The modern field of nano-electronics has brought about novel physical phenomena and created new challenges for their interpretation within the quantum theory. Among the key fundamental concepts are quantum coherence, interference effects and decoherence. Superconductivity is usually the most prominent source of macroscopic quantum coherence. At the same time, in any realistic situation quantum coherence is inevitably reduced by interactions of electrons with each other or further degrees of freedom giving rise to quantum dephasing. The interplay between quantum coherence, disorder, interactions, level quantization, and quantum fluctuations is being intensively studied in a variety of contexts and physical systems. An improved understanding of these and further phenomena is needed both from a fundamental point of view as well as for a variety of potential applications, ranging from highly sensitive detectors to quantum information devices and single-electron logic circuits operating at room temperature.

The Workshop “Quantum Coherent Phenomena at Nanoscale (QCPN2016)” is intended to bring together leading scientists actively working in the field in order to overview the most recent advances, to visualize further research prospects and to promote new collaborations. The Workshop program will include talks of the leading experts, both theorists and experimentalists, in a number of most exciting topics in the field, including
–  superconducting qubits and metamaterials
–  quantum fluctuations in superconducting nanowires and nanorings
– superconductor insulator transitions
– transport of interacting electrons in quantum dots, quantum wires, and 2D structures
– shot noise and full counting statists
–  proximity and Josephson effects in superconducting hybrids
–  topological insulators and Majorana fermions
– persistent currents in nanorings
– quantum coherence and decoherence
– superconductivity and thermoelectric effects
– trapped ions
– spintronics