24-30 April 2022
Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
Europe/Rome timezone

The Course is organized within the EMFCSC International School of Nonequilibrium Phenomena. The aim of the School is to give a broad overview of the current understanding of the phenomenon of 1/f noise in condensed matter physics, with emphasis on its role in nanodevices for quantum information processing, quantum communications, and in material science.

The School targets the audience of young researchers such as Ph.D. students and post-docs. Lectures will be given by renowned experimental and theoretical physicists and engineers working on 1/f noise both from the material science and the quantum computing perspectives. During lectures, the most recent advances will be put in the framework of the current understanding of a phenomenon that has a long tradition of studies.

Young participants from around the world will be exposed to cutting-edge research topics and newest methodologies in the EMFCSC friendly atmosphere, reaping a benefit in terms of enthusiasm, knowledge and new ideas.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the School has been postponed from 6-11 September 2020 to 24-30 April 2022. The information regarding the conference will be continuously updated.


List of Topics

  • 1/f noise in metals 
  • Low-frequency 1/f noise in graphene and other 2D materials and devices 
  • Charge, flux, and critical current 1/f noise in superconducting qubits 
  • 1/f noise in semiconductors, 2DEG, and semiconductor charge and spin qubits 
  • Microscopic models for 1/f noise in superconducting devices
  • Microscopic tunneling systems
  • Fluctuating electric dipoles and magnetic moments in superconducting circuits
  • Decoherence due to 1/f noise
  • Approaches to non-Markovian open quantum systems
  • Quantum sensing via dynamical decoupling
  • Low-frequency noise spectroscopy as a reliability tool for electronics
  • Low-frequency noise in charge-density-wave materials and other strongly correlated systems
  • Low-frequency noise in magnonic and spintronic devices


Course Directors 

A.A. Balandin
Y. Galperin
P. Hakonen
E. Paladino
A. Ustinov


Organizing Committee

E. Paladino
F.M.D. Pellegrino
A. Ridolfo



Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
Via Gian Filippo Guarnotti, 26, 91016 Erice TP (Italy)


email: cmqt DOT unict AT gmail DOT com

Application for this event is currently open.