The summer school on condensed matter physics near Saint Petersburg has concluded

The 2013 science school of the Dynasty Foundation was conducted from 12 through 21 July in the town Renino, Leningrad Oblast.

Fifty young physicists selected by the Organizing Committee on a competitive basis participated. They included undergraduates, graduate students, candidates of science, and scientists without a degree from Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok and Ulan-Ude, Nizhny Novgorod and Vladimir, Voronezh and Makhachkaly, Chernogolovka and Sarov, Saransk and Novosibirsk, and other cities, as well as young physicists from Armenia and Ukraine.

Altogether, 93 applications were submitted.

The theme of the school this year was “Relevant problems in condensed matter physics (theory and experiment).”

The work of the summer science school was directed by Professor E. L. Ivchenko, Dr. Phys.-Math. Sci.

Evgenii Lvovich Ivchenko is a sector head in the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS.
Area of scientific interests: solid state theory, semiconductor physics, optical spectroscopy, semiconducting nanostructures
Author of more than 250 scientific articles, three monographs, and three textbooks.

The following participated in preparing the scientific program:

  • Prof. N. S. Averkiev, Dr. Phys.-Math. Sci.

  • Prof. V. P. Kochereshko, Dr. Phys.-Math. Sci. (Ioffe Pysico-Technical Institute, RAS).

Lectures given

(all lecture presentations will be added as soon as we receive them)

  • “Introduction to spin physics”
    Dyakonov Mikhail Igorevich
    Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Université Montpellier II, CNRS, France
  • “Topological insulators and mixed problems”
    Tarasenko Sergey Anatol’evich
    Ioffe Pysical-Technical Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg
  • “Application of the Keldysh diagram technique”
    Arseev Petr Ivarovich
    Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS
    Part 1 (.ppt, 1,1 Mb)
    Part 2 (.ppt, 2 Mb)
    Part 3 (.ppt, 5,7 Mb)
  • “Nucleation theory in modeling the growth of nanostructures”
    Dubrovskii Vladimir Germanovich
    Saint Petersburg Academic University − Scientific Educational Center for Nanotechnology, RAS (Academic University)
    Part 1 (.ppt, 6 Mb)
    Part 2
  • “Electronic interaction in graphene” (.pdf, 6 Mb)
    Levitov Leonid
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • “Criteria for Bose–Einstein condensation” (.pdf, 3,7 Mb)
    Glasov Mikhail Mikhailovich
    Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg
  • “Integer quantum Hall effect” (.pdf, 5,1 Mb)
    Dolgopolov Valerii Timofeevich
    Institute of Solid State Physics, RAS
  • “Evidence of exciton condensation” (.pptx, 6,7 Mb)
    Kavokin Alexey Vital’evich
    University of Southampton, Physics and Astronomy, United Kingdom
  • “Semiconducting lasers. What next?”
    Sokolovskii Grigorii Semenovich
    Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg
  • “The thermodynamics and dynamics of a correlated 2D electron system”
    Pudalov Vladimir Moiseevich
    Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS
  • “Photon crystals and metamaterials”
    Tikhodeev Sergey Grigor’evich
    Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS
  • “Symmetry and the method of invariants” (.ppt, 6,8 Mb)
    Ivchenko Evgenii Lvovich 
    Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg
  • “Experimental spin physics I” (.ppt, 18,5 Mb)
    Kursaev Yurii Georgievich
    Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg
  • “Experimental spin physics II”
    Yakovlev Dmitry Robertovich
    Experimentelle Physik II, Universität Dortmund, Germany
  • “Cascade lasers: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow”
    Suris Robert Arnoldovich
    Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS, Saint Petersburg

During the school, there was a lively discussion of “Solid state physics in the year 2020.” Participants also recalled similar discussions held in previous years and the proposals and predictions made then.

Audio recordings of the lectures and the discussion “Solid state physics in the Year 2020” are available on the site http://yadi.sk/d/5dutWWRX78Gqk.
They were uploaded by Andrei Ignatenko, a summer school participant from Ekaterinburg.
Thank you!

As a supplement for school participants, we provide the presentations for lecture courses by Prof. E. L. Ivchenko:
     Physics of low-dimensional systems (.pdf, 488 Kb)
     Solid state physics (.pdf, 398 Kb)

Youth Session

Scientists without degrees and candidates of science already have rich experience in public presentations at conferences, and the organizers of the school therefore decided to give undergraduates and graduate students an opportunity to obtain such necessary experience, a chance for them to present reports.
Thirteen undergraduates and graduate students presented their work at the Youth Session. They were evaluated by all the school participants.

First place was awarded to Yaroslav Beltyukov, an undergraduate at Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University.
Second and third places were shared by Galina Isupova, a graduate student Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University, and Margarita Anisimova, an undergraduate at Far Eastern Federal University.

Free time

In the full program of the Summer School, time was nonetheless found to wander around the northern capital. On the weekends, the participants went into Saint Petersburg, where they rode in cutters along the rivers and canals of the city and also took part in a recreational quest in the city center.

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