May 27, 2020 - May 29, 2020

Chiral matter: from quarks to quantum computers

Recent discoveries of chiral materials, such as graphene, topological insulators, Dirac/Weyl semimetals, and non-centrosymmetric superconductors started an ongoing revolution in key areas of Physics. The new compounds hold promise for tackling some of the most severe problems in nanoscience by affording a broad palette of potentially useful behavior for building noise-prone components of quantum computers as well as for transmission and storage of information and energy. Amazingly, chiral transport is prominent in both solid-state and high-energy systems despite a vast difference of appropriate energy scales. These developments call for radically new approaches involving collective efforts of experts in basic and applied research, both in quantum computing, solid-state physics, and particle physics.

The purpose of this cross-disciplinary meeting is to discuss new ideas on using chirality in quantum computing, including non-centrosymmetric superconductors, anomalous Josephson junctions, and chiral materials. The workshop will provide participants with an informal atmosphere to encourage mutually beneficial communications among theorists and experimentalists in Blois, a beautiful medieval city located on the banks of Loire river, at the center of Loire Valley.


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