Scope of the conference

The objective of this conference is to bring together leading scientists actively working in different sub-fields of superconducting nanostructures and strongly correlated systems in order to discuss recent advances in both theory and experiment and to promote new collaborations.

[Topics of the conference]
Quantum coherence of electrons is of particular importance in
superconducting nano structures. A number of phase sensitive phenomena have been discovered in the last decade. In addition,
novel quantum phenomena are still expected in the future.

For instance, in a nanostructured system, like a superconductor (S) / normal metal (N) junction, a Cooper pair penetrates into a normal metal by the proximity effect in the presence of coherence.
It is well known that such Cooper pairs drastically affects low energy electric transport such as tunneling conductance and Josephson current. The proximity effect is sensitive to pairing symmetry of a superconductor. Namely novel aspect of proximity effect is expected in NS junctions consisting new types of superconductor. Therefore we focus also on mechanisms of unconventional
superconductivity in highly correlated electron systems.
Inhomogeneous unconventional superconductivity at nanoscale such as vortices, surface and interface is undoubtedly a novel topic these days. To understand rich complex phenomena in above
in view of unified concept, we also focus on recent progress in mathematical aspect of superconductivity. On the other hand, numerical simulation is also a powerful tool to visualize the complex phenomena. Thus new algorism and new method of cumputaion are also a topic of this conference.

On the basis of these background, we focus on following topics.

1. Proximity effect and Josephson effect in ferromagnetic junctions
2. Unvonventional superconductor junctions
2. Odd-frequency pairing in non-uniform superconducting junctions
3. Novel theory of strongly correlated superconductor
5. Nanoscale inhomogenity in high-Tc systems
6. Topological aspect of edge states

This is a satellite conference of M2S2009 hele in Tokyou and is also supported by Center for Computational Science (CCS), the Hibi Science Foundation, and Nagoya University Science Foundation.