XXIV International Summer School ‘Nicolás Cabrera’

Quantum Transport in Topological Materials

Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Sept. 4-8, 2017


Scope and goals

Topological materials constitute an exciting and very active research area in condensed matter physics. It studies new states of matter whose bulk properties are similar to those of ‘ordinary’ materials but that, at the same time, display edge or boundary states with very exotic properties. Since the discovery of topological insulators, roughly a decade ago, the field has rapidly expanded with the identification of other topological materials, such as topological superconductors and Weyl semimetals. This Summer School will gather leading international experts to provide an introduction to the basic concepts underlying topology in condensed matter systems, followed by a discussion of recent developments, with a focus on quantum transport and hybrid devices. The goal is to cover not only theoretical aspects, but to also address the experimental progress, including the detection and manipulation of states associated with these materials.


• Hybrid devices (quantum dots, nanowires, heterostrucutres).
• Topological insulators and superconductors.
• Weyl semimetals.
• Topological quantum computing.

Invited speakers

Ramón Aguado (ICMM-CSIC, Madrid)
Alberto Cortijo (ICMM-CSIC, Madrid)
Silvano De Franceschi (CEA, Grenoble)
Reinhold Egger (Heinrich Heine Univ., Düsseldorf)
Klaus Ensslin (ETH, Zürich)
Claudia Felser (Max Planck Inst. for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden)
Marcelo Goffman (CEA, Saclay)
Sophie Guéron (Univ. Paris Sud Orsay)
Jelena Klinovaja (Univ. Basel)
Leo Kouwenhoven (QuTech, Delft Univ. of Technology)
Rosa López (Univ. Baleares)
Fabrizio Nichele (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen)
Yuval Oreg (Weizmann Inst. of Science)
Pablo San-Jose (ICMM-CSIC, Madrid)
Jörg Schäfer (Univ. Würzburg)
Patrik Recher (TU Braunschweig)
Shinsei Ryu (Univ. Chicago)
Felix von Oppen (Freie Univ. Berlin)


You can already check the school poster, Schedule, as well as the Book of abstracts. Here you will find the titles and abstracts of the 18 tutorials and 5 seminars that constitute the program of the school. You can also find the titles of the 58 posters that will be presented by our young participants. We hope you like it!

Photos and media coverage

Here you can find the conference photos as well as several news and videos from Spanish journals devoted to the school, to topological materials and quantum technologies in general. They were written and recorded by interviewing several participants of the school thanks to the Fundación BBVA.

Escuela de verano Nicolás Cabrera en Miraflores de la Sierra de la UAM-Fundación BBVA. KIKE PARA.

Escuela de verano Nicolás Cabrera en Miraflores de la Sierra de la UAM-Fundación BBVA. KIKE PARA.

Escuela de verano Nicolás Cabrera en Miraflores de la Sierra de la UAM-Fundación BBVA. KIKE PARA.

Escuela de verano Nicolás Cabrera en Miraflores de la Sierra de la UAM-Fundación BBVA. KIKE PARA.

Fundación BBVA: La revolución de la tecnología cuántica protagoniza la XXIV Escuela Internacional de Verano Nicolás Cabrera

El Confidencial: Se busca ordenador cuántico: razón, Miraflores de la Sierra

El País: “Los materiales topológicos permitirán resolver ecuaciones imposibles”

El Español: “El ordenador cuántico será una realidad en 20 ó 30 años”

Atlas: Tecnología cuántica para resolver los problemas que hoy no tienen solución

Vídeo: La revolución cuántica protagoniza la XXIV Escuela Internacional de Verano Nicolás Cabrera

Vídeo: Pablo San-José: “Parece inminente que un ordenador cuántico venza en ciertas tareas a uno clásico”

Optional open access publication at no cost

In parallel with the scope of the summer school, we have made special arrangements with the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (BJNANO.org) to collect works related to this topic as a thematic series (special issue), edited by Juan Jose Palacios, Elsa Prada and Alfredo Levy Yeyati. All submissions will undergo a standard peer-review process, and publications will be collected together as they are published. This is a unique opportunity to publish your work related to topological materials as a review article, original research article or letter in an open access platform, without any costs for submission. The Beilstein-Institut fully supports this 100% non-profit journal. Please see the instructions sent to you via email regarding how to submit.

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (BJNANO)
Thematic Series Call for Papers. Submit NOW.

History and venue

The International Summer School “Nicolás Cabrera”, funded by the BBVA Foundation, deals with current topics in materials science, condensed matter physics, nanophysics and biophysics since 1994. The School is a meeting point for numerous scientists all over the world, who share a few days in Madrid in a particularly pleasant and interacting environment.

The School is organized in the residence “La Cristalera” in Miraflores de la Sierra, a small village in the mountains near Madrid.


September 4th-8th, 2017


Thank you very much for your interest in the XXIV International Summer School “Nicolas Cabrera” on Quantum Transport in Topological Materials.

At this moment, registration is closed. We will be soon contacting applicants with further information about the status of their registration and, whenever applicable, of their scholarship application.

Full registration fee (400) €, will cover attendance to the School, full accommodation expenses at ‘La Cristalera’, meals, coffee-breaks, as well as the conference trip and dinner.

Further information concerning the payment of the registration fee will be added soon.”


Eduardo Lee, IFIMAC-UAM
Elsa Prada, IFIMAC-UAM
Alfredo Levy Yeyati, IFIMAC-UAM


Secreatary: Manuela Moreno
e-mail: manuela.moreno@uam.es
Phone: +34 91 497 4689