Mesoscopic Theory Center    at Michigan State University



International Advisory Committee
Local Committee

The Second Workshop on NUCLEI and MESOSCOPIC PHYSICS, WNMP07, will be held at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State
University, East Lansing, Michigan, October 20-22, 2007.

Support by the AT&T Lectureships in Information Technology Endowment, Office of Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing, and Technology at Michigan State University, and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University is gratefully acknowledged.

The main goal of this series is to bring together scientists studying the objects of mesoscopic nature, which reveal generic features and allow for similar approaches, and to open the way for exchange of ideas, practical tools and possible collaborations. The NSCL, with its unique Coupled Cyclotron Facility used for engineering and studying exotic nuclear species, serves as a natural venue for such meetings. The Mesoscopic Theory Center has started its work under the umbrella of the NSCL and MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy organizing the inter-collegial contacts, lectures of well known scientists and workshops.

The format of the workshop WNMP07 will be defined by long presentations and by sufficient time for cross-fertilizing discussions. The incomplete list of topics to discuss includes:

  a.. Many-body quantum theory
  b.. Experiments with mesoscopic systems
  c.. Open and marginally stable mesoscopic systems
  d.. Quantum transport
  e.. Collectivity and chaos
  f.. Mesoscopic phase transitions
  g.. Superfluidity and superconductivity
  h.. Dynamic symmetries
  i.. Fundamental symmetries in mesoscopic systems

The first workshop of this type, WNMP04, was organized at the NSCL in October 2004 and attracted many physicists, theoreticians and experimentalists, working in various subfields of physics and chemistry (nuclear physics, QCD, condensed matter, atomic and molecular physics, quantum information). Proceedings of the workshop have been published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 777, ed. V. Zelevinsky, Melville, New York, 2005).