Frontiers of Low Temperature Physics

On August 17th-21st, 2017 the International Conference ‘ULT 2017: Frontiers of Low Temperature Physics’ was held at Heidelberg University. Maxim Kagan, Professor at HSE School of Electronic Engineering took part in the event.

Around 200 renowned scholars in low temperature physics and cryogenic engineering as well as young researchers from Europe, USA, Japan and Russia participated in the conference.

During the conference, reports were presented during morning and afternoon sessions and poster presentations were held in the evening.

Research and technical companies from Germany, Holland, England and Finland working in cryogenic technology, demonstrated their latest achievements and developments. Springer, the German publishing house, also presented its latest scientific monographs, including the book ‘Modern Trends in superconductivity and superfluidity’ by Maxim Kagan, who talked on ‘Electron Polaron Effect and inhomogeneous distributions of spin and charge in strongly correlated electron systems’ during the section on magnetism and physics of heavy fermions. At the beginning of the report, the researcher informed the participants about research activity of MIEM in general, and the School of Electronic Engineering in particular, and then spoke about the latest work on the subject carried out by MIEM scholars.

The report aroused interest among the participants. Many of them, especially young researchers, asked questions about HSE and MIEM.

Maxim Kagan also took part in the discussions at the sections dedicated to superfluid helium, superconductivity and quantum crystals.

He reported that most productive discussions were held with the researchers from the Royal Holloway, University of London on superconductivity of thin films, and from New York University, the University at Buffalo and the University of Pennsylvania on superfluidity in quantum crystals.

The researchers agreed to find resources to organize lectures for the MIEM Professor in the US and the UK, and to establish and develop international cooperation with MIEM.