Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]:
    28 March 2016
  • Early booking deadline for exhibitors:
    29 April 2016
  • Submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher session:
    30 June 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 July 2016
  • Paper submission deadline:
    22 July 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    12 August 2016



Norman Birge received his PhD in 1986 from the University of Chicago, studying the glass transition in supercooled liquids, then changed his focus to electronic transport during his post-doctoral work at AT&T Bell Laboratories.  He came to Michigan State University in 1988 and has been there ever since, aside from two remarkable sabbatical years with the Quantronics Group at Saclay, France.  His research has spanned several topics in quantum transport and mesoscopic physics, and is now focused on the interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism in hybrid structures.