Scientific Programs



C = Coffee Break, L = Lunch
- General Session and Poster Sessions - Cascades Ballroom
- Vendors/Welcome Reception/AM & PM Breaks - Grand Foyer
- Lunch & Dinner - Cataract Room

8:00-9:00 9:00-10:30 11:00-12:30 12:30-2:00 2:00-3:30 4:00-5:30 5:30-7:00
08/09, Sun. Check-in Reception 5:00-9:00 Check-in Reception 5:00-9:00
08/10, Mon. Check-In 3He I C Turbulence I L Posters
QF, QS, TC
Techniques I C BEC I Posters
QF, QS, TC
08/11, Tue. Solid 4He I C Superconductivity I L Posters
QF, QS, TC
Solid 4He II C Techniques II Posters
QF, QS, TC
08/12, Wed. Liquid 4He I C Turbulence II Excursion Banquet 7:00-9:00
08/13, Thu. 3He II C BEC II L Posters VT,
QG, LD, OT
Turbulence III C Solid 4He III Posters VT,
QG, LD, OT
08/14, Fri. 3He III C Superconductivity II L Posters VT,
QG, LD, OT
Liquid 4He II C Techniques III Posters VT,
QG, LD, OT
08/15, Sat. 3He IV C Closing Tutorial Lectures 1, 2; E. Thuneberg, 2:30-4:30 C Tutorial Lecture3; F. Gasparini, 5:00-6:00
08/16, Sun. Tutorial Lecture 4; F. Gasparini, 9:30-10:30 C Tutorial Lecture 5; J. Boronat, 11:00-12:00 L Tutorial Lecture 6; J. Boronat, 1:30-2:30 Tutorial Lectures 7, 8; G. Ortiz, 3:00-5:00 C Check-in Reception for MBT


Scientific Program

Aug. 10th (Mon) 2015. Morning session:

Chair: Erkki Thueneberg
Time Speaker Talk Title
8:50 -- 9:00 Frank Gasparini Introduction and Opening Comments
9:00 -- 9:15 Paul Dyster, Major, Niagara Falls NY Welcome from the City of Niagara Falls
9:15 -- 9:30 Bruce Pitman, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Welcome from the College and UB
9:30 -- 10:15 William Halperin Chiral quantum states stabilized by anisotropic quasiparticle scattering in 3He and UPt3
10:15 -- 10:35 Hiroki Ikegami Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking and Intrinsic Magnus Force in Superfluid 3He-A
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10:35 -- 11:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Gary Ihas
Time Speaker Talk Title
11:00 -- 11:20 Y. A. Sergeev Visualizing quantum turbulence in 3He-B: Do spectral properties of Andreev reflection reveal properties of turbulent fluctuations ?
11:20 -- 11:40 Dimitry Zmeev Dissipation of quasiclassical turbulence in superfluid 4He
11:40 -- 12:00 Vladimir Eltsov Observation of turbulence of inertial and Kelvin waves in superfluid 3He-B
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12:00 -- 2:00 Lunch Break and posters


Aug. 10th (Mon) 2015. Afternoon session:


Chair: Horst Meyer
Time Speaker Talk Title
2:00 -- 2:20 John P. Davis Optomechanics at mK temperatures
2:20 -- 2:40 Hung Nguyen Electronic refrigeration using superconducting junctions in the sub kelvin regime
2:40 -- 3:00 Keith Schwab Realization of a Quantum Squeezed State of Micro-Mechanical Motion
3:00 -- 3:20 Eddy Collin Mesoscopic nano-mechanical probes for quantum fluids and solids
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3:20 -- 4:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Sebastien Balibar
Time Speaker Talk Title
4:00 -- 4:45 Cheng Chin Scale invariance and universality in atomic quantum gas
4:45 -- 5:05 Igor Ferrier-Barbut Double superfluidity in ultracold mixtures of 6Li-7Li
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5:00 -- 7:00 Posters 1 and Refreshments


Aug. 11th (Tue) 2015. Morning session:

Chair: John Reppy
Time Speaker Talk Title
9:00 -- 9:45 John Beamish Plastic Deformation and Flow in Solid Helium
9:45 -- 10:05 Robert Hallock Mass Flux Measurements in Solid 3He-4He Mixtures
10:05 -- 10:25 Anatoly Kuklov Dynamics of quantum dislocations in solid 4He
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10:25 -- 11:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Phil Adams
Time Speaker Talk Title
11:00 -- 11:20 Vesna Mitrovic Evidence of Andreev bound states as a hallmark of the FFLO state
11:20 -- 11:40 Suk Bum Chung Symmetry and Collective modes in the Sr2TuO4 Superconductor
11:40 -- 12:00 Caroline Richard Heat transport in non-uniform superconductors
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12:00 -- 2:00 Lunch Break and posters


Aug. 11th (Tue) 2015. Afternoon session:

Chair: Peter Toennies
Time Speaker Talk Title
2:00 -- 2:45 Andrew Fefferman Dislocations in Solid 4He: Progress and remaining puzzles
2:45 -- 3:05 Emil Polturak Detection of a Quantum Friction mechanism in solid 4He
3:05 -- 3:25 Hans J. Lauter Characterization of Dislocations in Solid Helium with Neutron Scattering
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3:25 -- 4:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Oscar Vilches
Time Speaker Talk Title
4:00 -- 4:20 Ethan Kassner A Supercooled Spin Liquid in the Frustrated Pyrochlore Dy2Ti2O7
4:20 -- 4:40 Xavier Rojas Superfluid nanomechanical resonators in confined geometries
4:40 -- 5:00 Laura deLorenzo Superfluid Helium as a Low Loss Optomechanical Element
5:00 -- 5:20 Yutaka Sasaki Visualization of Superfluid 3He Textures by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging
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5:00 -- 7:00 Posters 1 and Refreshments

Aug. 12th (Wed) 2015. Morning session

Chair: Moses Chan
Time Speaker Talk Title
9:00 -- 9:20 Adrian del Maestro Dimensional Confinement and enhanced coupling in a topological non-trivial container of 4He
9:20 -- 9:40 Steve Thomson Beyond correlation-length effects in 4He
9:40 -- 10:00 Oscar Vilches 4He adsorption on an individual carbon nanotube and a graphene sheet
10:00 -- 10:20 Guillaume Gervais Critical Flow and Dissipation in a Quasi-One-Dimensional Superfluid
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10:25 -- 11:00 Coffee Break

Time Speaker Talk Title
11:00 -- 11:45 Makoto Tsubota Inhomogeneous Quantum Turbulence in Thermal Counterflow
11:45 -- 12:05 Ladislav Skrbek Recent Results on Quantum Turbulence in 4He Obtained in Prague Using Visualization, Second Sound and Oscillating Objects
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Aug. 13th (Thr) 2015. Morning session:

Chair: Vladimir Eltsov
Time Speaker Talk Title
9:00 -- 9:45 Jim Sauls From Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking to Topological Order
9:45 -- 10:05 Yoonseok Lee Micro-machined Mechanical Oscillators for Quasi-particle Generation and Detection in Superfluid 3He
10:05 -- 10:25 Taku Matsushita Possible Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid 3He in 1D Nanochannels Examined by NMR
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10:25 -- 11:00 Coffee Break


Time Speaker Talk Title
11:00 -- 11:45 Jordi Boronat Stripe phases in quantum dipolar gases
11:45 -- 12:05 Sergey Vasiliev Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in atomic hydrogen gas
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12:05 -- 2:00 Lunch Break and posters


Aug. 13th (Thr) 2015. Afternoon session:

Chair: TBA
Time Speaker Talk Title
2:00 -- 2:20 Wei Guo Simultaneous study of the superfluid and the normal fluid in counter flowing superfluid 4He
2:20 -- 2:40 Viktor Tsepelin Drag force on quartz tuning forks in superfluid and normal 3He
2:40 -- 3:00 Andrei Golov Reconnection of Unidirectional Vortex rings in superfluid 4He at low temperatures
3:00 -- 3:20 Aurel Bulgac Vortices and quantum turbulence onset in a unitary Fermi gas
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3:20 -- 4:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Bob Hallock
Time Speaker Talk Title
4:00 -- 4:20 Pablo Nieto Vacancy induced flow of solid helium
4:20 -- 4:40 Anna Eyal Multiple Frequency Torsional Oscillator Studies and Possible Evidence for Supersolidity in 4He
4:40 -- 5:00 Ariel Haziot Mass flow through 50 μ thick solid 4He
5:00 -- 5:20 Masahiro Kamada Novel Features of the Quantum Spin Liquid State in 2D Solid 3He
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5:20 -- 7:00 Posters 2 and Refreshments


Aug. 14th (Fri) 2015. Morning session:

Chair: TBA
Time Speaker Talk Title
9:00 -- 9:20 Kazushi Aoyama Striped Superfluid Phases of 3He in Restricted Geometries
9:20 -- 9:40 Vladimir Dmitriev Superfluid Polar Phase of 3He in Anisotropic Aerogel
9:40 -- 10:00 Takeshi Mizushima Surface Squashing Modes in Topological Superfluid 3He-B
10:00 -- 10:20 Yury Bunkov Experimental Universe in 3He: Majorana; Multiverse; Q-balls
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10:20 -- 11:00 Coffee Break

Time Speaker Talk Title
11:00 -- 11:45 Elisabeth Schemm Experimental observations of broken time reversal symmetry in unconventional superconductors
11:45 -- 12:05 Philip Adams Spin properties of a disordered Zeeman-limited superconductor
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12:05 -- 2:00 Lunch Break and posters


Aug. 14th (Fri) 2015. Afternoon session:

Chair: Paul Leiderer
Time Speaker Talk Title
2:00 -- 2:20 Jan Nyeki Superfluidity and density waves in 2D 4He
2:20 -- 2:40 Charles Bernando Shapes of Swiftly spinning superfluid He Droplets
2:40 -- 3:00 Henry Glyde Landau and BEC Theories of Superfluidity have a common Physical Origin
3:00 -- 3:20 Nobuo Wada One dimensional Superfluid Onset of 4He nanotubes with a long length
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3:20 -- 4:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Emil Polturak
Time Speaker Talk Title
4:00 -- 4:20 Ketty Beauvois Experimental determination of 4He dynamics above the phonon-roton dispersion curve
4:20 -- 4:40 Thomas Fogarty Nano-friction in cavity quantum electrodynamics
4:40 -- 5:00 Samuli Autti Decay of magnon BEC in superfluid 3He-B via light Higgs bosons and Majorana fermions
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5:00 -- 7:00 Posters 2 and Refreshments



Aug. 15th (Sat) 2015. Morning session

Chair: Jeevak Paripa
Time Speaker Talk Title
9:00 -- 9:20 David Rees Stick-Slip motion of a Wigner crystal in a liquid helium channel
9:20 -- 9:40 Hao Wu Weyl Fermions, mass current and phase transitions in confined 3He-A films
9:40 -- 10:00 Andrew Casey 3He confined in silicon cell based nanoscale slab geometries
10:00 -- 10:20 Richard Haley Search for Landau Critical Velocity in Superfluid 3He-B Yields Surprise Null Result
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10:20 -- 11:00 Coffee Break


Chair: Frank Gasparini


Time Speaker Talk Title
11:00 -- 11:20 Moses Chan Grand Challenges in QFS
11:20 -- 11:30 Ladislav Skrbek Welcome to QFS 2016
11:30 -- 11:40 Conference Closing