuclear spins in tunneling systems
    and Josephson junctions
  • fluctuating electric dipoles and magnetic
    moments in superconducting circuits
  • spin-glass physics
  • prospects of quantum computing
  • origin of 1/f noise in superconducting qubits
  • production and morphology of thin oxidebarriers
    in Josephson junction

Invited speakers

Yoakim Bergli (NO)
Alexander Burin (US)
Jared Cole (AU)
Martin Cyster (AU)
Lara Faoro (FR)
Andrew Fefferman (FR)
Yuri Galperin (NO)
Sebastian de Graaf (UK)
Pertti Hakonen (FI)
Nadav Katz (IL)
Sebastian Kempf (DE)
Sergy Kubatkin (SE)
Jürgen Lisenfeld (DE)
John Martinis (US)
Shlomi Matityahu (IL)
Clemens Mueller (CH)
Peter Nalbach (DE)
Jukka Pekola (FI)
Kevin Osborn (US)
Yaniv Rosen (US)
Georg Weiss (DE)
Clare Yu (US)

Scientific Coordinators

Christian Enss
(University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Moshe Schechter
(Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Alexander Shnirman
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)


Maria Voigt
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)



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