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Superconducting Hybrids @ Extreme – Tatry (Slovakia), 10-13 March 2020

Superconducting Hybrids @ Extreme – Tatry (Slovakia), 10-13 March 2020

The workshop „Superconducting Hybrids @ Extreme” organized in the framework of the COST action CA16218 will be focused on recent advances in superconducting coherent hybrid structures at extreme experimental conditions of ultralow temperatures, high magnetic fields, high pressures and at nanoscale. It aims at boosting discussions on superconducting nanostructures and materials, nanoscale devices, hybrids made of superconducting and magnetic systems, topological materials, superfluids and strongly correlated electron systems addressed by different kinds of techniques from nanoprobes to transport, thermodynamic and magnetic measurements. Theoretical works on the topics are welcome, too. Stimulating discussions between experiment, theory and computational approaches are expected.

Topics of the workshop:

  1. Novel quantum states in superconductors and topological materials
  2. Extreme disorder, low domensionality, coherence
  3. Superconductivity @ extreme (pressure, field, temperature)
  4. Strongly correlated electron systems and high-Tc superconductors
  5. Josephson junctions and arrays
  6. Superconductor/ferromagnet hybrids
  7. Coherent phenomena at mesoscopic and nanoscale (including vortex physics).
  8. Novel materials, hybrids, properties.
  9. Applications benefiting from quantum coherence of superconducting hybrids

Important date: Hotel reservation/payment. Registration. Abstract submission. December 15, 2019

Meeting schedule


Preliminary Invited speakers:



Registration and Abstract

Please download the Registration and abstract form and submit it per email to

No registration fee will be raised for participants of the countries included in the COST Action. The COST Action will, in addition, support a limited amount of participants covering travelling, full board and accommodation.


Štrbské Pleso, Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia

Štrbské Pleso is a spa mountain resort in Vysoké Tatry, the highest mountains in Slovakia located in the north side of the country. The Hotel Patria ( is situated conveniently at the mountain lake Štrbské Pleso. Beautiful promenades around the lake, hiking trails in the mountains and the ski resort (opened until April) are waiting at your door. At the beginning of March, temperatures in Štrbské Pleso are around 0 °C and snow conditions in the ski center are very good for both, cross country and downhill skiing.


All participants should make a reservation of their stay sending an e-mail to Hotel Patria to For your reservation, please mark that you are participating at the conference Superconducting Hybrids @ Extreme.

Payment of accomodation and full board expenses for the conference period (starting from dinner on Tuesday March 10th and finishing with lunch on Friday March 13th, i.e. up to 480 €) must be arranged directly with the Hotel by each participant before December 15th. The expenses of participants from COST countries may be eligible for reimbursement following the COST rules as specified in the Vademecum. The COST Action will support a limited amount of participants. To optimize funds, we will communicate the level of support together with abstract acceptance during the week of 13-17 of January, 2020.

Stays before and after the workshop are possible upon your private arrangements with the hotel.

How to get there

The closest (100 km) airport is in Košice with daily flight connections to Vienna, Prague and Warsaw. The Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest airports are 300, 400 and 300 km, respectively. There is a regular shuttle service from Budapest Airport to Košice. From Košice and Bratislava a convenient train connection every 2 hours during the day is available. To reach Štrbské Pleso, the intercity train should be changed in Štrba station for the cog railway going directly to Štrbské Pleso.

Shuttle bus from Košice to Hotel Patria is offered upon request. The bus will depart from the Center of Low Temperature Physics (Park Angelinum 9, Košice) on March 10th in the afternoon. Guided tours in the laboratories of the Center will be organized for conference participants prior to bus departure. The shuttle bus will take participants also back to Košice after the workshop.  Request for shuttle transfer from and/or back to Košice must be declared before February 14th.


Peter Samuely, Pavol Szabó, Jozef Kačmarčík, Zuzana Vargaeštokova

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