ESF COSLAB Network Conference

Disorder and Topological Defects,

a Helium Primer

17-22 December 2004, Chamrousse, Grenoble (France)

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Scientific Committee:
Yuriy Bunkov (CRTBT-CNRS, Grenoble, France), co-chairmen
Henri Godfrin (CRTBT-CNRS, Grenoble, France), co-chairmen

Ana Achucarro (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Tom Kibble (Imperial College, UK)
George Pickett (Lancaster, UK)
Grigory Volovik (Helsinki, Finland)



Local Committee:
Yuriy Bunkov
Henri Godfrin

Eddy Collin
Clemens Winkelmann

Johannes Elbs

Conference Contact: Yuriy.Bunkov@Grenoble.CNRS.FR


In the framework of the European Science Foundation programme COSLAB Cosmology in the Laboratory.

The main emphasis of the COSLAB Programme is to exploit the analogies between the quantum vacuum in high-energy physics/cosmology and the condensed-matter systems. These systems include superfluids, superconductors, liquid crystals, Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC), non-linear optical systems and many others. This Workshop focuses on common problems of disorder and topological defects. An example of this is superfluid 3He in which one can make important studies at controlled disorder of aerogel. The  experimental results of groups from France, England, Japan and America will be presented. The influence of these results on the quantum theory development will be discussed.

The Grenoble Meeting is one of a regular series of meetings organized by the COSLAB programme. The meeting has substantial support from the European Science Foundation, and CHAMROUSSEother sponsorship is being sought.

 Bienvenue à Chamrousse, cliquer pour entrer à l'hôtel La Datcha...

The meeting will be held at hotel “Dacha” in Chamrousse, the station Olympic games 1968, near Grenoble. The format will be that of a study conference with sessions in the mornings and evenings, leaving the afternoons free for participants to walk, ski and otherwise enjoy the surrounding countryside.

 © CRTBT-CNRS, Edited by Yu. Bunkov, E. Collin, H. Godfrin.





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