The standard picture of superconductors and superfluids is based on the existence of a single quantum condensate, but recent advances in material science and ultracold atoms opened a paradigm of multicomponent quantum fluids. New directions in this multifacetted and booming field are opened by emergent 2D materials, heterostructures, multiorbital materials, and ultracold atomic mixtures, in which superconductivity and superfluidity are readily realized, and where links between observed quantum effects can be made and knowledge can be cross-fertilized. This MultiSuper conference is aimed to help understand, quantify, and manipulate the effects of hybridization between multiple condensates in a single system, as a pathway to yet unseen quantum phenomena. The key experts are thus assembled biannually, to present and interpret state-of-the-art experiments and theory, and advance fundamental physics and material science in this field.

The main topics of the conference are:

  • Novel quantum phenomena in multicomponent superconductors and superfluids
  • Competing orders in multicomponent quantum systems
  • Multicomponent superconductivity and superfluidity in 2D materials and heterostructures
  • Topological effects in multicomponent quantum systems
  • Vortical and skyrmionic states in multicomponent quantum fluids
  • Quantum tech based on hybrid superconducting and superfluid systems

Previous editions of the MultiSuper conference were held in:

  • CECAM, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2012
  • Camerino, Italy, June 2014
  • ICTP Trieste, Italy, May 2018

and this year the conference series arrives to America’s for the first time. It will be held in the International Institute of Physics in Natal, recognizing the frontier area of physics promoted by the MultiSuper network.

The collection of selected papers from the MultiSuper2020 conference will be published in the devoted special issue of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.