STEP - 2013

                                              International Summer School on

                   Superconductivity – Theory, Experiments, and Phenomena

                                         Cargèse, France,  August 5-17, 2013



The Cargese school/workshop brought together experts and young researchers, both theorists and experimentalists, working in the field of superconductivity.  The  program featured lectures (at least six hours for each subfield) and scientific talks. Most of  lecturers  stayed in Cargese for at least a week to have enough time to communicate with  the students and other participants.  The school was attended by students, postdocs, as well as  more senior researchers from all around the world.


Andrey V. Chubukov - University of Wisconsin Madison
Dirk van der Marel - Université de Genève
Joerg Schmalian - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Henri Alloul - Université Paris Sud

Main topics

Phenomenology of superconductivity, pairing symmetries, mechanisms of superconductivity in various materials, mesoscopic aspects of superconductivity,  topological superconductivity, applications of superconductivity, new superconductors.


The societal and scientific developments of the past decade in the field of superconductivity call for a strong generation of young scientists with a solid training in novel superconductivity, including the materials aspects, the phenomenology of novel superconducting phenomena that can or have been realized, and the theoretical deductions and inductions in the framework of the origin of superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems. The aim of this summer school is to provide such a training for young scientists, such as to allow them to enter the arena at the forefront of the science and technology of novel superconductivity.