The 4th International Workshop on Superconducting Sensors and Detectors (IWSSD 2018) will be held in Sydney, Australia, from 24th to 27th July 2018, and will be hosted by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Previous IWSSD workshops were held in Daejeon (Korea, 2012), Shanghai (China, 2014) and Tsukuba (Japan, 2016). We are delighted to announce the following plenary and invited speakers:
Prof. Robert Hadfield, Head of Division of Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K.
Prof. Akira Fujimaki, Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Robert Romanofsky, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA.
Dr. Jan Herrmann, General Manager, Physical Metrology, National Measurement Institute, Australia.
Dr. Ronny Stolz, IPHT-Jena, Germany
Prof. Lixing You, SIMIT, China
Prof. Jian Chen, Nanjing, China
Prof. Tim Duty, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Dag Winkler, Chalmers, Sweden
Prof. Yong-Hamb Kim, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea
Prof. Huabing Wang, Nanjing University, China
Dr. Shane Keenan, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Jia Du, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Hiroyuki Shibata, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Emma Mitchell, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Bob Fagaly, Honeywell Inc., USA
Dr. Paul Sowman, Macquarie University, Australia
Superconducting sensors and detectors are fast growing fields in Superconductivity. They play an important role in a wide range of research and development areas, for example, quantum information, analytical instrumentation, synchrotron radiation, mineral exploration, security, astronomy and wireless communications. The IWSSD aims to bring together leading experts from all related areas to exchange the latest research results and information on superconducting sensors, detectors and their applications. The workshop will cover the following topics:
- SQUIDs, SQIFs and SQUID Applications
- Superconducting Photon Detectors, e.g. SSPD, TES, STJ
- Superconducting Device Fabrication/Processing/Scale-up/Material Properties
- SC Electronics for Microwave, THz and Communications
- Digital Electronics
- Cryogenics, Packaging, Implementation and Commercialization
- Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Engineering
- Other Novel Devices and Applications
The IEC-IEEE Superconducting Electronics Standardization Committee will also meet at IWSSD 2018.
The workshop will be held in Sydney, renowned for its beautiful harbour and for its iconic architecture the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, where you can climb to the top of the bridge, attend an opera at the Opera house, or stroll along beautiful Manly or Bondi beaches.
The Conference venue is the CSIRO West Lindfield Laboratories which is 15 km for the city centre.