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Quantum Transport and Nanophysics
8th - March 15th 2008
March 8th - March 15th 2008
Information bulletin N°1
I - PLACE AND DATE
The VIth. Rencontres de Moriond session in Mesoscopic Physics will be held in La Thuile from Saturday, March 8th to Saturday, March 15th 2008. La Thuile is a pleasant winter sport resort located in the Italian Alps, at 1450 m alt., about 120 km from Geneva . The nearest international airport are Geneva (Switzerland)and Milan (Italy). If you arrive in Geneva International Airport, do not forget that you (especially citizens from Russia) may need a transit visa, coming through Switzerland to Italy.
Postal address of the meeting :
II - PURPOSE
The 2008 session will focus on the rapidly developing fields of charge and spin transport in graphene and two-dimensionnal systems, quantum dots, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes, molecules, superconducting and ferromagnetic hybrid structures and dots. Special emphasize will be put on the dynamical properties in relation with quantum-preparation, -manipulation, -coherence and -detection of simple systems.
III - CONTRIBUTIONS
Participants who wish to present new results are requested to send an abstract here (IN2P3)
Due to limited format of the meeting, only a restricted number of oral contributions will be accepted, but a large time will be devoted to poster sessions as it was the tradition in former meetings.
There will no proceedings of the conference, but the speakers are kindly asked to bring a pdf copy of their slides to be posted on the web site after the conference.
IV - PRACTICAL ORGANIZATION
1. Conference Dates :
The meeting will begin on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 18 h 00 and will end on Saturday, March 15th, at 12 h 30.
2. Conference Facilities :
The following equipment will be available : a laptop computer, a video-projector for computer
and an overhead projector for plastic transparencies
presentations. Speakers can bring their presentation on their laptop or (preferably) on an USB key.
3. Conference Fee :
The conference fee for participants is 350 Euros. It will cover the cost of all social events and organizing matters.
On the conference site : by personal checks or travellers' checks in Euros or US dollars to "Rencontres de Moriond", handed to the conference secretary upon your arrival or within the first 2 days of the workshop. Please avoid cash payment if possible. Credit cards are not accepted to pay for the fees, but they are accepted to pay for the hotel bill (see below).
4. Accommodations :
Housing will be in Hotel Planibel, La Thuile. Meals will be served in this hotel
for all participants.
For accompanying person, please contact the conference secretary.
V - TRAVEL
Information below is not yet definitive and will be updated in november
1. From Paris to Geneva by TGV :
March 8th 2008
Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains.
Then take the train to Geneva - Cointrin airport (7 minutes, one train every 15 minutes),
then the conference bus (see below).
2. From Geneva Airport to La Thuile :
Conference buses :
Return Conference busses are scheduled to leave La Thuile on Saturday, March 15th at 12 h 30 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then CERN (if requested) around 17 h 00, depending on the traffic.
3. By car
La Thuile can be reached by car, by the A40 highway to St Gervais, then
by E25 to Chamonix, Courmayeur and Pré Saint Didier and then turn
to the right in the direction of La Thuile via Strata Stratale Valle d'Aosta