QFS2009: International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids

August 5-11, 2009 - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Co-chairs: W.P. Halperin and H. Kojima


  • Cold trapped atoms - lattice BEC, fermions, BEC-BCS transition
  • Competing orders and disorder - superfluid 3He and unconventional superconductivity
  • Helium liquids - paradigms for broken symmetry in the universe
  • Low dimensional systems - quantum phase transitions, quantum critical phenomena
  • Mechanical systems in the quantum limit - resonators and cavity oscillators
  • Quantum solids - transport and dynamics - including vacancies, dislocations, and grain boundaries
  • Vortex structure and vortex phases - quantum liquids, gases and unconventional superconductors
  • Vortex dynamics - from single vortices to quantum turbulence

Evanston and Chicago

  • The Evanston campus of Northwestern University is situated on Lake Michigan
  • 15 km from downtown Chicago and O'Hare airport (largest in the USA)
  • Evanston, just ten minutes walk from the conference site, has numerous restaurants, hotels, entertainment, and 6 public swimming beaches
  • Chicago is world-renowned for its museums, art, jazz and blues music, baseball, golf, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment