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Mauterndorf Winter School 2023

22nd International Winterschool
on New Developments
in Solid State Physics,
12-17 February 2023

Following the biennial cycle, the 22nd International Winterschool on New Developments in Solid State Physics should have taken place in February 2022, which would have been a nice coincidence of numbers, if the Covid-19 pandemic had not prevented us from holding the conference then.

Shortly before the Corona outbreak (the first 2 cases in Austria were confirmed on 25 February 2020), the 21st Winterschool had very successfully taken place from 23-28 February 2020, with 220 participants from 16 different countries, mainly European (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK), but also from USA, Australia, Canada and Brasil.

So now after 3 years, we are looking forward to the upcoming Winterschool!


Burg Mauterndorf


The Mauterndorf Winterschool 2023 is featuring 26 invited talks and tutorial lectures, as well as a large poster session for contributed presentations on Wednesday evening at the "Gemeindesaal" in the village centre.
The conference starts on Sunday, 12 February at 5 p.m. with a Welcome Reception and the registration in the castle.

Please download the abstract booklet HERE, opens an external URL in a new window
and the program overview HERE, opens an external URL in a new window.

Gustav Bihlmayer, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Rashba Physics in magnetic materials

Neil Curson, London Center for Nanotechnology, UCL
Atomically precise dopant placement in silicon and germanium for quantum technologies

Dmitri Efetov, University of Munich
Plethora of Many-Body Ground States in Magic Angle Twisted Bilayer Graphene

Andreas Fuhrer, IBM Zürich
Towards Quantum computing with hole spin qubits

Rolf Haug, University of Hannover
Single-electron tunneling in AC-driven quantum dots

Wister Wei Huang, ETH Zürich
Quantum computing with bilayer graphene quantum dots

Klaus D. Jöns, Center for Optoelectronics and Photonics and Universität Paderborn
Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits

Tomas Jungwirth, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
Emerging research landscape of altermagnetism

Georgios Katsaros, ISTA Austria
Understanding the physics of hybrid semiconductor-superconductor devices

Gerhard Kirchmair, University of Innsbruck
Coherent control of a symmetry-engineered multi-qubit dark state in wave guide quantum electrodynamics

Klaus von Klitzing, Max Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart
New SI-system triggered by the quantum Hall effect

Gauthier Krizman, University of Linz JKU
Engineering of relativistic states in topological matter

Hidekazu Kurebayashi, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL London
Control of magnetism and spin dynamics by carrier doping in van der Waals magnet Cr2Ge2Te6

Claire Le Gall,  Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Achieving long spin coherence in optically active quantum dots

Tina Müller, Toshiba Cambridge Research Laboratory
Coherent interactions of a telecom wavelength quantum dot with resonant laser photons

Paulina Plochocka, LNCMI France
2D perovskites: soft and ionic semiconductor

Syed Ghazi Sarwat, IBM Zurich
A Gentle Introduction to Computational Memory

Tomasz Smolenski, ETH Zürich
Optical sensing of electronic correlations in atomically-thin materials

Wilfred van der Wiel, University of Twente
Material Learning

Xavier Waintal, CEA Grenoble
Quantum computers: What are they? What are they supposed to be good at? Will they work?

Richard Warburton, University of Basel
Low-noise quantum dots in an open microcavity

Walter M. Weber, Technical University of Vienna
Silicon-Germanium nanosheet transistors, contact and electronic transport properties delivering runtime reconfigurable transistors

Eva Weig, Technical University of Munich
High Q nanomechanics: Vibrating nanostrings as dynamical model systems

Nathan P. Wilson, Technical University of Munich
Excitons and magnetic control of interlayer coupling in a 2D magnetic semiconductor

Anton Zasedatelev, University of Vienna 
Non-trivial photon correlations in nonequilibrium Bose-Einstein condensates of cavity polaritons

Anne Marije Zwerver, TU Delft
Spin qubits in silicon quantum dots, More – Distant - Industrial

Welcome Reception / Registration

On Sunday, 12 February from 5 p.m. the registration starts in the castle of Mauterndorf, together with a Welcome Reception with drinks and snacks.

Program Mauterndorf Winterschool 2023

General Informations

Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission:

28 November 2022

Notification of Acceptance:

12 December 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline:

18 December 2022

  • Nanowires and quantum dots
  • 2D materials, graphene and dichalcogenides
  • Quantum photonics and integrated optics
  • Quantum transport
  • Quantum information processing with solid-state platforms
  • Topological insulators
  • Nanoelectronic devices
  • etc.

Mag.a Susanne Schwind
Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics
University of Linz (JKU)
Altenberger Str. 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)732 2468 9600
Email: winterschool(at)jku.at


  • Gunther Springholz (Chairman, JKU Linz)
  • Armando Rastelli (JKU Linz)
  • Alberta Bonanni (JKU Linz)
  • Klaus Ensslin (ETH Zürich)
  • Jonathan Finley (WSI TU München)
  • Sven Höfling (Univ. Würzburg)
  • Georgios Katsaros (IST Austria)
  • Hubert Krenner (Univ. Augsburg)
  • Jochen Mannhart (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
  • Stephan Reitzenstein (TU Berlin)
  • Heike Riel (IBM Zürich)
  • Christian Schüller (Univ. Regensburg)
  • Gottfried Strasser (TU Wien)
  • Christian Teichert (Montanuniv. Leoben)
  • Gregor Weihs (Univ. Innsbruck)
  • Val Zwiller (KTH Stockholm)

  • Günther Bauer (JKU Linz)
  • Klaus von Klitzing (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)
  • Friedemar Kuchar (Montanuniversität Leoben)

JKU Linz: Gunther Springholz, Armando Rastelli, Susanne Schwind, Moritz Brehm, Thomas Fromherz, Alberta Bonanni, Stephan Bräuer, Albin Schwarz, Alma Halilovic, Ursula Kainz
Montanuniversitaet Leoben: Rainer T. Lechner

Abstract Submission / Poster Session


Students / Early Bird (until December 18, 2022) 350 EUR
Students / Late (from December 19, 2022) 400 EUR
Regular / Early Bird (until December 18, 2022) 450 EUR
Regular / Late (from December 19, 2022) 500 EUR

Registration is now open.

Registration to the conference must be done through the online registration system and one of the payment methods below. Registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Participants will receive an automatic confirmation of the registration. If you do not receive it, please send an email to winterschool(at)jku.at to make sure that the organizer has received your booking. Registration will only be effective on receipt of the registration fee or after authorization of credit card payment. An invoice for your online or university payment will be sent to you by Email within a few days.
Please notify any corrections to your registration immediately to winterschool(at)jku.at.

For the registration to the Mauterndorf Winterschool 2023 the following steps are necessary:

1. Create a new user account via https://konferenzen.jku.at/mauterndorf2023/user/register, opens an external URL in a new window:

After this you will get an e-mail with a link that leads you to a page where you can set a password. 

Another option is to log in via Shibboleth (only for JKU employees).

2. Login with your username and password via https://konferenzen.jku.at/mauterndorf2023/user/login, opens an external URL in a new window

3. Register for the conference via "My registration" -> "Event registration"

  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners)
  • PayPal
  • EPS
  • Invoice payment

Cancellation must be submitted in writing to winterschool(at)jku.at no later than January 29, 2023, and is subject to a € 50 processing fee. No refunds will be processed after this date. All refunds will be managed after the conference.

If you cannot attend, your registration is transferable to some other person whom you must indicate to us in your cancellation request (name, affiliation, address, email).

The organizer reserves the right to modify the content of the program, the speakers and the times of presentations. If the number of participants is insufficient, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference and all related products and/or services without any liability on his part. In the case of a cancellation by the organizer, participants will be reimbursed the registration fee actually paid.


The location of the International Winterschool on New Developments in Solid State Physics is the picturesque 13th century castle of Mauterndorf, a small village in the heart of the Austrian Alps which had already been a station on an ancient Roman trading route over the Radstädter Tauern: You can still see an original Roman mile stone in the middle of the village. On the location of the medieval castle there had then been a Roman fort.
In medieval times, the castle of Mauterndorf, situated on a rocky cliff, had been a toll station, and the summer residence of the archbishops of Salzburg.
Find out more , opens an external URL in a new windowabout the history of Mauterndorf and its castle.

Social Program

In the afternoon between the morning and evening sessions, there is some time for skiing, snow shoe walking or other activities in the snow or discussions in the local cafes, bars and restaurants. Mauterndorf is a small village and you will probably meet some colleagues wherever you go.
You can just step into one of the ski shuttle busses ( free of charge) with stops throughout the village and get to the cable car in a few minutes, which takes you up the mountain Großeck and Speiereck. On a sunny day it is also very nice to just go up the mountain and enjoy the wonderful view of the Austrian Alps, for example from the Panorama-Restaurant, or on the Winter Wonderland Walk, which is 3 kilometres long and with a max 6% inclination perfectly suited for sledges and toboggans or snowshoe hiking.

We would like to encourage you to take part in our SKI RACE, which has a long tradition at the Winterschool and is to be considered as a fun event! It will take place on Friday, 17 Feb, 13:00 at Großeck.

However, please bear in mind that the participation is at you own risk!

The registration for the race is possible between Monday morning and Wednesday 12:00 at the conference desk: please register either only individually or individually and as a team member. The ski teams must consist of 4 persons, among them 1 senior.

There will be separate registration lists for Ladies, Junior Gentlemen (age < 40), Senior Gentlemen (age > 40), Snowboarders, (Children) and Teams
Team: 4 persons (among them 1 Senior).
Everybody who is a member of a team has to sign up as an individual as well.


Travel Informations

The closest airport to Mauterndorf is Salzburg Airport. It is Austria’s second largest airport, at the heart of the motorway network interface Salzburg-Munich-Vienna-Villach. There are well scheduled flights to the main European cities and it is well linked up to the main transport hubs of Frankfurt, Vienna, London and Zurich. Coming by taxi or rented car the drive to the village of Mauterndorf on the Tauernautobahn motorway takes approximately 90 minutes.

Please follow also this link for more details, opens an external URL in a new window.

Mauterndorf can be reached on the A 10 Tauernautobahn motorway via the St. Michael exit and then by taking the B 99 to Mauterndorf.
Please note! A motorway toll sticker (Vignette) is required for all motorways in Austria. There is also an additional motorway toll for the Tauerntunnel (between Flachauwinkel-Süd and Zederhaus) heading south and for the Katschbergtunnel (between Rennweg and St. Michael) heading north. There is plenty of parking space available on site.

Visitors who do not wish to purchase a motorway sticker can reach Mauterndorf as follows:

Heading south from the city of Salzburg: Take Salzachtal-Bundesstraße (B 159) to Bischofshofen, then the B 99 via Obertauern to Radstadt in Lungau (approx. 90 minutes)
Heading east from Zell am See: Take Pinzgauer Straße (B 311) from Zell am See to Bischofshofen, then the Katschberg Straße B 99 via Obertauern to Radstadt in Lungau (approx. 95 minutes)
Heading north from Kärnten: Take the road from Spittal an der Drau to Katschberg Straße (B 99) via Gmünd, Rennweg, St. Michael to Mauerndorf (approx. 40 minutes)
Heading west from Steiermark:

Drive from Murau on Murtal-Bundesstraße (B 96) to Tamsweg, then take the Turracher Bundesstraße (B 95) to Mauterndorf (approx. 40 minutes)

Maier Taxi

5580 Tamsweg,  Marktplatz 5

taxi.lungau.at, opens an external URL in a new window

Villa Taxi

5571 Mariapfarr, Bruckdorf 469

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Lungau Taxi e.U.

5582 St. Michael, Gewerbestraße 451

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Bacher Reisen GmbH

5580 Tamsweg, Kuenburgstraße 9,
5582 St. Michael, Marktstraße 94

bacher-reisen.com, opens an external URL in a new window

Reisebüro Bruno Lankmayer

5571 Mariapfarr, Pfarrstraße 21

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Taxi Katschberg

5582 St. Michael, Katschberghöhe 334

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