International workshop

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici

Palazzo Serra di Cassano

 Via Monte di Dio, 14 -  Naples, Italy
May 28 - June 1, 2001


Organized by

Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici di Napoli
Istituto di Cibernetica del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Associazione Macroscopic Quantum Coherence and Computing (MQC2)

University of Jyväskylä


Also supported by

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)

Dipartimento Scienze Fisiche dell'Università di Napoli "Federico II"
Università di Napoli “Federico II”
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Unità di Napoli (INFM)

MURST - Sviluppo di Componentistica Avanzata e Applicazioni Biomedicali


under auspices of

Rete superconduttività - INFM

Steering Committee:
Jukka Pekola,  University of Jyväskylä, Finland Chairman
Berardo Ruggiero, Istituto di Cibernetica del CNR e INFN, Napoli, Italy
Paolo Silvestrini, Istituto di Cibernetica del CNR e INFN, Napoli, Italy


Aim of workshop

The workshop will focus on recent experimental and theoretical results in the field of superconducting nano-electronics. The idea is to combine physics with present and future technological applications: both fundamental and applied aspects will be covered. Special emphasis will be given to quantum coherence and computing using small Josephson junctions, noise in ultrasensitive nanodevices, and possibilities of making use of superconductivity in various on-chip devices.


Participants are welcome to submit their recent results relative to the workshop topics.

The participation is limited to about 150 attendants.

 The Registration Fee is $250.00 =(US dollars, or the equivalent in Lire), it includes abstract booklet, proceedings, and social event. A special reduced fee for Ph.D. students is $150.00  it includes abstract booklet, and  proceedings.  The registration form must be sent to the Secretariat within April 15, 2001.

The Registration Fee can be paid as follows:

  • By BANK TRANSFER made payble to:

             MQC2 - Associazione Macroscopic Quantum Coherence and Computing

            Account n° 652742-30 -   ABI 03002 - CAB 40100

            Bank name: BANCA DI ROMA Ag. n°2

            Bank  address: Piazza Capomazza 5B,  I-80078 Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy

            Indicating full name and istitution of the paying partecipant and specifying  the name of the Workshop: SNED 2001

  •  By CASH (US dollars, or the equivalent in Lire) directly at the Secretary's Desk during the first day of the Workshop.


Travel and Accommodation Arrangements

Those planning to attend the Workshop are strongly recommended to schedule their travel plans well in advance.  Naples International Airport has direct connections with many European cities. Check this website for Travel Information on how to reach Naples.

Participants are advised to contact Mrs.Mazzarella for hotel reservation, so that she can compose a list of all participants. Please communicate your data (name, surname, Hotel's category requested, arrival and departure dates) as soon as possible: we can't garantee any accomodation for requests received after April 15, 2001. A list of hotels contacted by the organizers can be found under Hotel.

For more hotel information check the Hotels Website. For more general information about Naples check the Tourist Website.


Social event
On May 31st there will be a gala dinner, in Villa Signorini, at 9:00 p.m..


Important dates



For further informations please contact:

Workshop Secretariat

Anna Maria Mazzarella

Istituto di Cibernetica,  CNR, Via Toiano 6,

I-80072 Arco Felice (Naples), Italy

Tel: (+39 81) 8534139 -  FAX:(+39 81) 5267654

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