Workshop on Cryoelectronic Components Held in Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
October 31, 2007 (H11). The annual Workshop “Cryoelectronic Components” (Kryo 2007) was held from October 3rd to October 5th, 2007, at the beautiful location of Herrsching on Ammersee, Germany. At this workshop, the German community active in superconducting electronics and related cryogenics annually presents progress in current work, exchanges insights gained at international meetings and also discusses programmatic R&D priorities. In order to make Kryo 2007 particularly interesting and useful for diploma and PhD students it started with two tutorials on superconducting quantum circuits (Rudolf Gross, WMI) and the fabrication and application of HTS thin films (Werner Prusseit, THEVA). While this annual workshop is a national event, international participants, especially from neighboring countries, occasionally participate and are always welcome.
This year’s Workshop was expertly organized by the Walther-Meissner-Institute (WMI) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Garching. The Chairman was Prof. Rudolf Gross of WMI. The final program of the workshop and the abstracts are accessible here (92-page PDF). The program accentuated the currently “hot” topics, with the most prominent place given to superconducting qubits and quantum circuits. Most oral presentations and posters were given in English, but some were in German. Over 60 participants attended.
The 2007 organizers chose the very attractive location in Herrsching, also because of its old superconductivity tradition. The Walther-Meissner-Institute (then named the Central Institute for Low Temperature Research, BAS) was located here from 1943 to 1967. It was here the flux quantization was first demonstrated experimentally by R. Doll and M. Näbauer (Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 51, 1961), simultaneously with Deaver & Fairbanks. All functions of present event were held at the conference centre of the Bavarian Agricultural Association. This modern facility offered a pleasant, comfortable environment, as well as room and board for participants. The next workshop, Kryo 2008, will be organized in Braunschweig.