Weekend Plan


Friday, March 18, 2005



Arrival and informal gathering/dinner


12:00 PM - A special KGB Group Meeting (this is our regular time for the past 100 years!) if you can make it. We will have short presentations on what our students are currently doing, followed by a lab tour.  Pizza will be served!



Saturday, March 19, 2005 (Printed Program)


Symposium in honor of MRB + Reception + Dinner


Symposium will be held on campus in the Applied Physics building in Lecture-room AP-200.


8: 00 - 8:45            Continental Breakfast at the Lobby of AP-200


8:45 - 9:00           Opening Remarks by Ted Geballe

                              Words from the Dean's Office by Dean Sharon Long


9:00 - 10:30       Session I - Superconducting Materials, Bulk and Films


Robert J. Cava (Princeton) -      Structure, superconductivity, and electronic phase diagram of triangular lattice sodium cobalt oxide


J.M. Triscone (Geneva) - Electrostatic modulation of correlated oxides


10:30 - 10:50   Coffee break at the Lobby of AP-200


 10:50 - 12:20    Session II - Devices


J.E. Mooij (Delft) - Crossing Mac's microbridge: superconducting quantum circuits


Konstantin Likharev (SUNY Stony Brook)- CMOL: The Next Big Thing in Electronics?


12:20 - 1:30     Lunch in the Ginzton Lab. Courtyard


1:30 - 3:00          Session III - Superconducting Mesoscopics and Quantum Effect


Leonid Glazman (U. Minnesota) - Persistent Currents in Superconducting Nanowires


Michael Tinkham (Harvard) - 30 years of Phase-Slips


3:00 - 3:20     Coffee break at the Lobby of AP-200


3:20 - 4:50          Session IV - Two-Dimensional Superconductors


Boris Spivak (U. Washington) - Quantum superconductor-metal transition


Aharon Kapitulnik (Stanford) - Two-Dimensional Superconductors




6:30            Reception and Wine tasting at the Cooper-Garrod Vineyard.


7:30            Dinner# + "Roast of Mac" (all are invited to contribute) at the Cooper-Garrod Vineyard.


Robert Dynes, President of the University of California is our after-dinner speaker.


# Dinner is planned at the Cooper-Garrod Vineyard in Cupertino hills.  We promise good food, good wine, and good music!


# To help us support the dinner event we ask participants to contribute


o        $25 for guests or spouses

o        $15 for a student


Directions to the Cooper-Garrod Vineyard (from STANFORD) can be found HERE, or on the web page of the Vineyard.


Please RSVP your participation to Cyndi Mata (cmata@stanford.edu) as soon as you can.  Please indicate if you plan to come to the Saturday symposium and/or the dinner, and if you will bring a spouse to the dinner.



Sunday, March 19, 2005


Gathering of KGB group, group alumni and out-of-town Guests for a Beach Party (@ Ted's Beach House):


12:00 - late...       Food, Drinks, Volleyball, Bonfire and more.