Workshop on
Applications and Theoretical aspects on: topological phenomena, time-driven phase transitions, and superconductivity

Chania-Crete-Greece 12-16 July 2021


The workshop aims to gather together experimental and theoretical experts in condensed matter physics to advance the comprehension and discuss further the recent challenging topics on time-dependent phase transitions, topological phenomena, and superconductivity. The aim is to foster the community towards new applications and technological advancements.

As for the time-dependent phase transitions, in recent years the experiments have shown light-induced phase transitions and new fields of application are emerging, including material design. Regarding topological materials, new challenges have arisen to detect the Majorana origin of quantized conductance in superconducting hybrid structures, as well as the effect of interaction on edge channels. Finally, regarding superconductivity, non-conventional pairing and correlation effects dominates the physics of a vast class of 2D materials and novel devices were recently conceived. The workshop will offer a comprehensive overview on these topics and will be a discussion forum to promote new ideas in these fertile fields of research.

The Workshop will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece 12 — 16 July 2021 and is embedded as a parallel event into the International Conference on Statistical Physics (SigmaPhi 2021), which will be hosted at Minoa Palace Resort.


  • Topological phenomena
  • Time-dependent phase transitions
  • Unconventional superconductivity


  • Dr. Carollo Angelo (Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo)
    Multi-parameter quantum metrology in equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium critical systems
  • Dr. Caviglia Andrea (Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology)
    Resonant phonon-driven magnetic phase transitions in complex oxides
  • Prof. Eremin Ilya (Institut für Theoretische Physik III, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
    Collective Modes Out-of-Equilibrium in Unconventional Superconductors with Competing Ground States
  • Prof. Grilli Marco (Department of Physics, University of Rome "Sapienza")
    Dynamical charge density waves pervading the phase diagram of high-Tc superconducting cuprates
  • Dr. Mercaldo Mariateresa (Department of Physics, University of Salerno)
    Designing Nonstandard Andreev-Bound-State Spectra in Majorana Devices
  • Prof. Molenkamp Laurens (Physics Institute (EP3), Würzburg University) 
    Topological physics
  • Prof. Pachos Jiannis (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds)
    Geometric description of topological superconductors
  • Prof. Paladino Elisabetta (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania)
    1/f noise in graphene Josephson Junctions
  • Prof. Pascal Simon (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physiques des Solides)
    Majorana zero modes around skyrmionic textures
  • Dr. Sentef Michael (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
    Nonequilibrium Materials Design



To be announced


For registration please consult the webpage of SigmaPhi 2021

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