Overview / Organization


The Summer School “Physics and applications of GHz vibrations” aims to gather leading scientists working in this emerging field to present the latest achievements in the field of high frequency vibrations in semiconductor and related materials as well as to give solid training at PhD & Post-Doc level and beyond. The school will take place at the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC), Corsica, France and is organized through the European Marie Sklodowska Curie network SAWtrain. The dynamic modulation of semiconductor structures using high frequency vibrations provides a powerful tool for the control of the materials properties required for novel functionalities in nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, and quantum information processing. Of particular interest are surface acoustic waves (SAWs): these are vibrations with GHz frequencies and micrometre-size wavelengths that can be generated on a semiconductor chip with standard integrated circuit technology. The combination of SAWs with semiconductor nanostructures has developed into new interdisciplinary fields ranging from the control of chemical reactions to advanced acousto-optical structures and to GHz quantum acoustics.

We look forward to meeting you in Cargèse!

Program committee

Andres Cantarero, University of Valencia, Spain

Wilfred van der Wiel, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Eva Weig, Universität Konstanz, Germany

Jorge Pedrós, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Christine Kolczewski, Deutsches Museum, Germany

Stefan Ludwig, Paul-Drude-Institut, Germany

Shintaro Takada, Institut Néel - CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes, France



Organization committee

Chris Bäuerle (Institut Néel, Grenoble, France)

Per Delsing (Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden)

Achim Wixforth (Univ. of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany)

Paulo Santos (Paul-Drude-Institut, Berlin, Germany)